Luisa is an actor/writer/musician who grew up in Sydney, trained in London, and now lives, loves, and plays in New York City. She holds a BA in English and History from the University of New South Wales, and an MA in Music Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech Drama.
Six weeks before her thirtieth birthday Luisa was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Three rounds of chemo, eleven doses of full body radiation, and a stem cell transplant saved Luisa's life, but left her incredibly debilitated. She was unable to eat takeout, ride the subway, or do her favorite thing in the world - go to the theatre 😱. During recovery, Luisa built Filmed Live Musicals, a website dedicated to cataloging stage musicals that have been legally filmed and publicly shared. It is now the most comprehensive site of its kind, and includes a bi-weekly podcast and a weekly newsletter.
Not one to rest on her laurels, Luisa also started running marathons during her recovery, and ran her 5th marathon on the 5th anniversary of her stem cell transplant.
Luisa is an active member of NYC's MasterVoices Chorus, where she is currently serving as Vice President of the Singers Council.