MY RESUME

Austin, Texas

Education

Master of Arts in Theatre (Directing) ​

Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas​

Graduated: May 2010

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (Specialization in Acting)     

​St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas

Graduated: May 2008 Cum Laude

Theatre

Man in the Middle: Director, FronteraFest Short Fringe (2015)

An Enemy of the People: Director, Vortex Summer Youth Theatre ('14)

CyberFest: Dancer/Ensemble, Vortex/Ethos Dir. Bonnie Cullum ('13)

Sing Muse!: Terpsichore, Vortex Theater/Dir. Rudy Ramirez ('13)

Earth: Goddess Isis, Vortex Theater/Dir. Bonnie Cullum ('13)

Cherokee Family Reunion: Meli, Mountainside Theater (2012)

Unto These Hills: Anecie/Eagle Dancer, Mountainside Theater (2012)
Flaky Lips: Director, San Juan Diego CHS (2012)
“Bitter Bananas” A Performance at the Protest for Troy Davis: Performer/Creator,Austin State Capital (2011)
Mighty Five's Infinite Funk Odyssey: Angel of Funk/Flight Crew, Rock Us Entertainment (2011)

The Actor's Nightmare: Director, San Juan Diego CHS (2011)      

Terminal: Director, Texas State Univ./Studio (2009)
The Soul Remains: Dancer, Deeply Rooted Art (2009)
Kumasaka: Director, Texas State Univ./Studio (2009)
House of Several Stories: Asst. Stage Manager, Texas State Univ./Blue Theater ('08)
Ritter Hans: Ice, Aggressive Muse Theater Company ('08)
News From A Mimes Thud: Performer, Creative Time/ Blanton Art Museum ('08)
Honor: Maha Ali, Frontera Fest - Hyde Park Theater ('08)
Kneeling Down at Noon: Angel of Death, Mary Moody Northen Theater (2006)
An Ideal Husband: Countess of Basildon/Lead Vocalist, Concordia University Theater (2006)

Tartuffe: Mariane, Concordia University Theater (2005)
The Real Inspector Hound: Star-Radio Singer/Dancer, Concordia University Theater (2005)
Richard III: Lady Grey/ Singer, Concordia University Theater (2004)
Dracula, A Musical Nightmare: Prudence, The Violet Crown Players (2001)​

Film/TV

Hijabi (Short Film): Alia, FusiformFilms/Dir. Asad Kirmani (2016)

Solace Is (Short Film): Director & Co-Writer, B*Tru Arts Productions (2015)

Octia of Pink Ocean (Cybernetic Opera Film): Silver Sex, Ethos/The Vortex Dir. Bonnie Cullum (2014)                  

Camena Saltare Infusio (Short Film): Creator/Dancer/Producer, B*Tru Arts & Libra Strife Films (2014)

Delusions of Despair (Short Film): Creator/Actor/Producer, B*Tru Arts & Libra Strife Films (2013)

Duble Murder (Music Video): Lead, DDD Productions/ Thomas Knox ('13)

Engagement Video (Web Commercial): Lead, Cody Davis Photography ('12)

Secret Lives of Wives (Pilot): Extra, Lifetime TV (2012)

The Lying Game Episode 10: Banquet Guest, ABC Family (2012)
The New Adventures of Baby Jesus (Web TV series): Catlin, OvnioFilms (2012)
I Love You (Short Film): Leisha, Dir. Ashley Harkrider (2011)
"Wintermute" Dylan Ettinger (Music Video): Lead Dancer, Dir. Melissa Cha (2011)

"Resolve to Fight" New Medicine (Music Video): Secretary, Rohret Productions (2011)
Run Away Night (Feature Film): Co-Director/Producer, B*Tru Arts & Libra Strife Films (2010-13)

Dance

Director & Choreographer, Man in the Middle (2015)

Dance Director, B*Tru Arts Academy (2014-present)

Dancer/Collaborator, Hair Comedy Show, DG MM (2012)
Choreographer, Mighty Five's Infinite Funk Odyssey, Rock Us Ent. (2011)          
Choreographer, The Real Inspector Hound, Concordia Univ. Theater (2005)
Dance Captain, An Ideal Husband, Concordia Univ. Theater (2006)

Teaching

Acting Workshop at LonestaRG-17: You Oughta Be in Pictures, Mensa Convention in Round Rock, TX. Sept. 7th, 2015

Founder/Producing Artistic Director of B*TRU ARTS ACADEMY (2013-present)

Dance Instructor/Creator, Dance Infusion: Summer Camp at A Premium Blend School of Performing Arts (2013)

Artistic Director of Elite Performing Arts Conservatory (2013)

Musical Theatre Instructor, Dance Elements, Pflugerville, TX (2011 to 2012)

Kids Acting Studio Spring Break Camp, Austin, TX (2012)

Drama Club Instructor/Director, San Juan Diego CHS (2010 to 2012)
Introduction to Fine Arts, Ballet History, Texas State University (2008 and 2009)
Cultural Advisor for Kneeling Down at Noon, St. Edward's University (’06)

Training

Fight training for film and Stunt work with Bobby Sargent (2012), Recommended Pass in Knife by the SAFD, 2012; Edward Sharon (Stage combat, knife, and pyro 2012), Robin Lewis (Musical Theater); Michael McKelvey Ph.D. (Voice), Voice lessons (2001 to 2005); 

​Dance – musical theatre, ballet, belly dancing, jazz, hip hop, (over 20 years of training and performance);

Brock &Allen Casting (Script based improvisation class-film audition 2011)​
Suziki Training, St. Edward's University (2005-2006)

Workshops

The Mastery Workshop, led by Van Brooks, Austin, TX (2013)

Script Reading: “Failed Mission”, Mountainside Theater (Summer 2012) & UA Huntsville University Alpha Psi Omega (2012), Devising Civic Theatre: Performance, Social Practice, Participation & Dialogue, led by Michael Rhod with Sojourn Theatre (Summer 2009)

Playwriting

The Girl Who Was Too Fat, Jim Price BA, Texas State Univ. (2009)
Alone in the Park, Jim Price BA, Texas State Univ. (2009)
Failed Mission, Jim Price BA, Texas State Univ. (2010)
Kneeling Down at Noon, co-written with Steve Moore and the Writers of Islam Project (‘06)

Honors, Awards, Assisitantships

Excellence in Directing: Summer Youth Theatre: An Enemy of the People, Vortex (2014)

Excellence in Performance: Earth, Sing Muse!, and CyberFest, Fire & Brimstone Award, Vortex (2013)

Outstanding Ensemble: Earth and Sing Muse!, Fire & Brimstone Awards, Vortex (2013)

Outstanding Cast Performance: Sing Muse!, B. Iden Payne Award (2013)

Capital T New Directions Semifinalist (2010)
Teaching Assistant to William Peeler, M.F.A., Introduction to Fine Arts Spring ‘10
Teaching Assistant to Jennifer Kokai, Ph.D., Introduction to Fine Arts Fall 2009
Assistant to Michael Costello, M.F.A., Texas State Univ., Head of Acting Department Fall 2008, Spring, 2009
Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society (2008)
Best Musical Performance:  The Real Inspector Hound (2005)
Best Supporting Actress: Tartuffe (2005)
Best Musical Performance: An Ideal Husband (2006)
St. Edward's University Dean's List
Concordia University Dean's List

Languages

Arabic