Hometown: Platteville, WI
College: Pennsylvania State University, BFA Musical Theatre
My Little Band Geek Family: One college-band-director Dad and one middle-school-band director Mom makes our family a woodwind quintet with Dad on the bassoon, Mom on the flute, little brother Daniel (currently getting his MFA) on the oboe, and me on the clarinet.
Other instruments: Cello and Clarinet
I reserve extra space for: My Musical Theatre Short Film Platform MT SHORTS, Running, Fitness Classes of all disciplines, Improv, Acapella (STILETTA is my group in the city), modeling, meditation clubs, book clubs, collaborating with my fellow artists across multiple platforms of the visual and performing arts
Favorite Foods: Avocados, Medjool Dates, Ben and Jerry’s Tonight Dough
Favorite Beverages: Nitro Cold Brew, High West Whiskey
I can’t travel without: a baseball cap and a podcast downloaded
Why I make art:
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing whats next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."
-Agnes De Mille-
My artistry lies in my quest to contribute without expectation, to connect without presumption, and to spark ideas that provoke questions leading to solutions. I believe there is space for everyone in this colossal microcosm of our industry. And I will forge the charge in connecting and fostering artists who are taking relentless leap after leap to make that space.