I'm a cross-genre composer-storyteller who loves soaring melodies, dream worlds, and big passion. I'm inspired by the epic energy of nouveau cirque, the lush soundscapes of classical orchestras, the character-driven storytelling of musical theatre, the immersive power of film & game music, and the authentic heart of indie & nomad folk songs.
I'm fascinated by stories that challenge our preconceptions about what we think is true, good, right, or worth wanting. And my favorite stories make me laugh, cry, feel, and think.
My mission is to create magical experiences that spark the kinds of thoughtful, emotional conversations that make us feel alive, that change the course of our lives — and to do so while fully honoring my collaborators as ends in themselves.
The most beautiful thing in the world to me is people who care deeply.
Feel free to say hi if you'd like to talk about it!
My work has been featured Off-Broadway and around the world at Lincoln Center, the Public Theater, the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and the Nadia Boulanger Institute.
Current & recent projects: VISARE (concept album for an immersive circus experience, winner of the 2021 New Voices Project), Yoko's Husband's Killer's Japanese Wife, Gloria (new musical commissioned by The 5th Avenue Theatre), [untitled hat project] (tiny immersive experience at an eclectic hatmaker's studio, NYFA grant recipient), and music directing & assisting for new works like Scarlet Night, INVINCIBLE, and The Tattooed Lady.
As a conductor, pianist, and vocalist, I've performed on national TV for CBS Sunday Morning, at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, with KHORIKOS at National Sawdust and (le) poisson rouge in New York, and for house concerts across the country.
I was a Tisch Fellow at the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and will attend the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop starting in Fall 2022.
I am the proud daughter of Chinese immigrants. I grew up in California, studied computer science and philosophy at Stanford University, organized the Viennese Ball in San Francisco, and built products at Dropbox before deciding to follow the music.