Born and raised outside of Boston, Jake grew up performing. At age four he began dancing and playing the piano by ear. At seven, he enrolled in piano lessons at the New England Conservatory, becoming their youngest composition student ever. He studied several other instruments including violin, cello, saxophone, and French horn.
Jake also pursued dance training, taking classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern at Charlotte Klein Dance Center in Worcester, MA. He competed nationally, earning achievements for excellence in tap as well as several all-around titles.
In college, Jake created his own concentration at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Jake combined both academic and practical courses with professional internships and experiences to study interdisciplinary collaboration in musical theatre performance, music composition, and producing. His studies explored how the unique disciplines that comprise musical theatre, including music, dance, acting, writing, directing, design, and producing, coalesce in production to enhance one another and tell a story that reaches an audience. Jake graduated with honors from NYU after three years.
Jake is based in New York City and works as a performer, composer, coach, and more. He is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association.