As an arts educator, I have had the immense privilege of acting as a guest lecturer, director, and choreographer for multiple schools that are part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama including Rambert School of Ballet and Modern Dance, the National Center for Circus Arts, Bristol Old Vic, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After returning to the US in 2018, I began leading workshops in musical theatre, physical theatre, devising, and auditioning. After working as an Assistant Director and Movement Specialist with Salt Lake Community College on a production of "The Love For Three Oranges", I produced an original physical theatre piece entitled "On This Eve". This was a collaborative devised piece starring two of my students, Tyler Fox and Whitney Black. In the summer of 2019 I was hired as the Director of Theatre at Western Nebraska Community College. 

It was during my time at WNCC ( position held 2019-2021), and amid the current global crisis, that I was able to creatively explore new ways to teach performance, and produce an entire virtual season of outstanding shows (with an emphasis on original work). I believe that art can continue to be shared and stories can be written and rewritten for a time when we can safely come together to bring them to life. The virtual productions produced during this period included William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', 'Riptides' by Therese Ramstedt and 'Night Witches' by Christy Frederickson. 


I am currently earning my MFA in Performance from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Already in my first year I have directed three productions, including 'Lungs' by Duncan Macmillan, 'Pochsy's Lips' by Karen Hines, and William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing', and have performed as Marie-Antoinette in 'The Revolutionists', ensemble in 'All Shook Up'. This spring I will be playing the role Mrs. Jennings in the SCAD production of 'Sense and Sensibility', where I am also acting as the Movement Captain and Dialect Coach.


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