ACTOR. DANCER. teacher. Choreographer. MOVEMENT CONSULTANT. AEA, SAG-AFTRA
2020 was not the self-transformative year any of us expected or hoped for. 2020 was supposed to be a year of "20/20 vision" when it came to my career and life goals - having a clear picture of my path, more insight and then creating a concrete plan for moving forward with my path. Instead things are confusing, confounding and the future seems so mysterious, if not frightening.
I am in awe of the innovation and creativity that theater artists and other artists have mustered during this time. I've seen an energy surge and productivity among artists that has humbled and energized me. I have decided to put most of my energy (or at least what is left of it after parenting two toddlers) into my teaching. I am very fortunate and thrilled to be teaching movement at the Stella Adler Studio, working with both NYU and conservatory students who inspire me everyday with their tenacity to pursue their dreams and to develop themselves as artists and human beings. Come January 2021 I will also be teaching in the undergraduate acting program at Brooklyn College under the new direction of Patrick Sebongui. Teaching remotely on Zoom has been challenging, exhausting but rewarding. I received a lot of support from the National Alliance of Acting Teachers of which I recently became a member.
Overview of 2018 and 2019... Last spring around this time I performed with NAATCO in Gordon Dahlquist's premiere of VEIL WIDOW CONSPIRACY at NYTW Next Door this past June. Directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar. Cast members included Dave Shih, James Seol, Bruce McKenzie, Karoline Xu, Edward Chin-Lyn and Aaron Yu. Now I am back to teaching acting at NYU/Tisch's Dance Department and doing some movement directing for Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
In May 2019 I performed in Ma-Yi Theater's production of FRUITING BODIES. Written by Sam Chanse, directed by Shelley Butler. I loved working with Shelley, Emma Kikue, Jefferey Omura, and Thom Sesma. Some nice reviews here!
In January 2019 I was in Two River Theater's production of NOISES OFF, directed by Sarna Lapine. So thrilled to have worked with a fantastic cast and creative team!
In 2018 I short film I shot that was part of New Fest, New York's LGBT Film Festival. HUDSON is directed by Shae Xu, currently a graduate student at Columbia's film school.