We look to the past to shape our future. Who are you? Where are you going from here?

I am an artist, dreamer, thinker and avid lover of animals and positive energy, on a continual search for an understanding of the world. From here, I am heading back to my hometown of Mount Vernon, New York to continue songwriting and auditioning for television and theater.

What most excites you about being a part of TAM’s 50th Anniversary Season?

I am excited to be working with so many diverse, talented individuals this season and am elated to perform in Intimate Apparel. Lynn Nottage’s rich, effortless dialogue easily lends itself to falling into the world of the play, and being instrumental in telling an authentic story about people of color written by a person of color is gratifying.

We’re all about making old things new and new things classic. Why are you drawn to Classic Theatre? How do you shake it up?

Classic Theatre challenges me to become an even more skilled and detailed performer.  My most challenging experiences have offered me immense growth, as I became open-minded to push past my perceived limitations. I add elements of my musicality and share my authentic self to shake things up, as I am uniquely me.

Who inspires you and why?

I am inspired by passionate people from all walks of life. Each and every person who wakes up in the morning with a driving force that propels them to bring their best selves to their work motivates me daily and is a constant reminder that I can achieve anything I set my mind to. I can stretch, explore new perspectives and in turn, inspire others through dedication to my own passions.

You can have dinner with any three influential people. Who are your dream guests, why them, and what is the topic of conversation?

I would love to have dinner with my mom, as she used herself as a vessel to touch others during her lifetime. I would  get to know who she was from an adult perspective and we would discuss life purpose and spirituality. Eartha Kitt would be next because she was a strong icon who lived boldly and unapologetically, while maintaining her authenticity. We would chat about female empowerment.

Lastly would be Daniel Caesar because his music transports me to a calmer mental state. We would discuss bringing raw vulnerability to ones artistry.

What recent accomplishment are you most proud of?

I’m proud of booking my first regional theatre gig with TAM and having the courage to step outside of my comfort zone.

What’s your super power?

My empathy is my strongest super power.