Riley grew up in Castle Rock, CO and has always had a love for the arts and music. Putting on Britney Spears concerts in her living was a favorite past time for her. In elementary school, after seeing the local high school’s production of Beauty and the Beast, her passion for musical theatre was born. She went on to be cast in Annie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Once Upon a Mattress, Aida, and Once on this Island throughout high school.
After starting at Texas A&M, Riley took a break to focus on her studies. During her sophomore year, the lovely Melanee Kate Thomas told her that the local theatre company was having auditions for Beauty and the Beast, and Riley knew she had to go. What she wasn’t expecting though was to be introduced to the group of people who would help spark her passion for performing once again, and become a group that she holds close to her heart. After that, she knew she had found a home, and strived to be as involved as possible.
Since discovering her TTC family, Riley’s roles have included a very dashing napkin (Beauty and the Beast), a charming flower seller (My Fair Lady), a phantom with an addiction to blow pop suckers (Rocky Horror Show), a business woman by day/dental assistant by night (Little Shop of Horrors), and the closest to her heart, Sophie (a girl with some serious father figure issues) in Mamma Mia! She was also the makeup/hair designer for TTC’s magical performance of Frozen Jr, and misses her little snowflakes and hidden folk!
Riley has since graduated from Texas A&M with her Bachelors of Science in Race, Gender, and Ethnicity studies and is currently working full time in IT. She misses the theatre dearly, and is excited for the chance to hang out with the marvelous Adrienne and pester her 3 favorite musical fathers!