Captain Underpants. Puppetry segment. Dreamworks/Screen Novelties, 2017.
Rain. Short film Sundance submission. Lead Puppeteer. HTC Media 2016.
Puppet Up! video segments. Assistant Puppeteer. The Jim Henson Company, 2016.
The Muppets. Additional Muppet Performer. Disney ABC, 2015/16
Sochi Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Animatronic puppeteer. Creature Tech Company. Sochi, Russia, 2014.
How to Train Your Dragon Live. Animatronic Puppeteer. Dreamworks International Tour, 2012-2014.
Walking With Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular. Animatronic Puppeteer. Creature Technology Company, 2008-2015.
It’s A Big Big World. Tabletop puppeteer. PBS/Shadow Projects, 2009.
The Magic Tent. “Chota Pi” puppeteer. Delhi, India, 2006.
Omar’s Mother. “Omar” and puppet captain. Puppet Heap short films, 2004.
The Book of Pooh. Tabletop main ensemble puppeteer. Disney/Shadow Projects, 2001.
Lazy Town. “Trixie” puppeteer season 1. Reykjavik, Iceland, 2004.
No Strings International Outreach Films. Puppeteer, No Strings Productions NYC, 2007-2013.
Additional puppeteer on Sesame Street (’05-’10), Between the Lions (2002), and Bear In the Big Blue House (2002).
Puppet Building and Wrangling
The Jim Henson Company. New York and Los Angeles. 2009-present.Freelance puppet builder, costumer, and on-set wrangler for Sesame Street, No You Shut Up and other in-house projects.
The Muppets. Disney ABC. Freelance puppet builder and on-set wrangler. 2015/16.
Ghostbusters. The Character Shop. On-location puppet and character wrangler in Boston, MA. Summer 2015.
No Strings International Films. NY, NY. Puppet builder and wrangler for the puppet film shorts made for international audiences covering disaster relief. 2006-2014.
Den Design Studio, Brooklyn, NY. Puppets, costume, and specialty prop builder for Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, Crank Yankers (season 1), Wicked (Broadway & international productions), and The Today Show. 2001-2008.
Puppet Heap, Hoboken, NJ. 2005-2006. Puppet builder, designer, and wrangler for Disney’s Muppets, Noggin’s Upside Down Show, and other in-house productions.
Shadow Character Design, NY, NY. 2000-2001. Puppet builder for Disney’s The Book of Pooh.
Original Puppetry Projects
Do Elephants Dream of Eclectic Sheep? One Act for Theater, NYC and Vermont. Funding from The Jim Henson Foundation, The Bushwick Star, and Sandglass Theater.
Mrs. Wright’s Escape. One act historical fiction theater piece about architect Frank Lloyd Wright. NYC, Chicago, and Fallingwater, PA.
Night on Egg Mountain. Object puppetry, comedic slam theater piece.
Jingle Bells in Brooklyn. Holiday TV puppetry music video.
Puppets in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. April 2013. Stop-motion animation workshop.
SITI Company, New York, 2003. Suzuki and Viewpoints physical theater training workshop. MacDowell Arts Colony, Peterborough, NH, Fall 2011. Artist’s Residency.
Sandglass Theater Puppetry Intensive Training, Putney Vermont. 2002, 2003, 2008.
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. 1999. Bachelor of Science in Theater Arts, concentration in performance, costume design, and directing.
University of Connecticut Puppet Arts Program, Storrs, CT. 1997. Undergraduate puppet studies.
Proficient in puppetry styles of “Muppet-style”, tabletop, shadow, and object manipulation. Knitter, quilter, and seamstress.