"Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture."
- Lydia M. Child
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been a musician for as long as I can remember. My parents, both professional musicians based in Orlando, brought a rich musical life to the Gifford household. I had early dreams of being a ballerina, but that dream was broadened by a love of playing piano, singing, writing music, and performing on the stage. After graduating cum laude from Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL, I journeyed on up north to Washington, D.C. to pursue a BM in Musical Theatre at Catholic University.
While at Catholic, I participated in many wonderful projects including directing, music directing, and choreographing in addition to performing. I also immersed myself in the local farmer's market scene, where I worked for 5 years alongside my studies and other work.
In May 2021, I graduated summa cum laude from CUA's Honor's College with a Minor in Music Composition and a Minor in Dance.