Professional Singing Career
Classical Voice Training: 6 years of vocal studies with Theda Torlai and Flora Dane
For 20 years I called the stage my home and it is where I am most comfortable. During my career as a successful vocalist I had many accomplishments. One of the highlights was getting to sing “America the Beautiful” in front of a crowd of over 18,000 at the Miami Arena. It was a Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat game in 1990.
Professional Acting Credits
The Good Person of Szechwan – Shen The/Shui Ta – The New Theatre
Into the Woods – Rapunzel – Bailey Concert Hall
Full Acting Resume (Click Here)
Review of “Night Sky” at New River Repertory in Fort Lauderdale.
In Night Sky, playwright Susan Yankowitz examines the devastating experience of aphasia — the loss or impairment of the ability to speak or understand written or spoken language.
In particular, Ries’s Anna wrestles her way back to communicating by drawing on anger and dignity. Lisa Leitl distinguishes herself as both the doctor and the speech therapist…..click here for the rest of the review.
Acting Award from the Florida College Arts Assoc., in 1993 for my work as an actress in the colleges Theatre Arts Program.
Academic Achievement Award for Writing, in 1999 Awarded First Place for “The Holocaust Memorial Essay Competition”.
Continuing Education: Certifications for Online Studies
Songwriting – Coursera – Instructor Pat Pattison from Berklee College of Music 2015
Band as Business, Musician as Entrepreneur – Udemy – online studies with Artists House 2014
Athletic Achievements, blending sport and art
Member of the United States Figure Skating Association. I studied and competed in both Freestyle and Ice Dance disciplines. I was honored to have two Olympic Skating coaches, Paul Duchesnay and Joseph Druar during my years of study on the ice.
In 2007 I completed the Goofy Challenge at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. This event consists of a half marathon distance of 13.1 miles on Saturday followed the next day, Sunday by a full marathon distance of 26.2 miles.
Studied the Martial Art of Kyudo. The Japanese Way of the Bow. Kyudo practice encourages the development of self-control and insight into the complex interplay between mind and body. Practicing Kyudo develops poise, character, and refinement. Ultimately, Kyudo liberates the finest qualities in each person.
“The goal is not to hit the target – but to expand the mind upwards and outwards, merging with the target.”