Well, I am 4’10”, so I am tiny.  But I am also a little bit spunky, quirky, and funny.  I love to tell stories. As a child, I was always very independent and did my own thing but was painfully shy.  I remember wanting to bust out and dance during a family gathering.  So, I hid in the corner and started groovin’.  Then one of my uncles complimented me on my dancing, I ran to my parents and cried.  I guess you could say that I was a closeted performer.  As I grew older, I loved pretending to be a teacher, doctor, dentist, hair dresser, whatever I could think of.  And what better way to explore all my options than to become an actor.

As a very young child, my favorite story to read and watch was The Wizard of Oz.  I loved Judy Garland!!!  In junior high, I went to see a children’s theatre production of it and that was when the theatre bug bit me.  This was also my final show before moving to Chicago where I played Glinda.  I was literally Queen of the Munchkins, probably the tiniest woman in history to play her.  This is also my little niece’s favorite movie which we watch every time I go home.  When I’ve needed it the most, this story has come into my life and reminded me that “the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”