At the age of 18, after finding a newfound love for musical theater, I dropped my childhood passion of instrumental music and decided to become a dancer. Transforming myself into a dancer through college, I landed my first job before graduation in Milwaukee Ballet II. I've continued to become a successful storyteller through song and dance, telling stories through movement in America's top musical theater houses, including performing alongside the Rockette's in New York City's longest-standing theatre tradition, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Currently, I'm playing Mendl in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish off-Broaddway, a role I originated as an original cast member of the now hit show in it’s “Second Smash Year” and winner of the Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Musical Revival”. The show was directed by Broadway Legend and Tony, Oscar, and Emmy Award-winning , Joel Grey. I’m also a featured soloist on the newly released cast album by Grammy-nominated producer of Time Life/Warner Bros available on iTunes and Spotify.
Performing a rigorous 16-show week at Radio City pushed me to the limits and eventually taught me how much more I was able to push myself. As I actively perform throughout the year, I continue to teach ballet and jazz to young, aspiring professionals, using the methods and experience that got me to where I am today and work as a contributing writer for Dance Teacher Magazine Online, OperaWire.com, and have been featured in Dance Informa.
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