I am a high kicking, white-wine loving mama with a Boston Terrier obsession!
My journey as a performer began with my training at the Miami
Conservatory of Ballet after my elementary school dance teacher told
my mom: "With that child's legs and beautiful feet, she needs to be
dancing!” Thanks, Miss Bridgette!
In high school, I studied dance at the prestigious New World School of
the Arts. I then went on to Southern Methodist University, earning a
BFA in Dance Performance, in addition to degrees in Math and Business.
Immediately after graduating from college, I moved to New York City to
pursue my passion for performing. My first professional job was the
National Tour of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular- an absolute
dream come true. I’ve spent several holiday seasons high kicking as
the center Rockette both on the road and on the great stage of Radio
City Music Hall.
I was honored to make my Broadway debut in 2018 in Chicago the
Musical where I played both Mona (better known as “Lipschitz”) and Liz
(“Pop”). Some other favorite theater credits include playing Sheila in
A Chorus Line, Diana Dream/Dolores Dolores in On The Town, and
Gymnasia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
I also work as a fitness professional at various gyms and exercise
studios across New York City and on Long Island and can be seen in
many fitness videos. Check out my class schedule or one of my many
streaming videos at physique57.com!
On December 28, 2019, little miss Katherine Bailey Needham made her
way into the world and made me a mama!
A whole new type of adventure has begun and I can’t wait to show this baby girl how, withperseverance and hard work, dreams can come true.
When I’m not performing or teaching, you can find me with my family and beloved Boston Terrier, Ruby, in Huntington, Long Island.
Follow my adventures on instagram: @ticklebump85!