I am a freelance artist who focuses on experimental, immersive, and devised theatre. My core values (which I incorporate into all of my work) are compassion, curiosity, and activism. Key influences on my dramaturgy are Grotowski, Brecht, Boal, and Michael Chekhov. I have worked on new works festivals, site-specific productions, fringe festivals, and the world-premier of the musical Hills on Fire.

I combine my international studies with my work in theatre to produce informed, socially relevant productions. I do this with the goal of informing audiences and inspiring discussion on sensitive but important subjects. In addition to my studies in international culture, history, and politics, I have also studied in Europe, received B1 certification in German language, and participated in the 2019 Doha Forum.

I worked as Assistant to the Artistic Director at the Hippodrome Theatre; Gainesville, Florida's professional Equity theatre. I also served as Associate Artistic Director on the executive board of Florida Players; the University of Florida's student-run non-profit theatre company. I graduated from the University of Florida in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. To visit my international academic portfolio, click here.

Currently, I am volunteering in Washington, D.C. with AmeriCorps. There, I apply theatre techniques including movement work and poetry analysis to teach children emotional hygiene and develop their appreciation for the fine arts.​

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