I was born in Provence and raised in Toulouse, France. I moved to the United States at 14 to stay with family in North Dakota. I have taught French to elementary school, middle school, high school and university students as well as adults. I specialize in 17th century French Theater and French Cinema.
I also teach art history, drama, private voice, private piano and drama. In addition I have been the Musical Director for various productions including Oliver, Into the Woods and Once upon a Mattress. Aside from being a teacher I am a professional choral singer and have been section leader for VocalEssence, the Minnesota Chorale and an ensemble tenor of the Dale Warland Singers. As a member of VocalEssence I am proud to have performed several times on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion
I received a B.A. from Jamestown College, North Dakota in Music Education and Vocal Performance and a B.A. from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota in French and Speech, Communication and Theater Arts. I completed my M.A. at the University of Minnesota in French Literature.