Colleen grew up with a love of stories, an overactive imagination, and a thirst for adventure. Born in a small town in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she grew up surrounded by books and music and a love for playing pretend. Eager to escape their mundane life (and their babysitter), Colleen and the neighborhood kids spent every day imagining they were explorers, wizards, and secret agents. This is where her love of acting and the arts began.
Colleen moved to Southbury, Connecticut at the age of 11, where she immediately delved into music education. She began learning voice, clarinet and piano and have continued studying them ever since. She continued the path of a musician throughout high school. She practiced instuments such as various woodwinds, piano, guitar, fife and tin whistle, as well as various percussive instruments. She played in many ensembles both in her school and community, including a symphonic band, pit orchestra, jazz ensemble, and a drumline.
The path took a turn in high school, when Colleen took part in her first musical, South Pacific. From that moment on theatre became her priority. Since then she has performed in various musicals and plays both in her community and professionally. She has been part of many devised and original productions (Imaginary, Two Nights Near Doolin, The Princess and the Pepper) as well as many well-known musicals and classical pieces. She has performed in venues such as Ives Concert Park, the Yale Reporatory Theatre, The Barrow Group Theatre and the New York Theatre Workshop. She has also assisted and directed productions that have gone on to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Colleen recently graduated from Western Connecticut State University
with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre in 2015.