I am a professionally trained and working Actress in theatre, film and television and have performed professionally on 4 continents! I also pass the time by working as a clown (yep), children's educator and physical theatre performer.
I was very fortunate to study at LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore on scholarship where I received a Bachelor of First Class Honors in Acting and then continued to work in Asia full-time as an Actor.
One of my greatest loves is physical theater and my training includes Viewpoints, Suzuki, Kalaripayattu, Butoh, Commedia dell'arte, Grotowski and Laban. Since May 2015 I have been a very proud core member The Ume Group, a physical theater company with a foundation of acrobatics and Butoh training. Check us out at www.theumegroup.org
When I'm not acting, I'm clowning around...literally! I am a very happy clown (personally and professionally) and children's performer / entertainer. I strongly believe in art as a healer and one of my most treasured experiences was being a clown in a Sydney Children's Hospital for the Starlight Children's Foundation in Australia for two years.
I am now involved in the NYC Clown troupe ZARA AINA and travelled to Alabama in late May 2017 to work with the youth organization BAMAkids and then to Madagascar in August 2017 to work with at risk Youth at the Zara Aina Youth Centre. We toured around Madagascar with the third year students show KING LEAR and even worked in a juvenile prison. It was an incredible experience!
In June 2016, I was selected to travel to Tanzania to create theatre with The Dramatic Adventure Theatre Company in ACTion:Tanzania. Whilst over there, our teams were able to teach, facilitate and create theater in villages, universities and orphanages and spent the most incredible 13 days at "Light in Africa" an orphanage for children with HIV / Aids and disabilities. We then performed a devised piece called "Nisikilizi" based on our experiences of Tanzania at the Zanzibar International Film Festival and then here in the US, at IATI Theater in New York.
In July 2017 I accompanied The Dramatic Adventure Theater again to travel to Ecuador where we taught and facilitated drama in the Amazon Jungle with the indigenous SHUAR community of La Selva! It was a magical opportunity and one I am very honored to have.
I have big plans for the next few months and can't wait to share them with you!
SHUAR students in their traditional dress in La Selva
Clowning around with children in Madagascar.