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Bio

IN THE BEGINNING

I’m often asked the question, “When did you start acting?” My mother would say from age two, and I wouldn’t doubt it!

I can recall jumping from the pink love seat in our living room with utter abandon, fake microphone in hand, and singing at the top of my lungs every week when Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” hit the airwaves. Oh, how I longed to be dancing and singing my heart out along with the other greats on that stage! Until then, my poor younger brother and his friends had to serve as my dance partners while I choreographed elaborate performances and charged a pittance at neighborhood ‘theaters in the round.’ I.e., any friend’s basement or living room that would have us.

 

DANCE

By today’s standards I might be considered a late bloomer, starting dance classes at age six. Though, I knew then I had found a passion in performing.

As a teen, I became the youngest company member of the Rocky Mountain Ballet, and later a founding member of Ormao Dance Company, a modern ensemble and dance school that thrives to this day. Dancing at a semi-professional level around the country for over 27 years was terrific. I also combined my love of choreography and creativity to launch “Imagination in Motion,” a mobile dance and theatrical training opportunity for day care centers and elementary schools. That young energy continually inspires me.

 

THEATER

While I ventured into the world of theater in High School, it was in college that I became completely hooked on acting at The United States International University, San Diego. From there on, whether it was live theater, television, or voice-over, no job was too small to savor.

 

FILM

My first trip to Los Angeles yieldedwork in Hollywood features like, “My Blue Heaven” (starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis) and “The Marrying Man” (starring Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin.) I vowed then that I would do what those stars did. To play and have fun for a living? It couldn’t get any better than that?! Many years later, having had the pleasure of working along side such greats as Willem Dafoe, Jane Seymour and more, I can still say that’s oh so true.

 

TELEVISION and VOICE-OVER

My first steady television job was hosting and producing the morning show, “Vail Today” for “The Vacation Channel.” There’s nothing like Live TV to learn the dos and don’ts of Television! From there I became the spokesperson for numerous national corporations and honed my commercial and voice-over talents as well. Eventually this lead to work as lead host for the live, national game show, “BingoTV.”

I also worked behind the camera to produce award-winning programming with Douglas County Television. I feel very fortunate to have garnered numerous NATOA’s, Telly’s and a regional Emmy from the Heartland Association for best PSA series, on Teen Homelessness. As part of the “DC8” crew, we even won the coveted Emmy for “Station of the Year.”

 

IN THIS MOMENT

I love to travel wherever my work leads. From acting in feature films, to working with consistent Voice-over clients, and as the Spokeswoman for Mediacom, I feel incredibly grateful to do what I love and look forward to seeing where this wild, crazy and fun adventure will lead me next!

 

Wishing you the best on your journey,

Laurel