I'M ON TOUR! Beyond ecstatic to have joined the cast of "Anastasia" for its National Tour! I'll be playing the Tsarina/Ensemble and understudying Countess Lily and the Dowager Empress! It has been an amazing journey so far and I'm so excited for the year ahead.
First Assistant Directing credit in the books! The students at Norwich High School did such a wonderful job with their production of R&H's "Cinderella". So proud!
I met my long lost grandpa! After over 50 years and an extensive search, my mom found her biological family out in Oklahoma and we were able to fly out and meet them! Her father and his family have welcomed us with open arms and we couldn't feel more blessed. <3
Graduating at the start of the pandemic was not ideal, but we finally got our make-up graduation celebration! I finally got to join the fountain jump club with my fellow Ithaca College 2020 alumni!
PLATFORM LAUNCH ALERT!!
"Dance With Us" is officially live! It was such an honor to work with the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company to develop this resource for people to learn about dance. Check out my dancer profile on the site with links to all the company pieces I performed in with the button below! The site has something for everyone so I hope you enjoy exploring!
I CHOPPED MY HAIR!!! Quarantine is the time for experimentation, right?!
Megan Carpenter Photography
I had such a wonderful time as the acting coach for Norwich High School's production of
"The Theory of Relativity"! The students worked so hard and did a STELLAR job!!
She's an acting teacher! So excited to share some tips and tricks for acting on camera with the students at the New England Voices Festival.
Post-grad TV debut, check! I get to play Erica Addams in the new indie TV series, "Peoria." Shooting a pilot during a pandemic definitely had it's challenges but I can't wait to see where it goes from here as we get into shooting the rest of season one!
First voice over job! Quarantine pushed me to start looking for new ways to be creative and I found voice acting! Definitely something I would LOVE to continue doing.
Dipping my toes further into education! This month I got to work with film/tv/web series students from Ithaca College. I helped to provide insight on how to interact with actors when they are directing their projects. It was a great opportunity to put my director hat on and think from both sides of the creative process!
Taking things virtual! It was so
amazing to choreograph for the
English language debut of "A Day"
by Gabrielle Chapdelaine. The Cherry Arts is always taking things to new heights, but they really out did themselves with this one!
Step back, Covid, THEATRE IS ALIVE!
I had a blast choreographing this socially distanced, family friendly farse. We will always find a way to make theatre happen (safely), even in a pandemic. This was so fun and refreshing to be a part of.
Teaching Musical Theatre is so much fun!!
I had a wonderful time assisting the great Michael Samuel Kaplan in his Acting the Song class for Ithaca College's Summer Musical Theatre Intensive and I learned so much along the way.
I graduated from Ithaca College with my B.F.A. in Acting and the highest grade of all the students in Fine and Performing Arts with a cumulative GPA of 3.993. Though it wasn't quite what I expected it to be (thanks, COVID-19), my family threw me the most perfect surprise ceremony I could have ever dreamed of. <3
Ithaca College's 2020 BFA Acting and Musical Theatre students have showcased!!
I had the honor of performing in Ithaca College's annual Wheels for Women event! We raised close to $4000 to help train women in India, who have survived domestic abuse, to become rickshaw drivers and work toward financial independence.
Getting to play Woman 2 in Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World was the highlight of my semester. So thankful to have been a part of this incredible show and to share the experience with such incredible people. <3
I completed my first 29-Hour Reading! It was a joy bringing Gretchen Wagner to life in Ithaca College's staging of In the Light, a new musical.
Blessed to be able to bring Juliana to life in Ithaca College Theatre Arts' production of Hedda Gabler! She is such a strong and loving character and she inspires me to be a source of light in the darkness.
This summer I am bringing this classic character to life (Lucy VanPelt from Charlie Brown) while also choreographing the show! I am also choreographing a production of Oklahoma! A busy summer, but I'm having a blast!
of New York State
Excellence in Acting
I got to perform with RockHard Dance Company for our Spring 2019 Showcase!
We got our Unarmed Stage Combat Certification through The British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat while we were in London! Wouldn't have wanted to pretend to kick the cake out of anyone other than this lovely lady (my friend Lucia)!
I got to study abroad in London in the fall of my junior year at Ithaca College! I had such an incredible time exploring, taking dance classes at Pineapple Studios, traveling to other countries in Europe, discovering more about myself, and growing in my faith.