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Theater

Play Role Director Company
Jimmy & Lorrraine Lorraine Brian Jennings HartBeat Ensemble
Queens for a Year Molly Solinas Lucie Tiberghien Hartford Stage
Gross Domestic Product Shayla Rachel Alderman HartBeat Ensemble
West End: Hartford Multiple roles Steven Raider-Ginsburg HartBeat Ensemble
Riding the Turnpike Andy Steven Raider-Ginsburg HartBeat Ensemble
Workin’ For a Livin’ Multiple roles Steven Raider-Ginsburg HartBeat Ensemble
Higgins in Harlem Clara Hill Lawrence Thelen Playhouse on Park
Capitalism in Crisis Gemma Dawn Loveland Playhouse on Park
Church Forced… Lourine Sasha Bratt Playhouse on Park
Recipe Multiple roles Hunter Parker Playhouse on Park
Khalas Sierra Dexter J. Singleton Coll. Conscious Theater
250 Words Woman (lead) Dawn Loveland Playhouse on Park
Breakout Lou Hunter Parker Playhouse on Park
Rummage.Dig Talya Kwesi Johnson CalArts
A Day Of Absence Multiple roles James Avery CalArts
Late Bus To Mecca A Black Woman Fran Bennett CalArts
Death of The Last Black Man Black Woman (lead) Armando Molina CalArts
Ruins Matilda Holly Derr CalArts
Red Light Winter Christina Matt Valladares CalArts
Siete Cuentos Ochun Marissa Chibas CalArts
The Seagull Arkadina Thom Delventhal CCSU

Film

Film Role Director Company
Goodbye Project Elena Edward Wierzbicki Working Actors Coll.
Save Me Lead Sun Kim CalArts
Bad Date Lead Jeff Basham My Favorite Unkle
You Got Me Lead Kwesi Johnson CalArts
Breaking Dad Supporting Jeff Basham My Favorite Unkle
Lemonade Supporting Jeff Basham My Favorite Unkle

Awards

27th Annual Connecticut Critics Circle Award,
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Queens for a Year), 2017

Education & Training

Carnegie Mellon University, BFA, Visual Art
California Institute of the Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Acting

Acting: Marissa Chibas, Travis Preston, Gina Belafonte, Caryn West, Lew Palter, Craig Belknap, Charlayne Woodard, Ron Cephus Jones, Mirjana Jokovic
Voice: Fran Bennett (Linklater), Rafael Lopez-Barrantes (Roy Hart)
Speech: Denise Woods, Dwight Bacquie
Movement: Heather Elhers, Beatrice Lawluvi (African Dance), Mira Kingsley
Master Classes: Mia Michaels, Wade Robson

Special Skills

Dance: Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary – 8 years
American Sign Language – proficient