Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of a jazz musician/composer, and an actress, it seemed in her blood to be a performer.
She had a love for music, dance and acting since childhood… she began dancing at age three, and continued diligent and dedicated study until adulthood. In college, she became a BFA Acting major at Marymount Manhattan College, and then transferred to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where she graduated with a degree in Professional Music. After graduation she moved back to New York City to hit the industry on all fronts.
In NYC, she landed her dream job; the role of “Maureen” in the National Tour of “RENT“. Soon after the tour ended she made her Broadway debut in the role of “Maureen” in the Broadway company.
Her recurring role on UGLY BETTY took her out to Los Angeles for the first time, she fell in love with "Hollywood" and made the move out west. TV appearances include, N.C.I.S, Private Practice, Franklin & Bash, The Exes, Mike & Molly, Love Bites, multiple pilots and films. Recent theater credits include 'A Christmas Carol' at Trinity Repertory Company, and "Twist: An American Musical" at Pasadena Playhouse, directed by Debbie Allen.
Ava is also a voice over artist and has appeared in the popular video games InFamous II and Halo 5, as well as numerous radio and internet spots.
Ava is also the co-founder of a non-profit animal rescue called CARE Rescue LA where she gets to save animals in need on a regular basis.