Hello, and thank you for checking out my site! My name is Dustin, and I am a Chicago based theatre-artist. I was born in Northbrook, IL. At the age of 8, I began performing with the local children’s theatre. I was an active member of the speech team, show choir and spring musical at Wheeling High School before attending Harper College. Under the tutelage of Kevin Long, I immersed myself in the art of acting and later transferred to Illinois State University where I received my B.S in Theatre.
For the last 12 years, I have performed throughout Chicagoland with various companies including Lifeline Theatre, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Red Theatre, Madkap Productions, Underscore Theatre Company and Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. as well as regionally with Canterbury Summer Theatre in Indiana and touring New England with Hampstead Stage Company.
I am one of the founders of Blank Theatre Company where I've served as co-artistic director since 2017. During my tenure I've cast and produced 8 mainstage productions and 11 cabaret/concert events. Blank Theatre Company was honored with 2 Jeff Awards and 14 nominations for our 2022 season.
I have previously studied under Kurt Naebig & Sasha Gioppo at Acting Studio Chicago, Jeffrey Carlson & Susan Hart at their private Shakespeare studio and Tommy Vendafreddo in his private voice studio. I currently study my craft at Ellenwood Studios with Matthew Ellenwood.
When I'm not on stage, I enjoy a good book or binge watch, rebuilding the Chicago Bears in Madden and spending time with friends and family.