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Who's Sheila?

     Hailing from Madison WI, Sheila began her involvement with the arts

at age 9 when she joined The Wisconsin Children's Choir.  With an innate 

drive and attraction to rigorous musical study, she continued to further explore 

her "by ear" musical abilities with a private vocal coach, and her love of storytelling at area theatre companies. 

     Once devoted to her career pursuit, she decided to attend Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan for musical theatre. There she was awarded the distinguished Maddy Summer Artist Award upon completion.  She was then invited to pursue her full time high school performing arts education by Theatre Chair of Interlochen Arts Academy, where she graduated as recipient of the prestigious Young Artist Award.  Sheila subsequently went on to become a Presidential Scholar of the Arts Semi-Finalist during her senior year at Interlochen, awarded by The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.  

     Seeking out continued education in a conservatory setting after high school, Sheila ventured to Greece to hone in focus on classical voice at The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts.  While trying to always find a balance between her two loves, she was later pulled back to the acting world, ultimately decided to pursue her BFA training at California Institute of the Arts in acting.  


     Sheila quickly transitioned into the professional world of Los Angeles theatre, evidenced by Backstage West Magazine's Article "Who Got the Part?" - covering her hasty transition from scholastic setting to the pro world. 

 Further establishing herself within the Southern California arts community,  she helped create various original workshop premiers, both musical and repertory.  Sheila also had a growing involvement in the cabaret scene with acclaimed companies such as Upright Cabaret at The Catalina Jazz Club, the 'For the Record' concert series at The Rockwell and The Cafe Was' 'Jazz Sirens' series. She would eventually sign onto Stephen Schwartz's First National Tour of "Wicked" for about 2 years as a nightly ensemble track, and one of the youngest to understudy the villainous role of Madame Morrible.  

     Upon closing Wicked, and in a newly Covid ridden world, Sheila began to shift her focus into the voice over realm, where she would soon discover her love for audiobooks and narration.  She continues her pursuit in the professional audiobook world, and is concurrently beginning to work on her own solo cabaret show.  

       Also an avid creative writer, Sheila spends much of her time devoted to that craft.  She studied memoir writing at The Gotham Writer's Workshop in NYC as well as minoring in poetry studies at both The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts and CalArts.  She is aspiring to create her own work of non-fiction one day, (and maybe even narrate the audiobook!) 




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