My career has been long and varied. I have performed in Ballet Companies, Industrials and such shows as “Ragtime,” “Cinderella,” “CATS,” “That’s Christmas: Chicago’s Musical," and many other shows, regionally around the country. Milwaukee, Chicago, Hamburg, New York are just a few of the of the great cities I have had the honor of performing. Not only have I worked at some of the finest regional houses in the country, but I have also taveled the country teaching guest and master classes. My journey into Choreographing helped me discover one of my biggest passions: Directing. In either world, my approach to theatre as a Director/Choreographer has been simple. Tell the story. Don’t get lost in anything more than that. Supporting those around you to do their best work and bring their ideas and strengths to the table, then shape all of that using the visions I have created, can make for a great collaborative experience for everyone involved. I think I came to this approach honestly as that is basically how I approached performing. Teaching is the same—pass on that perspective to the students. Find the strength of EACH student in the room and help them want to do their best. I have taught throughout my career, mostly guest teaching, or master classes. I enjoy the chance to come in and give a new perspective or have a student find a kernel of truth in what I’m teaching and take it with them. I have had an eclectic and fortunate career. I am forever humbled by what I got to do, and still try to find the passion to continue in the Arts. These varied opportunities help shape who I am as an Artist and person.