I moved to Austin at the end of 2019 from Cork, Ireland where I worked and studied acting for 3 years. I began my study of acting in San Antonio at Palo Alto College and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Communications degree from UTSA. I later became very involved in Flamenco dancing taking classes in Mexico City, Spain, San Antonio and Los Angeles. I later moved to Cork, Ireland where I continued my acting education. I graduated from Actorsvision and was a full time member of Bolt productions from 2017 to 2019.
I began to search for acting schools as soon as I moved to Austin and attended a Christmas play at Carol Hickey's Theater and was amazed by her and the other actor's work. So I knew this was the place to be and I auditioned. Getting accepted into the conservatory will always be a memory that I will cherish.
Carol Hickey's Acting Conservatory has been the best thing that could have happened to me. I have learned so much from Carol and every single instructor who she has introduced us to has made a positive impact on me as a person and for my career as an actor.
Covid-19 has presented us with many challenges and we were forced to discontinue our in person acting classes by mid March which was a very sad moment. What at first seemed to be doom because there was no work, turned out to be something very profound. We continued taking the conservatory courses online and I had more time. My focus has been 100% on acting and how to improve my acting skills and I have been able to hone my craft in a way I could not have done if lockdown had not been present. Despite the tragic times, I have remained positive and on top of everything and took advantage of this opportunity to stay at home and read as many plays as possible, create and absorb.
I have learned so much about acting and myself during this years' conservatory with Carol. I learned that I am in control of my career. I learned that I need to take charge and make things happen. In spite of there not being many work opportunities, I have been able to audition and book four films during Covid and am continuing to look for work opportunities. In addition to all of the acting, I was able to complete a short film born from lockdown protocols, in solitude and filming when no people other than myself and my husband were present. I have a strength and a confidence that I did not have at the beginning of the conservatory and I am excited for what's to come.
I am planning to move to Los Angeles in 2021. I have the most supporting husband and he is able to work from home from anywhere in the US, so we are thrilled about our next adventure together. I also have family in Los Angeles who work in the business and are delighted about my move also. I have spoken with my agent here in Austin and we both think it will be a grand move as my interest is to work on film, tv and theater. I do not have an agent in Los Angeles yet so I am looking for representation and will be making this my priority in order to make the transition from Austin to LA a smooth one.
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