“You don’t need to give reasons for the things you do— you just have to do what you want. And sometimes the thing that seems messed up to everyone else is what’s right for you. You have to do it and not be ashamed of it.”
Q: You are super tuned in to living a healthy Bway lifestyle. What’s your daily regime for staying Fit for Hamilton?
A: The show provides a great workout every day, as we are onstage dancing for over two and a half hours each show. Because of that, I don’t go to the gym. I feel very strongly that the body needs rest just as much as it needs work to be strong and fit. I try to eat healthy with very little gluten or dairy intake. My favorite Midtown West spots to grab a snack are JuicePress, Juice Generation, and I love ordering delivery from SweetGreen! I also see a Physical Therapist twice a week, get massages bi-monthly, and go to an acupuncturist.
Q: You’re an amazing dancer! Do you rely on fitness or any other physical therapy methods to keep your body ready for the show each night?
A: Thank you! I do a few different stretches before every show and throughout the show that I feel work for my body. I had a shoulder injury during the rehearsal process for our Off-Broadway run, and it hasn’t been quite the same since. I do stretches that focus on my shoulder to keep it strong and to hopefully avoid stressing it further. The foam roller and lacrosse ball are my friends, ha!
Q: For all our Hamilton fans (me included!), what’s been your most memorable Hamilton moment to date?
A: The opening night party was my most memorable moment, for sure. That party was epic! If I could relive that party over and over again, and re-celebrate with my co-workers, I would. It was an incredible night!