Who am I?
An educator for 24 years, I love to bring my love of the arts to children and adults through theatre, dance and Spanish classes. In recent years, I have also become a mentor and trainer of teaching artists, helping them to hone their craft and to expand the number of tools in their toolboxes.
Throughout my career, I have worked for many arts & educational institutions including: Arts Connection, Brooklyn Children's Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Center, Gibney Dance, Poly Prep Performing Arts Camp, Marquis Studios, Queens Theatre, Dance New Amsterdam, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and the New York City Department of Education. I teach musical theatre, improv, playwriting, and acting technique. I have directed and choreographed countless plays and musicals with young people ages 6-18 and have written over 20 short musicals in collaboration with various composers.
I teach Simonson Technique, a contemporary dance technique, developed by Lynn Simonson, that is an organic approach to movement that prepares the body to dance in a way that is anatomically intelligent and somatically aware. I have the honor of instructing new teachers in the Simonson Method of Teacher Training and assisting Lynn Simonson in this work. Since New York dance studios are currently closed, I am continuing to teach adult dance classes on Zoom on a weekly basis. (More info about this can be found here.)
I am a member of the New Dance Collective-- a group of choreographers and dance educators that bring performance opportunities to adult dancers in the form of performance opportunities and workshops.
I hold a Master's Degree in Educational Theatre from NYU and a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language & Literature from Columbia University.