RESUME

Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, IL, Assistant Teaching Artist                                                                                       Aug 2020- present

  • Conducted Bridge Residency Program workshops for Steppenwolf for Young Adults productions

  • Demonstrated and fostered the Aesthetic Education capacities for 15-30 high school students 

 

Storycatchers Theatre, Chicago, IL, Teaching Artist/Actor                                                                                             Sept 2019- present

  • Mentoring, teaching, and performing alongside 20 incarcerated youth ages 13-21 

  • Facilitating devised Musical Theater sessions to be performed by youth in-person and via WebEx

 

Northlight Theatre, Chicago, IL, Teaching Artist                                                                                                             Sept 2019-present

  • Delivering Speak Up! residencies to students in 4th, 9th, and 11th grades in-person and via Zoom

  • Collaborating and remodeling new curriculum and activities via the Speak Up! Committee

 

Chicago Children’s Theatre, Teaching Artist                                                                                                                     Oct 2019- present

  • Teaching 15 students ages 5-10 Improv workshops in-person and via Zoom

  • Recorded virtual lessons for students ages 5-10 throughout COVID-19

 

After School Matters: Beidler Elementary School, Chicago, IL, Teaching Artist                                                           Feb 2017- present

  • Crafting theater foundations, poetry, and storytelling lessons for students ages 5-13 in-person and via Google Classroom

  • Recording, editing, and producing Anasi the Spider AudioDrama for students during COVID-19

  • Facilitating movement, visual arts and crafts, and outdoor education activities

 

Adventure Stage Chicago, Teaching Artist                                                                                                                         Jan- March 2019

  • Implemented Neighborhood Bridges devised curriculum with 30 5th grade students

 

Compass Creative Dramatics, Chicago, IL, Touring Experienced Teaching Artist                                                         Feb- Aug 2019

  • Taught, directed, and performed 19 performances of the musical, Jumping Jacks & The Beanstalk alongside 75 students ages 6-19

  • Taught Dramaturgy, Musical Theater Dance, Clowning, and Collaboraction workshops weekly 

  • Toured to multiple states, maintained administrative work and technical aspects of the show

 

Collaboraction Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, Deviser/Teaching Artist                                                                       Feb- May 2018

  • Facilitated 20 underserved youth ages 14-19 to create original social justice performance pieces for                                                    Afterschool Matters program, led acting warmups and devising exercises with students

 

First Stage Children’s Theater, Milwaukee, WI, Lead Teacher                                                                                      June- Aug 2017-2018

  • Developed original storytelling & improvisation curriculum for Kluge Elementary CLC Program

  • Facilitated field trips & taught multiple classrooms for 80 underprivileged youth ages 6-14

  • Devised theatrical performances of Anansi and The Spider based on storytelling lesson plans

 

Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Teaching Artist, Receptionist                                                                                        Sept 2014- Sept 2018

  • Lead devising, poetry, and theater literacy workshops for various public elementary- high schools

  • Answered the phone, organized documents, performed clerical and administrative duties

 

A&C Children’s Ministries, Milwaukee, WI, Founder & Instructor                                                                                  Nov 2006- Aug 2016

  • Administered and developed original Vacation Bible School curriculum based on Biblical stories

  • Taught & mentored 25 underserved youth ages 4-13 in theater, crafts, and outdoor education

 

Optimist Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, Teaching Artist                                                                                                            May- Aug 2016

  • Wrote & taught Julius Caesar historical context and leadership workshops to 30 summer Pre-College students

  • Oversaw house management tasks, including customer service duties at Shakespeare in the Park

 

African American Children's Theater, Milwaukee, WI, Teaching Artist                                                                           Sept 2013- Sept 2016

  • Developed & taught theater foundations curriculum to 30 underserved students ages 7-14

  • Devised and performed alongside underprivileged youth in professional productions

 

Imago Dei Church, Milwaukee, WI, Children’s Ministry Intern                                                                                        Sept 2014- Sept 2015

  • Developed and taught Biblical education curriculum for a new program for 30 students ages 3-12

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