At 18 years old, I moved to New York City from southern California to attend New York University. I wanted to dance. It sounds cheesy, but it’s true!
My first job in New York was dancing on Star Search. I was in a group of 5 female dancers choreographed by AC Ciula (Footloose) and we won! I was a Knicks City Dancer for 3 seasons and choreographed many of our numbers. I also danced with Ricky Martin on the MTV Music Awards to his hit, “Living La Vida Loca,” at the Metropolitan Opera House.
I danced in over a dozen sketches on Saturday Night Live, many of which I also choreographed. I had the privilege of working with Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito, Tracy Morgan, Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Christina Ricci, Britney Spears, Chris Kattan, Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer and many others.
My favorite credit to date is the Tony Award-winning Broadway show, Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall (Pirates of the Caribbean, Chicago). I learned to play the saxophone and clarinet for the show, because the Kit Kat Girls also doubled as the orchestra. I performed on Broadway in the show for four years and it was my dream come true.
After Cabaret, I began studying the aerial arts. I created an aerial burlesque show called The Baby Janes, which performed at nightclubs around the city. It caught the eye of Simon Hammerstein, owner of the infamous club The Box, and I was hired to create The Hammerstein Beauties.
Shortly thereafter, I continued my aerial training with international choreographer Terry Beeman. I was an original member of his aerial/dance cabaret, Mental Head Circus, which has been running to sold out houses in Hollywood for the past 3 years and continues to evolve. In addition, I’ve been formally accepted into the Cirque du Soleil artist databank.
Most recent credits include dancing with Florence and the Machine on Saturday Night Live and performing as an aerialist on the Country Music Awards (with Sara Evans) and on the American Idol finale (with Rihanna).
I also pursue work in film, TV, and theater in both New York and Los Angeles.