Starting as a child and having lived my entire adulthood in the arts, the most important truism I’ve learned: The only limitation is that of imagination.
Raised outside Chicago, I began acting and performing clown work at 12, doing every play my high school and later college chose to produce. Then I moved to Seattle and was involved in local fringe theatres including The Annex and NW Actors’ Studio for 6 years until, suddenly, a touring opportunity was offered with the renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre. Amazingly, I found myself crisscrossing all over the US and Canada, and then an overseas tour to South Korea, Japan, Hawaii and Guam bringing theatre to the world’s young!
Returning to Seattle radiating international inspiration, the next 4 years had me director of education at Stone Soup Theatre overseeing and vastly increasing audiences and student enrollment in roughly 60 productions and educational programs per years. Then yet another serendipitous opportunity presented itself: in 2010, I was invited by Charles Waxberg and the reputable Theatre9/12 to create and act as director of Y.E.S. at Theatre9/12, which would teach theatre to kids all over Seattle. In addition, I remain involved with Seattle professional theatre as Production Manager for Theatre9/12 hosted productions, and administrate the company Master Class.
Recently, after numerous inquires, I chose to expand my classroom work to offer private teaching. This way, I can tutor kids creativity and serve as a Creativity Counselor, if you will, with tailor-made lessons designed to ignite each young individual’s unique imagination, ingenuity, and artistry.
I feel incredibly lucky and blessed to be able to do something I love for so long, and even more to be able to share that joy with young actors.