High School - From Theater to Film
The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) is a Grammy Award-winning public arts magnet high school, accepting students through a selective audition process. After accepting placement, students combine a rigorous academic program with their artistic major.
I entered LVA as a theatre major. During my four years, I acted in over ten theatrical productions, including the leading role of Orpheus in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, and Lee Baum in Arthur Miller’s The American Clock. I also sang and acted in various musical ensembles, danced in several productions, and worked box office at our multiple downtown theaters. My experience as an actor, on stage and behind the scenes, set the foundations for my skill as a director in film.
At the beginning of my sophomore year, I helped promote and establish a Filmmaking major at LVA. For me, the need for this new major was propelled by my own production of short films whenever I had the chance. Ultimately, I graduated as valedictorian with a double major in theater and film. I’m honored to call myself a member of LVA’s first graduating class of film majors.