My Path to Reality TV "Stardom"
I realized I was destined to be an entertainer as I stood on stage... in my dance teacher’s living room... tap dancing to “Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter”. Even at age 5, I knew the spotlight had my name on it. Remember that singing, dancing frog from the old Warner Brothers’ cartoon? “Hello My Baby!” That was me. And it only got worse from there.
Between performing in plays, dance recitals, and singing performances, my entire youth was spent on stage. In high school- after wearing costumes and wigs to school every day for 4 years- I was unanimously voted “Most Individual”.
The next turning point was my first PAID gig at age 22: dancing the can can and a piece from “Cabaret” alongside a dancing drag queen, an all male cheer squad, a juggler, and a marimba band called Spin the Cat. With the quirky mentorship of a few street performers, I was spurred on to pursue imrov, circus school, busking, and a 20 year career as a clown.