I was a performer from the start. Growing up in Petaluma, California, I would sing songs from "West Side Story" all around the house and perform dances in the living room when my parents had guests over. Using a long piece of classical music, I would improvise and make sure mom was watching me the entire time. Poor mom. It's no wonder that my mom signed me up for ballet classes at a young age. Man, I got serious about ballet. It was where I went every day after school. In my senior year in high school, I moved to Pennsylvania on my own to train at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. They had a great reputation for fast improvement in ballet technique. But when I got to Pennsylvania, I found myself quickly going on an emotional downhill. I didn't know anyone, the people who were housing me were racist and my two friends happened to be black and male, and my love for ballet was fading. At the end of my first month, I went back to California with my head between my legs. For the first time in my life, I was not sure if I wanted to be a ballerina anymore. To top things off, shortly after I got home, I got a stress fracture in my left foot in ballet class. It was a rough time. I didn't know if I wanted to be a ballerina anymore and that was frightening. My parents said they would only support me if I went to college ... so off I went to the University of California, Irvine. It was there that I discovered the fun world of musical theatre. In musical theatre, not only could I dance (and not have to worry about wearing point shoes - was not an option for me after the injury), but I could also sing and act. All three passions mixed up in one? Sign me up! As soon as I graduated in 2003 (stayed in college for 5 years to fit in some fun classes like Judaica), I moved to New York to be a Broadway Star! So, here I am. I have been lucky with getting regular work that takes me all over the US. I love my life!