Casting Professional and Educator
Fiona is an NYC-based casting professional and educator born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She studied at Montclair State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Fiona is currently pursuing an MFA in Theatre with a focus on casting and pedagogy at the University of Idaho.
Prior to her work in casting, Fiona worked as an actor, performing on tour and at regional theaters across the United States and Canada. She has taught musical theatre, dance, acting, career management, and audition technique 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 New York with her husband Charlie and their two rescue dogs, Willow and Scout.
Fiona is passionate about facilitating opportunities for authentic representation on stage and screen. In her research at the University of Idaho, Fiona has focused on disability representation in casting and creating more equitable, accessible college audition processes.
Fiona has worked on casting projects for Broadway, regional theatre, film, TV, and commercials, and has worked with clients including HBO, Delta, UPS, Paypal, and Pampers.
Fiona has cast theatrical projects for Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Iberostar Resorts, Margaritaville at Sea (casting for the book musical Tales from Margaritaville, with the creative team from Broadway's Escape to Margaritaville), and Princess Cruises. She recently finished casting an HBO series with Brette Goldstein Casting. Other on-camera projects include independent feature films, shorts, national commercials, and a 60-episode TikTok branded narrative series. She now works at McCorkle Casting, working primarily in theatre and independent film.
When she's not casting, Fiona coaches actors and leads workshops at NYC acting studios and college programs. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at NYU's Stonestreet Studios, teaching their Career Management class for advanced acting students.
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Fiona is co-producer and host of What's Your Backup Plan?. With her co-host, Olivia Valli (Elphaba in the current touring cast of Wicked and Vivian Ward in the 1st National tour of Pretty Woman), 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 the theatrical landscape, and creating innovative, inclusive, and thought-provoking work.
Recent episodes have included interviews with Broadway's Sharrod Williams (Moulin Rouge!, Cats, Hamilton, Tuck Everlasting, NEIGHBORS), Nicholas Edwards
(& Juliet, Frozen, Les Miserables, The Last Five Years), Meg Zervoulis (Music Director for The Prom, Associate Music Director for 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.
You can listen and subscribe to What's Your Backup Plan? on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on the Broadway Podcast Network app.
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