Raised as a competitive soccer player (and the only child of two Virgos) in the suburbs of Dallas, I had yearned for an artistic outlet ever since I was a kid. It began with using vhs tapes to record my own one-woman improv shows, countless shower concerts, poems scribbled on napkins, and many paintings hung on my mom’s fridge. But I was always longing for something more.
It wasn’t until I was placed in my middle school's theatre class that I found that ‘more’ and unknowingly kickstarted the rest of my life in a very different direction than I (or my parents) ever expected.
Over the next four years of high school, I immersed myself in acting/singing/dancing training, performing in everything I possibly could. After graduating, I attended college briefly before hopping across the pond to study classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA.) After covid inevitably cut that time short in 2020, I packed my bags again and headed to New York City to begin training (recently graduated!) as a member of the Atlantic Theater Company's Professional Conservatory. I've been banging on the piano and ‘To be, or not to be’-ing in my little apartment ever since.
I find inspiration in the past and the ever-changing life around me. I am drawn to "flawed" characters from all different time periods that carry a deep burn and intensity within them (with a special affinity for obsessed artists & final girls.) My mission as an artist is to tell stories that move people. Whether it be on stage or on screen- I strive to create raw, honest, fearless work that is bigger than me, that leaves the audience reflecting on their own life.
When not performing, writing, or prancing around in my maroon doc martens, you can most likely find me in the men's section of a thrift store, directing my friends' reality tv audition tapes, or scouring the city for the best veggie burger (please send me recommendations.)
I collect old copies of Romeo & Juliet, am convinced I could win Survivor, and am still heavily influenced by Alex Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place.
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
-Cesar A. Cruz
Let’s create the ugly, disturbing, beautiful, honest, and real together.
The younger versions of ourselves will thank us for it.