Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Teaching Artist: 1999- Present
Conduct workshops and residencies working with students, teachers and community organizations to generate poetry, plays, and creative
movement through a variety of different projects. I am currently rostered with the StART Something (York, Pennsylvania) partnership for Poetry and Interdisciplinary arts. Awarded 2011 Teaching Artist of the Year Award for the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. Trained through the Teacher-Artist Partnerships Institute to help educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators create and run successful arts residencies. Extensive training in a variety of teaching modalities. Recently completed training with Elders Share the Arts, the National Center for Creative Aging, and TimeSlips, to conduct workshops and residencies with elders and those living with dementia and Alzheimers.
Acts of Jennius
Create and perform solo performances for stage and strolling entertainment. Design and choreograph group performances,
stage and street variety shows. Create and promote social circus events, creative writing and movement workshops, and classes. Certified BodyHoops fitness instructor.
Paper Kite Press
Design and edit full-length collections of poetry for small press. Arranged and produced many workshops and a regular reading series with out-of-state artists, writers, and performers from 2005-2009 when the press also had a gallery and performing arts space.
Designed print promotional materials for a variety of businesses. Worked with hospice patients in interviews, and created collections of their life stories designed specifically to the individual.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Luzerne County Community College
Training in a variety of teaching methods through workshops given for rostered teaching artists.
Hoop fitness teacher training.
NY School of Burlesque
Hooping, dance, act development.
National Center for Creative Aging
Teacher training for creative aging programming and caregiving program.
Movement Theatre Studio NYC
Movement theatre classes.
Elders Share the Arts
Teacher training for creative aging programming.
Nose To Nose of North America
Training in clowning technique.
Facilitator training for storytelling with people living with
dementia and Alzheimer's.