Born and raised in London, Ontario, Ira joined the Young Americans as a “New Kid” in the fall of 2008. As a member of the YA’s Ira toured Europe twice, working with students in Germany, the Netherlands, Gibraltar and Russia. His other tours included travelling throughout the Midwest of the U.S. and Japan, where he was part of the first Advanced Team Tour. With 11 other cast members, Ira worked with communities in Northern Japan that were affected by the March 2011 Tsunami. Other YA credits: The Magic of Christmas ‘08, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade ‘10, the annual Summer Concert Series in Northern Michigan ‘10, YA Summer Camp cast ’10. He was a member of the original YA Dinner Theatre-Europe cast ‘11 and performed in multiple Tarbell Realtors Award Shows. Ira also loved being part of the YA resident cast where he worked with “at risk” youth in the greater LA area.