After closing In the Heights, getting married (!!!) and honeymooning, I'm finally back in NYC auditioning. This also means I have some time to put some of my work online... some of those old clips were getting pretty rusty!
Check out my VIDEOS page for a new DANCE REEL, VOCAL REEL, and some new footage of songs, concerts, and promo commercials from shows past!
In The Heights
After spending the summer learning the show and in pre-production, I'm so excited to get to rejoin the cast of In The Heights in their production at Portland Center Stage. Headed by Artistic Director Marissa Wolf and beautifully directed by powerhouse May Adrales, this show is the best I've ever seen it! I'm swinging and serving as the brilliant William Carlos Angulo's Associate Choreographer.The photo is courtesy of Owen Carey.
Second Stage & Sondheim
This March, I'll be playing Mildred in Second Stage's concert performance of Sondheim's rarely produced "SATURDAY NIGHT". The evening's event will be directed by Noah Brody and music directed by Alex Gemignani,two brilliant artists. The photo to the right is courtesy of Avery Bruckus, and features the cast with Mr. Sondheim.
New York Theatre Barn
I am so excited to begin working on a new musical and its presentation at the NY Theatre Barn's New Works Series. The series features pre-premieres of new musicals, and will take place at the Daryl Roth Theatre. The piece is called "RAMONA" and is by Nevada Lozano and directed by Joe Barros. Tickets are available on the website or at the door.
Broadway World Award
I found out this week that I was lucky enough to win a Broadway World Award for Best actress in a Musical (professional) for my portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. We also won for Best Actor and Best Musical. Congrats to the entire cast and creative team!
Movement Directing REAL
I was thrilled to get a call from director Erin Ortman to assist her on Rodrigo Nogueira's new, brilliant play, "REAL". The play opens at The Tank for the month of January, and includes some fantastic actors and has been a wonderful process. I love being on the "other side of the table" once again in a creative process.
Teaching at GEVA THEATRE
After closing two shows at AST, it's been a whirlwind as I return to teach Movement at Geva Theatre's Summer Academy. I was so excited to be asked back to continue my journey with this theater and this program. The students, ages 12-18, are receiving amazing training in all things Shakespeare, and I continue to learn from them and my fellow (incredible) faculty members daily.
NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL
In the middle of teaching at Geva Theatre, I was lucky enough to take a week away to perform at the renowned Newport Music Festival in Newport, RI. Our evening of Bernstein's music -- a West Side Story tribute -- was held at the Vanderbilt estate, "The Breakers". It was an evening of incredible operatic voices, concert pianists, and stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the historic mansion.
Arkansas Shakes Theatre
early summer 2018
I'm so thrilled to be returning to AST this summer to play two wonderful roles. In My Fair Lady, I'll be playing Eliza Doolittle, an absolute dream role. In Henry IV Part I, I'll be playing Lady Percy and a few other small bits. I loved my time spent there last year, and I can't wait to return. (More exciting news for later in the summer to come!)
Helen Hayes Nomination
What a surprise! I found out in early February that I'm nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical. This nomination is for the role of Carla in GALA Hispanic Theatre's production of In The Heights -- the U.S. Spanish premiere. We racked up 18 nominations total, including best ensemble!
1000 Nights & One Day
February brought me the pleasure of diving into One Thousand Nights and One Day, a musical-opera-myth-play with music by Marisa Michelson and libretto by Jason Grote. The piece is directed by Erin Ortman and produced off-Broadway by the Prospect Theatre Co. at ART/NY. It is poignant, surprising, hilarious, philosophical, and unlike absolutely anything I have ever sung before.
Bread and Roses Reading
I recently appeared in a reading presentation of the wonderful new musical, Bread and Roses. Presented three times at A.R.T./NY, the piece is written by Brad Alexander and Jill Abramovitz, and directed by Melissa Crespo. The cast is stellar!
Teaching Dance at GEVA
I was so honored to be asked to come teach Dance and Dance Ensemble at the 2017 Summer Academy at GEVA Theatre Center in Rochester, NY. I taught 30 incredibly talented teenagers the history and technique of theater jazz, as well as put together several scenes and large group dance numbers over the course of five weeks.
Being a member of their core faculty for the summer was a dream come true, and I certainly learned a lot in the process.
For dance and/or theater performance teaching inquiries, please contact me directly!
Julius Caesar & The Music Man
I'm thrilled to be at AST playing Portia in Julius Caesar and Marian Paroo in The Music Man.
The shows open in June and run until July 9 in rep. Directors Robert Ramirez and Ann Cooley are brilliant, and I can't speak highly enough of the talent all around me.
This is one of the most creatively fulfilling jobs I've ever had; come down to see the entire season at AST this summer!
In the Heights
I can't wait to begin working on In the Heights again... this time in Spanish! The production will be at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in D.C., and the U.S. premiere of this script.
Directed by Luis Salgado, this show will rehearse in March, and open April-May!
Christmas in Westchester
I'm so excited to return to the Westchester Broadway Theatre family to work with Richard Stafford again, and to play Becky and u/s Linda in "Christmas Inn".
We run up until Christmas, and the show includes all your favorite holiday songs. Thankful to WBT for the chance to work at "home for the holidays"!
In The Heights
I'm so thrilled and thankful to be playing one of my dream roles at PCPA this summer: Nina Rosario.
We run Wednesdays-Sundays now through September 11! Director Michael Jenkinson, the creative team, and all the wonderful people of PCPA knocked this one out of the park. It's an incredible story to tell each night.
Hit Her With The Skates!
I start rehearsals for a staged reading of a musical-in-process, Hit Her With the Skates, playing the sassy villain-turned-sweetheart, Meghan.
This hilarious and poignant new work is by Christine Rea and Rick Briskin, and directed by one of my favorite humans in the world -- my college mentor, Kent Gash!
The reading has two performances on June 21, both at NOLA Studios! If you like high belting, 1970s references, and disco-meets-singer songwriter, then come check us out!
In the Heights
I'm beyond thrilled to announce that I'll be playing Nina in In The Heights at PCPA Theatre this summer!
Nina has been a dream role for me since the show opened on Broadway, and I cannot wait to tackle this wonderful role in sunny California.
We run August and September; I can't wait to get started!
Man of La Mancha
I'm so excited to be returning to Westchester Broadway Theatre once again this spring!
I'll be playing Fermina and understudying Antonia in what is sure to be a breathtaking production of Man of La Mancha.
We run March through May 2016; get your tickets today!
I'm so excited to announce that I will performing in Showboat at Westchester Broadway Theatre, running this fall and winter.
I'll be dancing in the ensemble and understudying the role of Magnolia!
We open September 24 and close in January, so you have plenty of chances to come by!
Land of Broken Toys
Land of Broken Toys opens this Saturday, August 15 as a part of the 2015 NYC International Fringe Festival!
Greg Kotis (Urinetown) and Stew (Passing Strange) are plugging the show... really, what more could you ask for?
Come see us at the Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente (107 Suffolk St. between Rivington and Delancey).
Opening night is already SOLD OUT, so get your tickets ASAP!
Photo by Dixie Sheridan, 2015
Dulcina Eisen Associates
I am pleased to announce that I signed with Dulcina Eisen Associates Theatrical Agency!
I can't wait to begin working with Dulcina, Barry, and the team. They truly are a family, and I feel so welcome already.
Bon Voyage, Anything Goes!
What a whirlwind! After being on the road for nearly nine months, it feels so good to be back in New York City -- Auditioning, being in my apartment, and seeing my people is much needed.
Being on tour was one of the greatest experiences of my life, especially with such an incredibly kind and talented cast, crew, and orchestra.
Thank you to NETWorks Productions, to Jennifer Savelli, Sean McKnight, and Vanessa Sonon, and of course, to Kathleen Marshall for creating this masterpiece. Dancing it eight shows a week is a JOY and a privilege I will never forget.
"Bullets Over Broadway" B-Roll
I was lucky enough to shoot the promo video (also known as a "B-Roll") for the upcoming NetWorks tour of Susan Stroman's "Bullets Over Broadway"!
The tour isn't beginning for another 10 months, but members of our cast were asked to film the video, directed and fearlessly lead by Stroman's main man,the amazing James Gray.
Thank you, NetWorks, for such a wonderful opportunity!
Check out our footage HERE:
fall 2014 - spring 2015
The S.S. American has set sail!
Kathleen Marshall's second national tour of "Anything Goes" is coming to a city near you.
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Pictured to the right are the Reno's Angels: Virtue, Chastity, Charity, and Purity!
While I've had a crazy, humid summer in the city, I had a bit of refreshing news!
J. A. Di Bello, a wonderful journalist and supporter of the arts, interviewed me about my post-grad life and upcoming projects.
Check out the full interview
Dancers Against Cancer
I had the great honor of performing in a benefit called Dancers Against Cancer (or DACNY), founded by Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht. The event was held at the AXA Equitable Center in midtown.
I was asked to perform in Greg Graham's piece, a world premiere entitled "Vertigogo". It was silly and ridiculous -- I had so much fun!
Other performances that evening included dancers from ABT, NYC Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, American Dance Machine, and more. I was humbled to be there and dance with such inspirations, and I got to meet Daniel Ulbricht, Herman Cornejo, and Gillian Murphy -- my idols!
CLICK THE LOGO to support and learn about this amazing cause!