Coming from a background in musical theater, I find that being a DJ is a lot like stage managing, where my goal is to make sure everything goes smoothly “behind the scenes” so that the bride and groom can focus on being the stars!
Of course, it’s not just a show – it’s a party, too! I love to keep the dance floor full with songs that get people moving, and I especially love playing requests. I check in with the bride and groom every so often to make sure they’re having a good time, but nothing pleases me more than when I can’t reach them because they’re too busy dancing!
In addition to backstage experience, I’ve also spent time on stage in various musical theatre productions. I have a degree in music (vocal) and currently sing with The Elizabethan Syngers, a madrigal group at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. I generally consider myself a huge geek, and I enjoy pretty much anything fantasy or sci-fi. I’m also a bit of an otaku, so if you want any J-Pop or K-Pop at your dance, I’m your woman!
But despite any personal preferences I might have, the most important thing to me as a DJ is the bride and groom’s happiness. They are the ultimate directors, and I’m so happy to be part of making their wedding a success!