Number of years performing?
10 years professionally, specialties in burlesque, jazz, ballet and contemporary
List your most notable credits:
BFA in Dance from Ryerson, Artistic Director of High Society Cabaret, Iphigenia in Tauris with the Canadian Opera Company, casino show with Second City Toronto, shows with Love Letters Cabaret, touring with Motus O Dance Theatre, more corporate gigs than I care to list, and last May I did my first couple of European performances!
Number of shows with High Society Cabaret?
This will be my 16th show!
What's your favourite High Society Cabaret show to date?
The second time we did Down in Old New Orleans. Something clicked in me about doing bigger shows on that one, and the cast was just so on point. Portrait of a Scandal comes in a very close second.
What are your vintage inspirations?
Lucille Ball, Syd Cherrise, Marlene Dietrich, but my all time favourite is Gene Kelly! His charm, his skill, you can't catch a bad photo of the man! The definitely don't make 'em like they used to.
What is your favourite thing about performing?
I like pretending to be other people and telling their stories. I firmly believe theatre displays truth about people, who they are and why they do things. I like it when someone resonates with something I've done on stage.
What is your dream role?
I've always secretly wanted to be an action movie star - fight scenes, doing my own stunts, being super dramatic in high-stakes scenes, having witty one-liners... that kind of stuff
What is your favourite era and why?
I've been told I fit perfectly into the 20s and the 50s, but my favourite is the 70s! It's the only place I could be the glittery disco flower child I am!
What is your most proud performance moment?
I recently did my "One Night Only" act at the Toronto Burlesque Festival and I can't remember a time where I had such a visceral emotional reaction to being on stage. I was really proud of that performance, and I got a standing ovation!
What is your favourite musical and why?
Ah! So many! Ragtime and Titanic The Musical have gorgeous scores, Songs for a New World feels timeless for a contemporary musical, I'll always a a soft spot for The Last Five Years and A Chorus Line, I would die to play Oola in The Producers or Sally Bowls in Cabaret, but I have a special place in my heart for Gypsy. Not only is it about one of the greatest burlesque dancers of all time, but it's a musical that will always remind me of singing the show in the car with my mom.
Any hidden talents?
I do a pretty solid velociraptor impersonation.
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