Curriculum Vitae 

Profile

Dynamic and experienced theatre educator, director, performer, and deviser with experience performing artistic and administrative responsibilities across the nation and internationally. Experienced in creating performing arts curriculums tailored to a range of age groups (four to 61), for a variety of physical and psychological needs in the room. Committed to developing compassionate classroom and rehearsal spaces that promote critical thinking, development of personal aesthetics, and social and emotional growth

Education

M.F.A. -  Theatre For Youth and Community  (2020)

Arizona State University

Thesis: “A Digital Devising Study on Creative Collaborations with Young People through Social Media”

 

B.A. - Theatre Arts; Concentration in Educational Studies (2016)

 Carleton College

Certifications

Certified Trauma Support Specialist, Arizona Trauma Institute (2019)

 

Arts Integration Teaching Artist, Trained in the ASU Gammage-Kennedy Center Arts Integration Method

(2019-2020)

Professional Appointments

(selected)

Education Coordinator 

Grey Box Collective 

Tempe, AZ

2019 - Present

Assistant Program Manager and Intern

 

 ACT3 International Children’s Theatre Festival

Singapore

2018

Performing Arts Instructor

 

Anodyne Artist Company

St. Paul, MN

2016 - 2017

Instructor on Record

School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Arizona State University

2018 - 2020

Teacher/Director

 

Young People’s Theatre Workshop

Northfield Arts Guild Northfield, MN

2016

publications

“Childhood in the Age of Digital Culture.”

 

Youth Theatre Journal

(upcoming issue)

Refereed Journal Article

2020

“A Non-Ephemeral Experience”

Grey Box Collective

Coloring book

2020

“Devising: Constructing One Voice Out of Many”

 

Incite/insight

AATE magazine

Article

 

2018

Fellowships

Don and Elizabeth Doyle Graduate Fellowship

 

American Alliance for Theatre and Education

2019

Colleen Toohey Porter Fellowship

 

Theatre for Young Audiences/USA

2019

SEGNI New Generations Festival Delegate

 

ASSITEJ (Italy)

2019

grants, awards & honors

Virtual Mini Lesson Grant

 

 Arizona Commission on the Arts

2020

Teaching Excellence Award

Graduate and Professional Student Association

Arizona State University

2019

ASU Special Talent Award

Arizona State University

2018

Barbara Salisbury Wills Theatre Scholarship

Arizona State University

2018

Katherine K. Herberger Scholarship in Film, Dance and Theatre

 

Arizona State University

2018

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY & PARTICIPATION

“A Changing Scene: How and Why to Deconstruct the Dance/Theatre Divide”

 

Panelist

Association for Theatre in Higher Education

2019

“Merging Space, Time, and Ideas: A Digital Devising Study on Creative Collaborations with Young People through Digital Applications”

Worlds of Knowledge Working Group

Association for Theatre Research

2019

“Two Cultures, One Body: The Performance of Identity Among International Students in Postsecondary Education Institutions in America" 

Global Asia Working Group

Association for Theatre Research

2018

teaching experience

IDSC 103: Student Conversations about Diversity and Community (undergraduate course)

Student Facilitator

Carleton College

2014

Interoception within the Arts

Facilitator/ Teaching Artist

Grey Box Collective

Acting Studio I

Teaching Artist

Young Artist of America at Strathmore, Maryland

THF 220: Principles of Dramatic Analysis in Theatre and Film (undergraduate course)

Instructor on Record

Arizona State University

2018-2020

2020

2020-present

Devising, Moving, & Performing Outside the Box

Teaching Artist

Arizona Thespian Festival

2019

Touring Theatre Workshop

Teaching Artist

Aprende Middle School

2019

What Hamilton Means to Me

Facilitator

Arizona State University

2018

School of Film, Dance, & Theatre Engage

Teaching Artist

Arizona State University

2017 - 2018

The Human Machine: Physicalizing Social Media

Teaching Artist

Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artist Program

2020

Critiquing Movies and Theatre

Teaching Artist

ASU Summer Institute

2020

Sunset Series: Shake Your Nervous System

Teaching Artist

Tempe History Museum

2020

Tempe Creatives: The Artist’s Nervous System

Teaching Artist

City of Tempe

2020

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

TYA/USA BIPOC Emerging Leaders Roundtable

 

TYA/USA

2020

Script Reader

Jewish Plays Project

2020

Script Reader

Pegasus Theatre Chicago Young Playwrights Festival

2018 - 2020

Research Assistant

Research Awards

AATE

2018

Graduate Inclusion Committee Member

ATHE

2019

SCHOOL, INSTITUTE & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Interview Day Planning Committee Member

Department of Theatre for Youth

Arizona State University

2019

Graduate Professional Development Panel Speaker

School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Arizona State University

2019

Organizing Committee Member

Oily Cart, Tim Webb Artist Residency

Arizona State University

2019

Co-Programming Chair

 

Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative Conference

School of Family and Social Dynamics

 Arizona State University

2018 - 2019

Graduate Advisory Council Representative

School of Film, Dance and Theatre 

Arizona State University

2018-2019

Production Committee Graduate Representative

School of Film, Dance and Theatre 

Arizona State University

2017

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