Biography

I am an actor, dancer/choreographer and vocalist. I have participated in over 20 productions, and was a co-founder of beat tree Dance, an Afro-contemporary dance collective. My most recent appearance was as the voodoo woman Oshun, in the Tennesse Williams Literary Festival production of  "Gift of an Orange", at the Herman-Grima House, in New Orleans, LA. I've studied acting with Jennie Israel and Paula Plum of Actor’s Shakespeare Project, Dennis Krausnick at Shakespeare and Company, Roz Talylor-Clark and Shawn LaCount at Company One. My dance background is primarily grounded in the dances of West Africa and the Diaspora: Djembe, Sabar, Afro-jazz, and Afro-contemporary dance, with an emphasis on storytelling and a special affinity for improvisation. My teachers were many, special thanks to Fatou N’Diaye, Lamine Toure, Jean Appolon, and Marianne Harkless. 

 

Film

Theater

Readings

Dance 

Additional Skills

• Archery -- Traditional Recurve and Olympic Style

• Accents: Dorchester, Southern, Creole

• Can use power tools, a lathe, soldering torch