How in the world do you pronounce her name?

LAY-knee Dee-VIN

(But she loves a good nickname...)

Examples: Elaini, Lains, Laini Beth

Laini is an actor, singer, dancer, and artist currently based out of the Twin Cities. 

She has recently been seen on stage with Children's Theatre Company, 

Actor's Theater of MN, Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, MN Opera, 

MN Centennial Showboat (final season), and Theatre in the Round, among others.

When not on stage, Laini keeps busy working as a director and teaching artist for youth theater programming, and is the Education Program Director for Mill City Summer Opera. You may even find her sitting behind the desk at the Guthrie Theater stage door or curled up with a book and a full pot of coffee to escape the 12 months of Minnesota snow.

Get to know Laini!