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.
After performing throughout high school, I received my classical acting certificate from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA.) I then headed to NYC to begin my training as a member of the Atlantic Theater Company's Professional Conservatory ('22.)
Since graduating, I've had the opportunity to originate two roles in Off-Broadway world premieres. Bella (Hamlet) in Alt-Hamlet, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play, performed at The Player's Theatre. And Felicity Meadows, in The Ultimate Manic Pixie Dream Girl Speed-Dating Competition, a satire I co-wrote, directed, and starred in, which premiered at the historic SoHo Playhouse.
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 have strong opinions and big feelings (with a special affinity for obsessed artists and 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 or writing every thought in my notes app, 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.