The first word I ever spoke was “light,” pointing at the shiny thing that was illuminating my chubby baby face. Ever since, my passions have revolved around finding my “light”.
I grew up as an only child in an Italian family from Sterling Heights, Michigan, and started out in all the sports other boys my age were involved in. In middle school I started singing in my church choir, and ended up being the youngest full-time cantor in the parish. I loved to sing, for anybody who would listen, even the people who didn’t. I remember belting all my favorite Shania Twain songs at my annoyed cousins every family barbecue.
In hopes of exploring something new, I decided to audition for a local production of “Suessical: The Musical,” at a nearby community theatre, and the rest was history. Right after being bit by the theatre bug, I was shoved right into my newest passion; dance. I found a studio that specialized in "triple-threat" training, and shortly after became apart of the competition team for the next 7 years.
Around the 9th grade, I developed yet another passion for choreography and dance education, and began teaching at my childhood studio, along with interning with dance competitions & conventions. I stuck with my decision, and 4 years later, received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. In college, I began working professionally at regional theaters around the midwest, and eventually took my ambitions out east to New York City.
I currently live in Astoria, Queens, and am signed with the Musical Theatre branch of Daniel Hoff Talent.I also teach/choreograph at dance studios all over the midwest, and am a proud faculty member of the Energy Source Dance Experience. I found my "light" in my passion for dance education; my desire to see young dancers better discover their potential, grow as artists, and find themselves through the arts as I did. When I’m not working, you can find me writing, drinking coffee, or watching Rupaul’s Drag Race. Cheers!