Hi! Nice to meet you!
I am a director/choregrapher and theatre/dance teaching artist, in which all titles I approach in very similar ways. As a child, I was always playing make-believe, playing with dolls, and directing them into stories that I made up. I was a very shy child with many speech issues that living through stories was how I communicated with the world. I was able to find my voice in the theatre. I educate children with the hope to encourage them to find their own voices in the world. I bring and foster imagination and use of play in the rooms that I create.
In every room I walk into, I lead first with kindness and value that pillar in every collaboration that I form. With whomever I am working with, kids or adults, I strive to empower those individuals and create safe and brave spaces. While I am typically working towards a final “product,” I care much more about the collaboration in the journey and how we get there. I always want to work on projects that center communities and begin a dialogue.
This Spring, I studied in person at The National Theatre Institute Advanced Directors Program at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and was very grateful to direct eight theatre pieces and two short films in such a short amount of time!
This summer, I taught on OutSchool.com teaching musical theatre camps and classes virtually! I was also a guest teacher this summer (in-person!) at the Livingston Library teaching a creative drama class based on kindness!
I am thrilled to have begun my service year with the ArtistYear Americorps Program for the 2021-2022 Philadelphia Cohort! I will be serving as a theatre/dance teaching artist in a title 1 elementary school, as well as creating virtual content! I am so grateful to continue to teach and inspire using the arts!