I grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and dreamed of being an actor. I was one of those highly energetic children always forcing my family to watch me put on puppet shows and other one-girl performances. I acted in a number of drama camp and school plays, and saw my dream coming true when I was accepted into the BFA Acting Program at Illinois Wesleyan University. During my time at IWU, I discovered the fascinating world of voice and dialects. Suddenly, a new dream began to take shape.
For the past six years, I have worked in Chicago as a dialect/vocal coach. I have coached over 60 theatrical productions, worked on multiple major television shows, and provided private accent coaching to countless actors. In 2017, I made a video with BuzzFeed in which I demonstrated and gave tips on 12 different accents; the video went viral and has millions of views on YouTube and Facebook. I am now living in London where I am attending graduate school at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, which is the #1 drama school in the UK. I will graduate in 2020 with an MFA in Voice Studies.
I am legally blind with limited vision in my left eye and no vision in my right eye. I never mind talking about my blindness. In fact, I am infamous for my blind jokes!