I grew up in Washington, DC singing non-stop. I was the loudest kid in nursery school and spent hours of the day singing and dancing to a well-worn record of “Annie” in my living room. My parents knew I needed an outlet and I was bitten by the performance bug when I was in elementary school starting with a community production of “Guys and Dolls”. One thing led to another with a professional career in the children’s chorus of the Washington Opera when I was 12 years old, to summers spent at Interlochen Arts Camp, to The Juilliard School at 18 and a performance career that has taken me around the world.
Sarah Wolfson [gave] a glowing account of Barber's "Hermit Songs"... [she] sang with luminous sound and impressively focused high notes. [She is] a keenly intelligent artist.
The New York Times
After receiving my BM and MM from The Juilliard School, my training extended to young artist programs such as Wolf Trap, Florida Grand Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, The Univeristy of Miami School of Music in Salzburg, and The Steans Institute at Ravinia. I have performed with Opéra National de Montpellier, Spoleto Festival USA, Wolf Trap Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Aspen Opera Theater, La Jolla Summerfest, and Rockport Chamber Music Festival and on the stages of Lincoln Center, Weill Hall, Zankel Hall, The Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, Off-Broadway with the Tony Award Winning The New Group, and Café Sabarsky. I am proud to be an ensemble member of the ground-breaking arts organization, Victory Hall Opera.
My greatest joy has been to share what I have learned as a voice educator. A Professor of Voice at both William Paterson and Hofstra Universities, I also maintain a private teaching studio in NYC and work with The Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. I teach applied voice as well as Stagecraft for Musicians. In both my studio lessons and my class, my focus is to assists singers in finding sustainable technique and honest artistic expression. I have sung a variety of genres from Baroque to new music, musical theater to cabaret, and jazz to folk. Bringing that vocal experience to my studio, I love to explore the nooks and crannies of music and expression. My classroom/studio is a safe and inclusive place for singers to come and share their own process and growth with others, a place to find their true sound.
Keenly interested in the mind-body connection between singing and performing, I have received training as a certified yoga teacher (RYT) from Tias and Surya Little in 2006 through Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM. The Littles have a direct teaching lineage to Pattahbi Jois and BKS Iyengar and work to honor that in their approach to this centuries old practice. With a keen focus on structural anatomy, somatic awareness, and breath awaken - I consistently incorporate my training into the work we do as student and teacher, both on the mat and in my voice studio.