I am a mezzosoprano and a musical theatre performer who loves horror movies, hates tomatoes, and values being kind above all else. I’m from the small town of Floyd, VA (think hippies, hay bales and the most beautiful green hills you ever did see). Ever since I was an itty-bitty hippie child I have loved to sing, and thanks to having the most supportive family around I pretty much never stopped. Music was a defining part of my young adult life and it helped to launch me into the beautiful world of storytelling. Musical theatre was my first love. When I went on to study music at Radford University in Virginia, I had never considered Opera, but when I began to study classically, I instantly found a new passion. I continued to study classically throughout my undergraduate career, putting opera in the driver seat and setting musical theatre to the side. Opera lit up my soul. Making my international operatic debut at the Mittelsächsiches Theater in Freiberg, Germany as Dido in Dido and Aeneas helped to solidify this newfound passion and technique. This brought me such joy and I knew I had to keep doing this for the rest of my life. The confidence in my vocal technique and performing ability that I found through studying classically inspired me to dust off the old musical theatre hat and give it a go. In 2018 I decided it was time to go back to school. But I wasn’t just in search of more debt! I was looking for a program that would encourage me to pursue both my opera and musical theatre passions. I found that program at Arizona State University, so I packed up my little Honda Civic and moved across the nation. As a crossover artist I have worked hard to cultivate my own voice. My goal is to share joy, tell a story, and provide the audience with a truly honest performance. I also hope to make my cat proud.
CINDERELLA (AZO OPERATUNITY TOUR)
SCHOOLS IN THE PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA
KURR CULTURAL CENTER
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY