Singer. Actor. Writer. Teaching Artist. Arts Administrator.
"Never forget to show up inside the music." - Jane Pesci-Townsend
"Anything you do, let it come from you. Then it will be true. Give us more to see..." - Steven Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George
let me introduce myself...
I live New Jersey with my husband, Christian, and our beautiful daughter, Neve RosaMarie (born Oct. 2016)! I originally hail from the suburbs of Philadelphia, and I am an artist and arts advocate in both Philly and NJ.
I recall being whisked away by and wrapped up in magical, adventurous, romantic, funny and emotional stories on the live stage as a child. Something pulses through my veins when I feel music and connect with a story. As a result, all I've ever wanted to do is provide that same experience to others and be able to say,"Look I made a hat...where there never was a hat."
As an artist, I am continually inspired by art and social change, the educational value of the arts and the healing power of the arts.
Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival - In 2015, I co-founded the festival which is dedicated to creating opportunities for women. We wrapped up the 2018 festival: Motherhood in Theatre in August!
August 1st - 5th, 2018: In celebration of our 5th anniversary, the 2019 festival is a celebration of Philadelphia (our home for creating opportunities for women in theatre!).
The Philadelphia Reading Series: Philadelphia themed plays by local playwrights
Stand-up comedy night
Young Audiences Studio: Providing theatre for and babysitting all in one!
Stay tuned for Playwright, Director and Actor submissions
Classes include: Broadway Babes, Creative Play, Theatre Tots & Broadway Bound. Registration is now open for Winter 2019.
Musical Theatre Competition Troupe: Audition-only performance troupe that competes at the Bucks County Playhouse Student Theatre Festival, The South Jersey Theatre Festival and the Teen Arts Festival.
Winter Wonderland Cabaret (Producer/Performer): December 7, 2018
All proceeds support Lyceum Studio arts education
West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts - Director
Actors in grades 2 - 8
2019 spring show: Dear Edwina at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
In Development: Original Children’s Music
Live concerts beginning in January 2019.
To book a concert for your young audience (schools, daycares, theaters, parks & recreation, libraries, churches and performing arts centers), please contact email@example.com
Album release coming late 2019! STAY TUNED!
*check back for updates!
In September of 2014, I graduated from Villanova University with a Master of Arts in Theatre and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. I earned my BA at Temple University in Communications and Theatre. Additionally, I spent two years studying Musical Theatre at The Catholic University of America.
As a teaching artist, I am dedicated to sharing my knowledge and passion for the performing arts with my theatre students at West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts. Theatre students experience the joy of storytelling while gaining communication skills, learning the art of collaboration and unleashing their own unique creativity.
Currently, I work in the membership department at ArtPride New Jersey where we advocate for the arts, providing marketing opportunities and connect the arts with sectors including health and education. ArtPride's programs include Discover Jersey Arts, providing arts patrons with arts news, discounts and special offers!
In October of 2010, I launched Wasabi Talent as a full-service music and entertainment company. I provide soloists, duets and small ensembles for weddings and special events. Performance acts include an A cappella trio, The Cherry Blossoms. I sang my first wedding at age 12 (for a family friend) and, ever since, it has been an absolute joy to provide music for special occasions and take part in creating lifelong memories.
Forever in Oz, a new musical by Matthew Norcross
Winter 2016 - Soundtrack recording
February 10, 2016 - Forever in Oz Concert at Ritz Theatre Company
I Can Dress Myself, a one-woman musical created by Christine Petrini in collaboration with musician and performing artist, Eric Longo.
June 2016 - Ritz Theatre Black Box Festival