Teaching Artist
I have always had the ability to break down process into easy-to-understand bits of information. Each artist must experience their own journey and the process is as important as the destination, if not more so. I love to help people along their path and help them discover the process that will direct them down their unique road of creativity. 

Let me know if you would like a traveling partner for this part of your journey. I’d be delighted to offer you any guidance that my experience has qualified me to give.
 

Acting Coach
Classes
Experience
Training
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Acting Coach

Applying my 35+  years of professional acting experience to teaching a wide variety of acting techniques that will be useful for a career in acting, as well as many other fields

Experience

Acting Instructor
Sept. 2015 to present
Park Cities Studios - TX
  • Teaching acting, singing, and fine arts (ages from 3 - 17)
  • Classes Taught: Morning Arts Conservatory (MAC), Intro to Acting, TDC Singing & Acting (I & II)
Acting Instructor
Sept. 2014 to present
Dallas Children's Theatre - TX
  • Directed 5th graders in self-written short plays for summer RAWR in four DISD schools
  • Taught weekly drama class for first graders at Preston Hollow Presbyterian School 
  • Taught after-school drama class at Lake Highlands Elementary School for 2014-2016 
Acting Instructor
Sept. 2005 to June 2014
Regional Center for the Arts - CT
  • Taught High School Students a variety of classes including Musical Theatre, Improvisation, Acting for the Camera, and Video Production
  • Videographer for school productions in Dance, Theatre, Musical Theatre and Music Ensemble
  • Director of “Night of Improv” show every year
  • Summer Camp 2007 taught Acting and produced an original play written and performed by Middle School students
Acting Instructor
Sept. 2012 to June 2013
Music Theatre of Connecticut - CT
  • Taught Intermediate Musical Theatre to 5th and 6th graders culminating in a showcase performance
Guest Teaching Artist
2009 to 2013
Westport Country Playhouse - CT
  • Designed and taught Creative Dramatic activities to enhance a variety of Children’s Theatre Productions working with as many as 40 children for 45 minutes prior to the production they were attending
Acting Instructor 
Sept. 2003 to July 2006
Playhouse on the Green - CT
  • Summer Camp - Broadway Babes, Musical Theatre camp where I led a team of 3 teachers working with children ages six through ten, taught the acting block and directed a showcase production
  • Summer Camp – Broadway Bound, Musical Theatre camp where I taught the acting block
  • Saturday Academy – Theatre Games for 1st – 4th graders
     
Acting Instructor
Sept. 2004 to June 2005
Performing Arts Center of CT 
  • Developed curriculum and taught an “Actors Workshop” for teens using improvisation, scene work and monologues focusing on process
  • Designed the curriculum and taught a “Musical Theatre Cabaret” class working with children ages six through ten focusing on singing, dancing and acting
Creative Director
1994 to 2014
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church - CT
  • Wrote and directed the yearly Christmas Pageant with over 100 children ages 3 to 17
  • Directed the yearly concert reading of The Passion of Christ
  • Scripted and directed special appearances of liturgical characters performed by student actors including St. Francis, the 3 Kings and St. Nicolas

Training

  • Private Voice with Steve Sweetland, NY
  • Acting with John Strasberg at Mirror Repertory, NY
  • Acting with Curt Dempster at Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY
  • Improvisation at Chicago City Limits
  • Acting with Gene Frankel at The Gene Frankel Theatre, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama from The University of Texas at Austin
     

Professional Memberships