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Much of my artistic practice

is dedicated to arts education

and the creation of theatre for young audiences.

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I have been a theatre arts educator for over 10 years and I am the author of several original musicals for children.

original works 

The Great Grand Central Heist

Book, Lyrics

Brooklyn Children's Theatre

2021

The Monster That Chirps

Book, Lyrics

Brooklyn Children's Theatre

2020

The Taming of Romeo and Juliet

Book, Lyrics

Brooklyn Children's Theatre

2020

Scouts!

Book, Lyrics

Brooklyn Children's Theatre

2019

Jane Bend and Coppertoes

Book, Lyrics

Brooklyn Children's Theatre

2019

The Game Room

Book, Lyrics

Brooklyn Children's Theatre

2018

Down Under Rescue Sanctuary

Book, Lyrics

Brooklyn Children's Theatre

2018

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teaching experience

Brooklyn Children's Theatre

Teaching Artist / Resident Playwright

2016 - Present

• Teach performing arts classes in musical theatre, physical theatre, and playwriting  for students aged 5-13, culminating in a final performance/showcase

• Direct and Choreograph a fully staged original musical (responsible for rehearsal/lesson planning, communication with designers)

The Dalton School

Teaching Artist

2019 - Present

• Teach performing arts classes in dance, acting and musical theatre for students aged 5-10, culminating in a final performance/showcase

• Direct and Choreograph a fully staged original musical (responsible for rehearsal/lesson planning)

• Oversee costume, prop and set construction

Creative Arts & Athletics

Teaching Artist

2019 - Present

• Lead month long summer camp teaching classes in musical theatre and improvisation

• Direct and choreograph a full length Jr. musical (students aged 9-14)

• Oversee costume, prop and set construction

Ready NYC

Performer/Workshop Leader

2017 - Present

Perform as Ready Girl throughout the Greater NYC metro area: lead safety and emergency preparedness workshops for students aged 4-10 

Film instructional videos as Ready Girl to be shown to students in schools 

KJK Productions

Teaching Artist

2016 - 2018

• Lead drama club for students aged 6-10 culminating in final performance (teach basic theatre conventions and beginner acting technique)

• Co-Direct a fully staged production (responsible for organization of set and properties)

Pendragon Theatre

Teaching Artist / Resident Actor

2014 - 2015

• Co-Teach week-long theatre camp for students aged 6-13 (basic theatre conventions and beginner acting technique, direct and rehearse musical numbers for final showcase)

• Assist with mock auditions for students aged 14-17, offer feedback and instruction

• Appear in Summer Main-stage Productions

Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre 

Teaching Artist / Resident Actor

2013 - 2014

• Teach performing arts classes in musical theatre, physical theatre, and playwriting  for students aged 5-13, culminating in a final performance/showcase

• Direct and Choreograph a fully staged original musical (responsible for rehearsal/lesson planning, communication with designers)

Dickinson College

Visiting Artist

2011 - 2013

• Teach performing arts classes in musical theatre, physical theatre, and playwriting  for students aged 5-13, culminating in a final performance/showcase

• Direct and Choreograph a fully staged original musical (responsible for rehearsal/lesson planning, communication with designers)

2010 - present

2010 - present

education/skills

DICKINSON COLLEGE, CARLISLE, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance, Cum Laude, May 2011

           Honors: The Gould Memorial Drama Prize, 2011

                          Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, 2009

                          Mermaid Players Executive Board - Secretary, 2010-2011

 

HEADLONG PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Certificate, Fall 2009

CAPITAL AREA SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS, HARRISBURG, PA

2006-2007

• Video production
• Audio engineering/production
• Prop Construction

• Costume Construction

• Scenic Painting

• Puppetry 

• Multi-Tasking

• Organization

• Effective Communication