Freelance director, teaching artist, performer ,
Theater Director, actor, educator, and facilitator in the Denver‑Boulder area, working with communities in wide spectrum of settings, including non‑profit/community‑based organizations, higher education, traditional classrooms (grades K‑12) and commercial theater.
Work includes devised playwriting, community building, commercial/educational theater (both as a director and actor), community‑based and social justice‑focused arts and art therapy, music education, as well as the recent co-founding of a new arts-in-public health nonprofit organization (Dandelion Arts Collective), where we utliize performing arts practices to promote and advance public/health equity.
Performing Arts Specialist,
Developed and implemented a comprehensive, inclusive IB performing arts curriculum
with grades K‐8 in a full‐time classroom setting, using culturally responsive and
anti‐racist pedagogy, with a population of gifted and non‐traditional learners.
Foundational music theory, music history, beginning instrumental exploration, aural skills, healthy vocal singing technique, and solfege
Basic theater/acting skills, ensemble‐building, improvisation, and theater/musical theater history.
Co‐creation of a dance unit with a local dance educator, that included foundationalelements of dance, dance history, global dance styles and movement/choreography exploration.
Direction of grade‐specific cumulative performances
Director of Voice & Theatrical Education,
Parlando School of Musical Arts
Managed voice and theatrical faculty (including recruitment and hiring) as well asdirector/choreographer of annual student musical production as well as building related curricula and programming.
Devised and led theatrical skills classes, including improvisation, storytelling,choreography and movement, music, and puppetry with children and young people, ages 0‐18.
Assisted in developing and implementing community‐based arts programming in schools and community centers in the Boulder County area, including: drama therapy and creative play classes with FRIENDS of Broomfield, Boulder CountyHousing Project, BVSD, Boulder Prep, and an ongoing annual play-building partnership with Imagine! of Lafayette, wherein an original play is co‐devised, staged, and performed with participants living with disabilities.
Worked closely with Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and private donors tosecure funding and grants, and to build programming that supports the companymission and vision, which is to provide music and the arts for all ages and abilities.
Metropolitan State University
Assistant director/choreographer to Prof. Gene. B. Roberts on productions of The Merry Widow (2015), Le Nozze di Figaro (2016), Luisa Fernanda (2019), Die Fledermaus (2022), and various Opera Scenes programs. Currently in production on Hansel and Gretel (Dec. 2023).
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Facilitated, created, and directed original work with children and youth ages 5‑17, including improvisation, storytelling, choreography and movement, music, and puppetry.
Getting Through April
Into the Woods
Urban Cowboy: the Musical
Holly Jolly Christmas
The Show at Showboat Casino
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Lina... original cast, written/composed by Elle Tyler, The Dairy Arts Center 2020-present
The Witch...Parlando School of Musical Arts Faculty Concert, Boulder, 2019
Cleonice... Ignite Theatre at the Aurora Fox, Denver, 2013
Betty/Aunt Corene u/s... 1st National Tour, 2007
Ensemble... Prather Family Dinner Theaters (AZ), 2006
Ensemble... Prather Family Dinner Theaters (PA/AZ), 2006
Frenchy... Theatre L'Homme Dieu (MN), 2004
Prinicipal Vocalist... Farrington Productions, Atlantic City, NJ 2009-2010
Prinicipal Vocalist... NCL Productions, Hawaii and Bahamas, 2007-2010
Institute for Sex Education and Enlightenment |
Certification in Holistic Sex Education
Currently pursuing a two‑year certification program in holistic sex education with as well as coursework in intimacy coordination and consent‑based education practices for use in the classroom.
2035 - 2035
The City University of NY | MA, Applied Theatre
Applied Theatre uses theatre as a medium for education, community development, and the pursuit of social justice. Applied Theatre involves the use of theatre and drama in a wide variety of nontraditional contexts and venues, such as in teaching, the justice system, health care, the political arena, community development, museums, and social service agencies. Through this program, I had the opportunity to implement applied theater across a broad spectrum of ages and abilities, including devising and performing an original interactive storytelling piece for kindergarten students in the New York City area in conjunction with the Creative Arts Teamʼs Early Learning Through the Arts program. I served as an apprentice/assistant director to the Creative Arts Teamʼs Youth Theatre program. I worked with long‑term care facilities to create documentary theater with senior citizens. My thesis work involved community‑based workshops with adult English‑language learners participating in the YMCA of Staten Islandʼs New Americans Welcome Center in partnership with The Broadway League.
University of Colorado, Boulder | BFA,Theatre Performance
I trained as an actor/performer in this audition‑based studio program in multiple styles, including classical, Shakespeare, Realism, Absurdism, Musical Theatre, directing, and technical studies, with a minor in Dance. Studied voice with Ellen Mueller and Prof. Curt Peterson.
Boulder Voices for Children
Court Appointed Special Advocate, 2020-2022
Served as Court‑Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for young people in the foster care system.