Reena Phillips has been pursuing acting for over ten years. Originally from Houston, Texas, she attended the University of Houston, then moved to New York after receiving a dance scholarship at Alvin Ailey for two years. She studied the Meisner technique, attended the Neighborhood Playhouse, and has performed at Radio City Music Hall. Her theatre credits include Ain't Misbehavin, Sophisticated Ladies, Dreamgirls, and You Can't Take It With You.
In high school I was always the class clown. I also had an interest in dance, but I never had any formal training. Apparently I had a talent for it because I beat out a lot of other dancers for the Alvin Ailey scholarship. Then I branched out into musical theatre.
I now own my own catering business, and I used to work in telemarketing sales between theatre jobs. I was in good with my supervisor at work; so when I needed a day off to audition, she was cool about it. Some people try to wait until the next acting job, but if you haven't hit it where you are working regularly, you've got to do something in between. Otherwise, when you go into auditions you look and feel desperate. You have to be in it for the love of it, because it's definitely not