Teacher

Actor & Teaching Artist, American Blues Theater     January 2016 – July 2018
– Performs excerpts from The Heavens are Hung in Black for Chicago Public School students, as a part of The Lincoln Project
– Leads playwriting workshops, working with students to create original 10-minute plays
– Coaches student authors to perform their own work, culminating in a final exhibition production


Teaching Artist, Improv Playhouse    June 2016 – September 2017
– Wrote and taught original curriculum for:
          Beginning Improvisation: Adults (18+), 2-hour Class
          Advanced Improvisation: Adults (18+), 2-hour Class
          Beginning Improvisation: Juniors (8-12), 90-minute class
          Beginning Improvisation: Teens (13-17), 6-hour class
          Intermediate Improvisation: Teens (13-17), 6-hour class
          Filmmaking: Teens (13-17), 6-hour class
          Filmmaking: Juniors (8-12), 6-hour class
– Coached Improv Ensembles, culminating in final performances, at following levels:
            Juniors (8-12)
            Teens (13-17)


Facilitator, Rooted Self Expression Center     May 2014 – May 2016
– Wrote curriculums for Acting/Improvisation, Visual Art, Creative Writing, Movement, Storytelling, & Voice
– Taught 60 & 90-minute classes to adults, 18+
– Filmed and edited marketing videos for Center; filmed live events
– Wrote monthly blog posts


Director, Steve & Kate’s Summer Camp     April 2015 – August 2015
– Oversaw 22 person staff, and camp site for 150+ daily campers
– Scheduled summer activities, special performances, and day-to-day logistics
– Coordinated marketing events during the school year to increase awareness of camp


Lead Instructor, Chicago Performing Arts Academy     November 2014 – April 2015 
– Oversaw education of students age 6-12, 13-17, & 18+ in the divisions of Voice, Acting, Modeling
– Coordinated and MC’d monthly graduation ceremonies
– Regularly restructured curriculums for Voice, Acting, & Modeling (30 hours each)
– Oversaw audition process for incoming students, and orientation process for parents and students


Educational Coordinator, Chicago Performing Arts Academy     July 2013 – April 2015
– Selected and trained teachers for Midwest locations, including Milwaukee, St. Louis, & Des Moines
– Corresponded with teachers, parents, students, and potential students to aid in communication and illuminate aspects of the academy’s central mission


Instructor, Chicago Performing Arts Academy     July 2012 – April 2015
– Created curriculums for Acting Technique, Voiceover Acting, On-Camera Acting, & Modeling
– Taught age groups 6-12, 13-17, & 18+ in 4-hour & 3-hour classes


Co-Founder/ Executive Director, The Island Theatre Company     November 2009 – January 2014
– Co-led 2 month performance workshop exploring European and Asian acting methods
– Created and coordinated 5 community outreach projects, in Chicago and Augsburg, Germany


Teaching Artist, Redmoon Theater     Sept – Oct 2011      
– Worked with 45 students, ages 11-16, to write and perform 15 original pieces at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum


Instructor, Thriving Minds, Carver Elementary – Dallas, TX     June – August 2009
– Taught original courses in acting, writing, & puppetry to students age 7-13
– Coordinated weekly talent showcases and end of summer graduation performances
– Completed 3-week instructor-training program


Instructor, Big Thought – Dallas, TX     June – August 2008
– Taught original courses in acting and writing to students age 7-13 & 13-17
– Directed 2-hour play performance written and performed by students
– Completed 3-week instructor-training program


Instructor, Aim High – St. Louis, MO     June – August 2006/2007  
– Taught original courses in drama and writing to students age 11-17
– Directed end of summer graduation performances


SPECIAL SKILLS
Trained in Meisner, Hagen, Donnellan, & Stanislavski acting technique
On-camera, theatrical, & voiceover acting
Skilled in the business of acting, including auditioning and organizing resumes, reels, headshots, social media, and websites
Improvisation, playwriting, puppetry, and dialect work
Conversational Spanish
Beginning German
Video Editing & Videography
First Aid & CPR certified

TRAINING & EDUCATION
Second City Training Center: Improvisation Level A-E
Brooklyn Arts Exchange: The Comic Performer: Clown I
Northwestern University: Clown Performance Workshop, Paola Colleto
Rumble Arts Center: International Acting Technique Workshop, The Island Theatre Company
Redmoon Theater: Shadow Puppetry Intensive, Frank Maugeri, Jim Lasko
Big Thought: Teaching Artist Training, Lisa Schmidt
Southern Methodist University: Teaching Artist Workshop, Eric Booth
Southern Methodist University: Solo Performance Workshop, Tim Miller
Southern Methodist University: B.F.A. Theater Studies, Directing & Playwriting