I love how beautiful and influential performance can be - the opportunity to make people smile, laugh and cry - while preserving important histories and stories that should not be forgotten. Every performance offers a chance to discover our common humanity - shared by the audience, characters, cast, crew and staff. 

Beginning with my first stage experience (Oliver Twist) at seven years old, acting, singing and dancing have been a big part of my life. I enjoy being able to combine my passions for performing and making a difference in the lives of others. I spent 2011-2013 creating, directing, producing and performing in two benefit showcases. Together, they raised more than $15,000 for Invisible Children (a non-profit working to end genocide in central Africa) and the Polaris Project (an organization fighting global human trafficking) and brought awareness of these important causes to the community.

Although California will always be my home, it has been thrilling to travel and perform in New Jersey, Alabama and Texas over the past few years. I am eager to continue traveling and performing. There are still so many characters, stories and histories to share!

Best,

Braden