Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist Experience:

Georgia Renaissance Festival Educational Outreach – 2018-Present
Student Day Lecturer on Shakespeare , Tudor fashion history, Henry VIII, and renaissance dance.

Guest Speaker- Georgia Cyber Academy 2019 & 2020

Guest Speaker- Hurly Burly Shakespeare Show – 2019

Teaching Artist- Compass Shakespeare Ensemble – 2015-2016

Education Assistant- Great River Shakespeare Festival – 2013-2015
(Annual Engagement)

Guest Lecturer- Duluth Children’s Theater – 2015

Guest Lecturer- University of Virginia – 2014

Pre-Show Lecturer- American Shakespeare Center – 2014
Presented pre-show lecture on Every Man In His Humor

Teaching Artist- VSA Iowa – 2013
Worked as performance and teaching artist for at-risk youth and students with significant mental health diagnoses, physical disabilities and behavioral disorders in a rotating six-week in classroom placement.

Guest Artist: WVIK Art Talks 2011 & 2012
Spoke on Titus Andronicus and Antigone at local NPR affiliate. Listen here

Lunchtime Lecture- One State Together In the Arts (Illinois Arts Council) – 2013
“Shakespeare and our Community”.

Workshop Leader- Circa 21 Dinner Theatre- 2010-2014 (Annual Engagement)

Educational Outreach Coordinator –Prenzie Players
Facilitated the public performances post –show talk backs and worked to coordinate workshops, guest artist appearances and implemented “college night”, as well as a number of community outreach events.

Western Illinois University Macomb- 2012
Guest Lecturer on Shakespeare in Performance. Viewed and offered feedback on direction and performance of student scene showcase. Met with students to discuss character study and scene work, as well as provided a general lecture on performance technique.

Western Illinois University Quad Cities- 2011-2012
Guest Lecturer,  Hamlet and Titus Andronicus in respective years.

Bettendorf Public Library 
Family Week of Learning guest lecturer “Shakespeare is for everyone”.

Rock Island Public Library
Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration guest artist.

Davenport Junior Theatre
Instructor, Beginning Broadway & Shakespeare.

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Guest lecturer  Communication through Shakespeare. Provided guest lecture series that highlighted a number of Shakespeare’s plays as per their required course load, integrated patient-doctor communication techniques through textual analysis and descriptor work.

Quad City Girl Scouts
Guest artist for “Unique Careers day”, Guest lecturer– Shakespeare, Guest lecturer– Teaching Shakespeare in the Classroom.

Rockridge High School
Guest Lecturer– Hamlet.

Madison Elementary-
Shakespeare for Schoolkids

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Guest artist, Shakespeare in Performance

Quad City Arts Festival
Guest artist.

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