that the most effective learning experiences are engaging and fun, so I strive to balance the content of my classes with a healthy dose of silliness. My teaching comes from a place of great joy. I enjoy discovering new and effective ways to exchange ideas with my students, and am constantly energized by seeing my students succeed as actors and as people. Acting is a practice. I strive for students to learn through diving into the work: immersing themselves in the material by getting on their feet and practicing each approach, not just talking about theories. I love theatre, music, and movement and am passionate belief in its value to the world. I love this work! This passion translates into creative & engaging lesson plans that are unique and personal to me. I believe that arts education is a necessary component in creating a more compassionate world, and its collaborative atmosphere creates a shared experience of belonging.