Thank you for stopping by.
I knew I was in for a life of storytelling and music when I insisted that my papa get up and skip down the yellow brick road with me while watching The Wizard of Oz.
Every single time. Which was often.
I was fortunate to develop a love for the arts at a young age through my education, which eventually brought me to LIU Post, where I earned my BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies. I fell in love with devising and physical theatre while honing my skills in contemporary and classic work and musical theatre.
I believe in the power of the arts to connect us with each other to engage with our world in pursuit of change. I'm interested in characters that break barriers, whether personal or societal, and work that incites empathy, relearning, and conversation. I bring curiosity, specificity, and joy to every project as well as an attention to consent, boundaries, and self-care throughout artistic processes.
I'm also an avid reader (find me on Bookstagram @sammies.shelf if that's your jam), a hiker, and a fierce advocate for equity and justice. In addition, I'm passionate about theatrical intimacy direction, and I aspire to be a professional intimacy choreographer.
Some fun facts:
I grew up in central New Jersey. Yes, it exists.
I wear an elephant necklace every day; it's a huge symbol of strength for me.
In the debate of the superior convenience store, I am strongly in the Wawa camp.
Aida was the first Broadway cast recording that I ever memorized from start to finish. (Thanks, Mom!)