Guitar, Voice, Piano
Dylan is a true performer with a genuine passion and talent for all performing arts. By 8 years old he was performing in community theater, singing, dancing and acting. He was accepted into the auditioned based performing arts program for middle & high school where he began private training in voice, guitar and piano. During high school, he joined the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the International Thespian Society, participating in theatre and solo voice competitions, receiving Superior ratings at both the District and State level. In his senior year, Dylan earned the Quincy Jones Musicianship Award for his contributions in multiple areas of music. He also competed in the Florida State Thespian Festival, the largest theatre festival in the world, all four years of high school, earning superior ratings at both the District and State level and earned Best In Room, earning International Honor Thespian status, as well as serving as president for his troupe for two years.
After high school, he attended the State College of Florida and received his Associate in Arts as an honors graduate. Currently, Dylan is an honors student at the University of Tampa’s College of Arts and Letters, pursuing a degree in Musical Theatre. He is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.
Dylan has performed in many productions. The most notable playing the first ever Aladdin in Aladdin Jr. at the New Works Showcase in Marietta, Georgia for the Junior Theatre Festival. This was featured in a New York Times article, with Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked and Godspell) praising his performance. He has also performed locally in numerous concerts & productions. Under the direction of Dr. Joseph Holt of the Choral Artists of Sarasota, he was a choir member of the concert Too Hot To Handel, a jazz-pop spin on Handel’s Messiah at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. At the Manatee Performing Arts Center, he played the title character Frederic in the opera Pirates of Penzance, at only 17.
Dylan is also a born teacher and believes it runs in the family. He saw first hand how rewarding a teaching career could be, and it was only natural for him to seek out opportunities to share his talents with others. He started off as a camp counselor and moved to teaching private and group lessons in acting, singing, piano and guitar.
Not only is Dylan a singer, instrumentalist and actor, he is also a talented dancer trained in ballroom, ballet, jazz, and tap and fluent in French.