Holds an M.A. from NYU (Educational Theater, Dramatic Writing, and Performance) and a B.F.A in Theater Arts from The University of The Arts. He's an award winning performer & writer with awards such as

2016 San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Nominee - Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, 2010 Lorraine Hansberry – Nia Award Recipient, 2014 Writers Place Poetry Review Runner-up, a 2008 Midtown International Theater Festival Nominee for Outstanding Performance in his self-written & self-produced Solo-Show FlagBoy, a Capital Fringe Festival 2009 “Best of Fest” award for FlagBoy, and has been featured on NPR.  He has also appeared in television and in shows such as "Criminal Minds", “Law&Order: SVU”, FOX's "A Christmas Story: Live" and on the Broadway Stage in Susan Stroman and Harry Connick Jr.'s Thou Shalt Not (produced by Lincoln Center Theater) and the Broadway smash hit The Lion King.  Embracing all of who he is, Cornelius was featured in the Logo and Gilead sponsored PSA: “I AM LIVING MY TRUTH”, which aired on MTV’s Logo Network during season 3 of "RuPaul's DragRace".  

 After a busy career in NYC Cornelius now lives in Los Angeles, CA where he's still pursuing his creative life along with being one of the top Yoga Teachers in the LA area, and runs a Creative Arts & Healing Program at a local treatment center. 

I'm in an open relationship with Acting & Yoga ya'll and it feels so good! 

Starring as Lola in 
KINKY BOOTS the Musical
Now thru March 1, 2020
3D Theatricals 


Year 2 of Cornelius leading a life-growing Yoga Retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

April 11-18, 2020

for all the info go to:


CorneliusYogaBurn is live online


& the YouTube Videos you've asked for are here. You sweating yet?


#Throwback -

Who Got a FACELike Mine! So much fun creating this role in Keith & Laura Harrison's musical premier of EMOJILIAND the musical . I got a YouTube clip for you.

"Criminal Minds" S10 E5 Boxed In - it's me serving some drag regalia with Thomas Gibson, lolololol

Shadows & Lights - XIX International AIDS Conference - yup, sharing heart & soul!



I'm cornelius

 Actor - Yogi - Advocate - educator -