September Playlist 2011


-“Oh What A Day” by Ingrid Michaelson was a song I got a while back but never really listened to. At the beginning of this month I had a particularly hard week emotionally. Then I went to my first Deb Roshe class and felt reborn! I left Steps sweating from head to toe and feeling better then I’ve ever felt. It was like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. So instead of bolting down the street to the subway, I decided to stroll down Broadway. Now strolling is not something a New Yorker will do, unless in Central Park. It was kind of nice to just walk down the street in no rush and just enjoy my surroundings. So back to the song… I put on my headphones and let my iPod just shuffle away and “Oh What A Day” was the very first song. The lyrics couldn’t have come at a more truer time. I will always remember that moment. Everything seemed just as it should.

-Now I came across “Pull Shapes” watching the What the Buck show years ago and recently came across it again. Perfect silly dance song!

-Ernie Halter gets me every time! “This Beautiful Ache” is hauntingly gorgeous.

-How did I not know “Free Your Mind” before my first Deb Roshe class???

-“In These Shoes.” One day I will do a piece to this! Sass E!

-Ben Rector is the only artist I can say that I’ve bought every album he’s ever written for. His newest album, Something Like This, just came out and “Home” was my instant favorite. Ben never fails me!

Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow.


Things I’m Thinking: Airplane Edition

At this very moment I’m over 10,000 feet in the air on my way to the happiest place on earth. Blogging on a plane- doesn’t get much cooler than that!

-So far I’m digging my Delta experience. Even though I had to pay for the internet, it is totally worth it in my opinion. Seats are very comfortable. Plus the fact that I have the whole row to myself is a major plus. (After my flight yesterday on Continental, I almost did a blog post on proper airplane etiquette. I had the most annoying woman next to me… but I’ll spare you the details. All I’m gonna say is if the person next to you is watching a movie, do not continually interrupt them to tell them it’s raining outside! Rude!) And I’m digging the style of one of the flight attendants. She has long dark hair, straight bangs that cut just above her eyebrows, a fabulous red lip, and Ray Ban. Just looking at her I know we’d be good friends.  She complimented me on my hair. Yes, in my imaginary world, we are best friends. So flight #1 with Delta, you done good (so far!)

-I sited two very peculiar things at the airport (only two you ask?) The first was a woman, late 30’s early 40’s, wearing pink leggings, a pink mini skirt, and a pink top. I’m pretty sure the only time that outfit would be appropriate would be when it’s on 4 years old little girl. I also sited an old lady with… wait for it… GREEN hair! I’m not sure if it was a conscious hair decision or a result from a hair experimentation gone wrong, but it certainly was a sight.

-Hopefully I’ll get to see my Maxi Poo on my short trip to Orlando! So proud of him.

-The clouds are just absolutely stunning. In the words of fellow photographer, Michael E. Mason, how can someone look at the sky and not believe in God?

-If I could have my mom, my bed, and RAFA in NY, I would never leave.

-MUST SEE NEWSIES AT PAPERMILL! Check out the Behind the Scene’s fabulousness when they were on the View (which I missed somehow…?) Shot by the ever so talented Andrew Keenan-Bolger.

-One day before I die, I will fly first class.

-I must get out of biting my lip. Chapstick all day long isn’t going to help it. Must stop.

-I have a tumblr. Never use it. What’s the point when I already have a blog?

-When I was a younger I was a very avid journal keeper but stopped a few years ago. About a month back, I bought a journal from Barnes and Nobles, but it’s not your ordinary journal. It’s a Q&A journal- 365 questions for 5 years. Every day of the year gets a page with a question on it. There are 5 little paragraphs of lines so for that same day every year for five years you answer the same question. Today’s question is (ironically) “When was the last time you went dancing?” Last time I “went dancing” was on Thursday, I was in with Xavier for all his tap classes that day at RAFA. Being there makes me remember how much I love those kids and love teaching. Maybe I’ll post more of the Q&A journal as the years go on!

-It’s almost October. Once we get to this time of year things fly like crazy. I’ll blink and next thing I know it’ll be Christmas!

-Gotta go now! I have a date with Mickey Mouse (an no I’m not referring to Dana Lizik)


Tiffany’s Photoshoot

Last week I had the opportunity of photographing my gorgeous Rockette friend, Tiffany Griffin. I had been itching to do a shoot after two months of no photo shoots. I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that Tiffany is absolutely stunning and boy did we luck out with the locations we found in Fort Tryon.

I had an absolute blast and lemme tell ya- it will NOT be another two months till my next shoot!


Peeking in on Dracula Rehearsals

This weekend on my trip to Houston I was able to photograph BAHBT’s Dracula rehearsals. I didn’t get to see last years production and probably won’t be able to attend it this year as well, so it was a lot of fun getting to sit in on rehearsals. I’m so jealous of these kids. I keep thinking how much I would’ve loved to do this version of Dracula when I was in the company!

Check out the video from last year! Visit for more information on this years production.


Deli Date

Where: Kenny & Ziggy’s Deli

With Who: Mom and Nikki

What was eaten: The Monte Cristo and The Cloak and Dagwood (best sandwich I’ve ever had!) and some Egg Cremes

To Go: The biggest eclair I have ever seen, 7 layer chocolate cake, vanilla cheesecake with chocolate mousse!

So I had to travel from New York to Houston to try out this New York style delicatessen. I have to say, one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Good good food! They are known for their giant sandwiches which you can easily split. I loved the whole ambiance of the room. It had a Sardi’s feel with the characters on the wall and they stole my idea of having a playbill border!

I give it five stars and would I highly recommend it to everyone in the Houston area!


Hello Texas! Sure’s good to see you again!

Home in Texas for the week and having a blast! It’s already going by way too fast.

Hanging out with family and friends is always a nice little vacation from my full time job- auditioning!

Enjoy this blooper reel I put together from when Ashley and I filmed our Toddlers and Tiaras Spoof a few months back.

Hope everyone has a loverly week!