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As an artist and educator, my goal is for students to find the freedom to pursue creative exploration in my classroom. This requires self-reflection, curiosity and collaboration. In order to engage students in this way, I foster an environment that supports artistic risk grounded in intellectual rigor.

I teach the way that I direct theatre. First, I create an environment that sets up clear expectations. Second, I bring enthusiasm and energy in spades while leaving ego at the door. Third, I foster and support the specific needs of the room. I create a learning environment where, as the teacher, I can set up opportunities for discoveries.

Teaching Credits:

  • Assistant Senior Instructional Professor and Director of Performance, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Chicago, current

  • Part-Time Lecturer, University of Chicago, 2012-2022

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Northwestern University, 2009-2021

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Loyola University, 2015-2022

  • Professional Workshops for actors with Acting Studio Chicago (scene study) & Gray Talent Agency (non-traditional auditions), 2017-present

  • Director of Arts Education, Northlight Theatre, Skokie, IL, 2007-2012

  • Directing, Movement, Commedia dell’ Arte, Physical Comedy, Chicago High School for the Arts, 2011-2013 

  • Voice & Movement, Acting, Biomechanics; National High School Institute, Northwestern, 2006-2011, 2013 - 2016



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