"Miriam senses the deep resonances of people and yoga is her tuning fork. She helped align me with my inner self."
-Z. S. New York, NY
Indomitable actor, director, and teacher with over 15 years experience; Miriam is deeply committed to unfolding the artistry of the human body, voice, and spirit.
Miriam holds an MFA in Acting with a focus in voice work from CUNY Brooklyn College, and undergraduate degrees in Philosophy, Theatre, and English.
She is also a 500-Hour ISHTA Certified and Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher who has studied extensively with Yogiraj Alan Finger in New York City and is certified in Reiki and Marma Points Therapy. Miriam relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to deepen her apprenticeship of Shadow Yoga in 2012, in continuing investigation of cultivating maximum freedom in the physical instrument.
A past company member of Hedgerow Theatre, Miriam has played such roles as Ariel in The Tempest across from Robert Lanchester’s Prospero and Rose in A Hotel on Marvin Gardens directed by Nagle Jackson. She originated the lead role of Abigail in the world premiere of Jim Knable’s new play Green Man at Stages Theatre in LA, and has the distinct privilege of being distinguished as original cast member in the newly published Samuel French version of the playscript.
Since relocating to the Bay Area, Miriam has acted with the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (The Urban Retreat, world premiere, among others), San Francisco Shakespeare Festival' s The Comedy of Errors: Shakespeare on Tour, understudied for Cal Shakes (Queen Margaret, War of the Roses) and appeared as the title role in The Heiress at Lucie Stern Theatre, Irina in Three Sisters at DMT, Sébastienne in Livermore Shakes’ Tempest, Lady Macbeth for Half Moon Bay Shakes, and as Karen in August Osage County (NTC) among others. She directed The Hallelujah Girls for North Bay Stage Company (2016) and The Crucible for Pacifica Spindrift Players (2018).
With a focus on self work through the pathways of the body, Miriam offers private, group, and corporate classes in yoga & meditation, voice & breath work, and acting.
Miriam teaches Acting at California State University, East Bay and Sacramento State University. She also teaches for the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, & Marin Shakespeare Company, among others. She has served as a KCACTF respondent and TBA adjudicator since 2014. Proud member of AEA.
Breathe. Trust your body. And know how perfect you are.