I grew up with big dreams in the small town of Hesston, Kansas. I got started early in theatre starring as Eve in fifth grade for my church's youth musical and participating in Odyssey of the Mind all four years of middle school where her team had to not only perform a short play solving a given problem, but also write the script. During high school I was involved in every theatre production, both straight plays and musicals. My favorite shows from that time include Arsenic and Old Lace in which I played Officer Klein, Suessical as Bird Girl #1, and A Mid Summer Night's Dream starring as Helena.
I couldn't get enough of theatre, so for three years I went to Broadway at Bethel, a theatre camp where the campers rehearsed and performed a show in a week. It was a whirlwind, but definitely one of my favorite high school memories. At Broadway at Bethel I performed in Oklahoma, State Fair, and Brigadoon. During the summer after my junior year of high school I was in the Newton Community Children's Theatre production of Wizard of Oz in which I played Mrs. Gultch/the Wicked Witch. To date playing the Wicked Witch has been one of my favorite roles, there's something about playing a wicked character that is just so much fun.
After high school I performed two summers with Newton Community Theatre, first as Lucinda in Into the Woods, and then in Oliver!. At Bethel, where I spent her first two years of college, I was once again in the chorus of Brigadoon and also graced the stage in my first opera as Spirit #3 in The Magic Flute. I abandoned the open spaces of Kansas for the mountains and ocean of Vancouver, British Columbia where I attended the University of British Columbia (UBC) and then Capilano University. At UBC I in another play for a second time, which seems to be a running theme with me. At least this one is one of by favorite musicals, it was Into the Woods, but this time I played Little Red Ridinghood.
I am currently attending Wichita State University (WSU) pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre. Most recently I understudied Shelia in Jake's Women and was heard as The Voice. I greatly enjoyed the experience and want to thank Tom Frye for the opportunity to be a part of the show. I stay busy working in the costume shop on campus and acting in scenes for the Directing II class.