Hi, I'm a Canadian multi-disciplinary artist passionate about making theatre. I grew up all over Canada (born in Halifax, moved to Toronto, then Vancouver Island) before studying to be a triple-threat at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, BC. I then continued my acting training at the acclaimed George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. In Canada, I've worked with companies including Theatre Smith-Gilmour, Caravan Farm Theatre and Green Thumb Theatre as well as performing in numerous independent festivals and cabarets.
In 2008, I moved to Paris, France to pursue specialised Clown and Bouffon training with master Philippe Gaulier. In France, I created Red Rabbit Theatre, touring our show La Gnole de Tante Christine est Imbuvable internationally. I acted with the Théâtre de l'Épée de Bois (roles including the title role in La Maison de Bernarda Alba), Compagnie Oz (Cinderella on Broadway, France tour) and Théâtre de la Coupe (working as a clown and clown teacher), as well as performed regularly at the Cabaret, La Puta Calle. I have been an active member of Les Créâteurs des Masques, an association dedicated to the production of contemporary mask theatre for five years.
In 2015, I co-founded Dark Matter Theatre with Fauve Alice in London, UK. Together we created a contemporary version of Jean Genet's The Maids, and a theatrical adaptation of Leonora Carrington's surreal novel The Hearing Trumpet, which has been performed in Paris, London and Barcelona. In 2017 I co-founded Paris-Berlin-Buenos Aires based Compagnie Des Wanderers, with Federico Schwindt. Our first show, Hawaiian Fragments, has been performed in Paris and Berlin. Our second show, Love for Sale premièred at the Victoria Fringe Festival in August 2018, and the Paris Fringe Festival in October. The french language version premièred at L'Éspace Culturelle des Arts du Masque in Paris.
I love exploring the boundaries of the relationship between audience and performer, creating surreal visual poetry, giving voice to multi-dimensional female characters, and walking the delicate line between tragedy and comedy.
After twelve years in Paris, I have recently returned to live on Vancouver Island where I am working on my new show Nana as part of the WorkPlay series with Puente Theatre.