Casting Professional | Podcast Producer and Host | Educator
Fiona is an NYC-based casting associate, podcast host, and educator born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia (#CanadiansinNYC). She studied at Montclair State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.
Fiona worked regionally, on tour, and on television in the United States and Canada as an Actors Equity Association actor. She has taught dance, musical theatre, acting, and audition preparation to children and adults, privately and at performing arts studios and colleges, including teaching as an adjunct faculty member at NYU's Stonestreet Studios. Fiona is co-producer and host of What's Your Backup Plan?, available on all streaming platforms through Broadway Podcast Network. She lives in Manhattan with her fiancé Charlie and their sweet rescue dog, Scout.
Fiona is currently pursuing an MFA in Theatre Arts with a focus on casting at the University of Idaho. She's passionate about facilitating opportunities for representation and diversity on stage and screen while discovering pathways for more equity and access within the audition process.
As Manager of Performer Casting at RWS Entertainment Group, Fiona casts theatrical projects for Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Iberostar Resorts, Palace Entertainment, and other corporate clients. She is a Casting Associate for Brette Goldstein Casting where she recently finished casting an HBO series; other on-camera projects include independent feature and short films, national commercials, and a 60-episode TikTok branded narrative series. In addition to her associate and assistant work, Fiona interned for Franck Casting, working on casting for the feature film TEENAGE MUSICAL.
When she's not casting, Fiona coaches actors and leads workshops at NYC acting studios and college programs. To inquire about teaching, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form below.
Broadway Podcast Network's What's Your Backup Plan?
Fiona is co-producer and host of What's Your Backup Plan?, a podcast that pokes fun at your Aunt Karen's question, "what are you really going to do with your life?" With her co-host, Olivia Valli (Pretty Woman, Wicked, Jersey Boys), Fiona interviews actors, directors, choreographers, musicians, casting directors, and multi-hyphenates who are changing the conversation about what it means to have a fulfilling, sustainable career. Their guests discuss equity and diversity in the industry, pivoting to adapt to changes in how we audition and perform, and creating work that is innovative, inclusive, and thought-provoking.
Recent episodes have included interviews with Broadway's Sharrod Williams (Cats, Hamilton, Tuck Everlasting, NEIGHBORS), Nicholas Edwards (Frozen, Les Miserables, The Last Five Years), Meg Zervoulis (Music Director of The Prom, Associate Music Director of Mean Girls, West Side Story), Built for the Stage trainer Joe Rosko, and many more. They have been featured on BroadwayWorld and in W42ST magazine.