A storyteller at heart, Gina enjoys facilitating compassion and understanding by connecting people through story in a variety of genres...music, dance, theater, voiceover, film/TV & journalism. After a twist of fate placed a teenage ballerina in a wheelchair, Gina Marie went on to make history as the first wheelchair user to appear as a model in LA Fashion Week (Spring 2014). Gina was also seen on the La Jolla Playhouse Stage workshopping National Disability Theatre's premiere production (Fall 2019). Life experience has taught Gina Marie that we can celebrate the moments, rise above challenges, and embrace life with joy! She hopes her work encourages others to do the same.