Education

EDUCATION

• Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio – Hollywood, CA – -Meisner Technique Summer Intensive – Elisabeth Mestnik

• Texas A&M University – Texarkana, TX – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science – Administrative Leadership

• KD Studios Acting Conservatory – Dallas, TX – Acting – Sheila Anderson – Soap Opera Technique – Kristi Ferrell – Commercial Acting – Ivett Stone

• Upstaged – Randy Bennett’s School of Comedy (Improv) – Level 1 – Kristen McCallum – Level 2 – Dean Thomas

• Centenary College – Shreveport, LA (Sigma Alpha Iota – Secretary) – Vocal Performance Major/Theatre Minor – Singing/Foreign Diction – Dr. Gayle Odom – Opera Training – Dr. Horace English – Acting – Dr. Robert Buesick

• Texarkana College – Texarkana, TX – Fine Arts Degree – Drama – Acting/Diction/Dance – Michael Cooper – Fine Arts Degree – Music – Musical Theatre – Vicki Al-Dubas – Singing – Dr. Murry Alewine

TRAINING

• Musical Theatre/Pop Vocal Sally Morgan – New York, NY Tania Travers – New York, NY Amy Dolan – Midtown Productions, New York, NY – Workshop Nathan Davison – Baton Rouge, LA Betty Zoller – Dallas, TX

• Acting -The Complete Theatre Company – New York, NY -Cliff Osmond – Santa Monica, CA -Chris Holder – Ivana Chubbuck Studio – Hollywood, CA -Gail Cronaur, Dallas, TX -Don Shook, Dallas, TX

• Improv -Rick Overton – Burbank, CA – Workshop

• Auditioning -Mary Jo Slater, C.S.A., Burbank, CA -Toni Cobb, Dallas, TX -Shari Rhodes, Dallas, TX – Workshop -Daryn Warren, Los Angeles, CA

• Voice Over -Bruce Carey, Dallas, TX

• Vocal Pedagogy Study (Opera/Classical) -Dave Stroud – Hollywood, CA -Susan Yankee – Shreveport, LA -Bill Bauer – Dallas, TX -Randy Buescher – Chicago, IL -Stephanie Samaras – New York, NY -Virginia Botkin – Shreveport, LA – Workshop

• Dance -Melva Rutherford-Smith, Dallas, TX (Private & Group – jazz/tap) -Kathy Fomby, Judith McCarty School of Dancing , Texarkana, TX (Private – tap) -Melissa Giattino, Midtown Productions, New York, NY (Private tap/jazz) -Anita Mann, Los Angeles, CA (Private and Group – tap) -Gayle Burrow, Texarkana, TX (Private and Group – tap/jazz/pointe) -Janet Willis, New Boston, TX (Private and Group – tap/jazz/pointe)

Special Performances & Concerts

-Featured Vocalist at Summer Plaza Concert Series, Brooklyn, NYC -One-Woman Weekend Cabaret show to 2 years at Cafe Opera – Monrovia, CA -Performing with Don Sweeney SRO Band – Los Angeles Area -CD Release Concert, Perot Theatre, Texarkana, TX -The Pavilion, Dallas, TX -Micelis Italian Restaurant Dinner Show, Los Angeles, CA -Oktoberfest, Kitchner/Waterloo, Canada -Swampstock Celebrity Softball Game with Tim McGraw, Rayville, Louisiana -Monroe Christian Academy with Charlton Heston, Monroe, Louisiana -Miss America 1996 – Talent Winner, Atlantic City, New Jersey 1996 -Miss America 1996 Homecoming, Oklahoma City, OK -Shea Stadium, New York Mets Game – Star Spangled Banner, NYC -Performed with Justin Wilson and ‘Nita Whitaker

SKILLS

TELEPROMPTER PROFICIENT • Professional Recording Artist – Grammy nominated solo artist • Vocal Studies in Opera and Musical Theater • All vocal styles/character voices • voice-over/jingles • Professional Dance Studies-Tap, Jazz, Ballet (Pointe), Modern • Instrumental Studies Piano, Electric Guitar and Percussion • Motivational Speaker, booking hundreds of schools, churches, and civic events around the country • Professional Teacher (high school Media classes; private voice, piano and acting) • 1995 Miss Louisiana – Talent and Swimsuit Preliminary Winner/Talent Winner at Miss America 1996 • Professional Speaker/Host & Emcee • Misc. Skills: Horseback Riding, Tae-kwondo, Swimming, Jet Skiing, Snow Skiing, Tennis, Double Dutch Jump Rope, Yoga, Pilates, Photography • Dialects: British, Cockney, Southern, East Texas, New York (Bronx), New Orleans

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