It all began in a small suburb of Columbus, Ohio where I grew up with my two older sisters, younger brother, and my parents. Needless to say, there was never a dull moment. I started dancing when I was three, and soon after began participating in the Cinderella Scholarship Pageant Program, performing and competing with several other children who were equally as excited about performing as I was. It was here that I discovered my love for singing and from then on, live concerts at the Stump house were performed nightly, with or without an audience. It came to no surprise that Musical Theatre would become a huge part of my life, and at fourteen, I was accepted to Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Massachusetts and later on went to graduate from The Boston Conservatory with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre in 2018.
With a huge passion and dream set, I packed up my life in Massachusetts and moved to New York City! Fast forward to now, an international performing contract later, and a pandemic that changed the trajectory of my life, I discovered a new and exciting venture in social media content creation. Through my vlogs onboard The Regent Seven Seas Explorer and my Instagram @anamericaninsweden, a guide and source for long-distance couples, I realized my love for connecting with an audience goes past just being on stage. I am so excited for this next venture and encourage you to follow along with me on this journey. If you still want to know more, let's chat! I'd love to hear from you.
*Photo is from my first school performance as Gritch the Witch in 'Piggie Pie'. We used spearmint gum to create warts and I remember thinking this was the coolest thing ever!