ABOUT ME

 
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, 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.

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