What Up & Welcome!
pronounced el-issa NOT EEE-lissa, Elise, Elsie or Alice.
(I'm clearly still dealing with a bit of nursery school name tag trauma)
ATHLETE TO ARTIST. I was raised in NJ by a coach and a teacher, so I guess you can say I like to win and I've always been obsessed with teamwork. Whether on the basketball court where I spent most of my childhood, in writer's rooms or on set, you're part of a team -- and if you can endure and execute, you will be effective.
SCHOOLED. I got my B.S. in Video Production from Ithaca College's Park School of Communications, with minors in scriptwriting and theatre, while being a 4 year varsity basketball player and two year captain. Junior year I finally admitted to myself that I wanted to be an actor, so I concurrently completed a 2 year Meisner program at The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca before moving to Manhattan to pursue acting full time.
SUMMARY. I've spent the past 8 years studying script,
technique, voice work, physical work,
and improv while acting professionally,
all in preparation to produce my first tv series --
It's a marathon not a sprint and I'm always
on the hunt for my next creative championship.
.......or on a walk with my dogs.