Naturally teaching dance has led me to choreography. I began choreographing in high school at my home dance studio, and continued in my dance company at Yale, The Yaledancers. I have been extremely fortunate to work with talented individuals in the Performing Arts who have encouraged me to create and find an artistic voice. I assisted and dance captained Tony-award winning choreographers Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity) and Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights, Scott and Zelda, The Apple Tree). I assistant choreographed on Fox’s hit series “So You Think You Can Dance” and choreographed for the Bravo’s show “The Beekman Boys.” I have produced, directed, and choreographed shows to raise money for charities including the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Free the Slaves, American Breast Cancer Society, Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids, The Actors Fund, and The New Hollywood, of which I am a board member and VP of Content.
Creating is truly fulfilling, and so I have recently ventured into filmmaking and started my own production company, Sweet Carraty Pictures. Inspired by my dream role of Charity, from the Neil Simon musical play, Sweet Charity. My mission is to:
- Create films that get people more in touch with how they really feel
- Get people to connect on a deeper level with each other and themselves
- Be compassionate
- Be honest
My latest project, along with filmmaker Robin Arenson, is “An Honest Reflection” The film is about a couple, Claire and Jake, who have just moved in together. A trivial argument escalates and puts their entire relationship at stake. They find themselves in an emotional tailspin, falling victim to a nightmarish assault by their inner monologues. This is my first attempt at not only writing, but also producing, acting and choreographing a film. The short was admitted into the Action On Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.