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“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


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****Equity Membership Candidate****

Voice: Soprano with pop belt mix

Range: low g- high c

Height: 5’2 1/2”

Eyes: Light Brown

Hair: Dark Blonde

Professional Theatre:

The Children’s Hour (Evelyn Munn)- Roundtable Theater Lab

Oliver! (Bet)- The Secret Theater

Piggy Nation: Off-Broadway (Lacey Leppard) – The Snapple Theater

Dotty Dot-The Musical (Polka Dot) – The Secret Theater

The Berenstain Bears Live: Off-Broadway (Sister Bear)- Matt Murphy Productions

Dutch Wonderland Park (female swing) – RWS and Associates Ent. Inc.

Bye Bye Birdie (Kim MacAfee) – Great Plains Theatre Festival

The Sound of Music (Liesl) – Festival 56

Steel Magnolias (Annelle) – Festival 56

The Laramie Project (Romaine, Zackie, Ensemble) – Festival 56

Henry IV (Doll Tearsheet/Prince Lancaster) – Festival 56

Company (Vocal Minority) – Doctah Mistah Productions

Will Rogers Follies (James Rogers) – Zilker Hillside Productions

Evita (Young Eva) – Zachary Scott Theatre

Time Again In Oz (Princess Ozma) – UT Austin

Gypsy (Tap Girl) – Austin Musical Theatre

Annie (Molly Understudy/Ensemble) – Austin Musical Theatre

A Christmas Carol (Elizabeth Cratchit) – Zachary Scott Theatre

Educational Theatre:

The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox) – Sam Houston State Univ.

Thoroughly Modern Millie (Dorothy) – Sam  Houston State Univ.

Dog Sees God (CB’s Sister) – Sam Houston State Univ.

Steel Pier (Featured Dancer) – Univ. of Central Oklahoma

State Fair (Ensemble) – Univ. of Central Oklahoma

Footloose (Rusty) – Oklahoma City Univ. Summer Camp

Into The Woods (Cinderella) – Lake Travis PAC

Seussical: The Musical (Mrs. Mayor) – Lake Travis PAC

Anything Goes (Girl/Purity) – Lake Travis PAC

Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) – Lake Travis PAC

Cabaret Theatre:

Glee-Nation!(Soloist) – Round Rock Entertainment

Jingle Jam (Guest soloist) – Univ. of Central Oklahoma

Blame It! (Ginger Rogers) – Univ. of Central Oklahoma

Celebrate! (Baby June) – Austin Musical Theatre


Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX) – Dr. Laura Avery, Larry Smiglewski, Donna Hinds-Sawyer, Jonathan Charles

-May 2010 Magna Cum Laude: BFA Musical Theatre (Dance Emphasis)

University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OK) – Dr. Greg White, Dr. Marilyn Govich, Billie Thrash

Broadway Theatre Project  2004(Tampa, FL) -Dave Clemmons, Ben Vereen, Ann Reinking


American Harvest (Principal) – Shadow Rock Productions

North Star Mall (Principal) – XOPIX Productions

CBS News Promo (Principal) – KTBC-TV Austin


Rep. National Convention VideoClip (Student with Gov Bush) – ABC/NBC/CNN/CBS

Jack And Bobby (Student) – Warner Brothers (WB)

Friday Night Lights (Student) – NBC Universal Television

The People Next Door (Child in Park) – TV Movie of the Week

A Mother’s Gift (Soldier’s Daughter) – TV Movie of the Week

Real Stories of the Highway Patrol (McNamara Child) – NBC/ Leap-Off Prod.


Doonby (Extra) – Sure Crossing Films

One Night Stan (Party Girl 1) – 24 Hour Film Race- OKC

Can’t Fool Me (Singer/Dancer) -KYKS Prod.

Special Skills:

Basic piano, excellent sight reading, basic lasso, cartwheel, basic sewing skills. Standard British Dialect. Louisiana Dialect. NATS Musical Theatre Houston- 1st Place Winner 2009.