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Tracey's artistic range has taken her from the stage, to screen, to the recording studio. She's voiced radio commercials and performed demo work for several songwriters. When not treading the boards of the New York theatre scene, Tracey can be found creating her own artistic shenanigans as a playwright or collaborator in many new projects. Her business life has taken her from jobs for commercial real estate moguls to her own desk as a Manhattan licensed residential real estate agent. She's worked with many major corporations and event companies as a performer in large scale industrials, expertly delivering clients' messages with her warm, engaging, and humorous approach to content.
What’s one thing you wish the business world would borrow from the acting world?
That successful business communication is less about speaking clearly and loud enough and more about behaviors that engage your audience in ways that put them in your corner and keep their ears and eyes on you at all times and in all ways positive.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Having been an artist for all of my 23 years in New York with a career that is evolved, varied, and ever-changing.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I have several communication behaviors that friends and colleagues look for and enjoy: I'm expressive with my fingers and roll them for effect pretty regularly. I am also highly expressive facially. But the standout may be that I have an indentifiable substitute for "etc" "yada yada yada" or "and so on...". You'll have to learn it for yourself.
What can't you start your day without?
That's easy: gratitude. I worked hard at becoming a glass half full person and am all the happier because of it. I am really living a dream, and while life is not without incredible upheaval and sometimes devastating disappointment, most days I have a whole lot more to be thankful for than not. I keep that ever-present from the moment I rise.
What's your hidden talent?
I don't know that anyone but I would consider this a talent but if you open any closet, cabinet or drawer in my home... I mean any... You will find things organized within an inch of their lives. So much so that, for example, (and here's the talent) I could direct you to anything in my home — anything, very specifically. For example, "Oh that book is in the far left, second from the top cube of my bookcase about four inches in from the right side." My clothes are hanging: dresses, then pants, then shirts, all according to hue ascending from white to black and then delineated by collar style and sleeve length. In my medicine cabinet, every label is facing forward and items are categorized by purpose and frequency of use. I do not have a "junk drawer." OO! Maybe that's the real talent!! I. DO. NOT. HAVE. A. JUNK. DRAWER.