TEACHING

ARTIST

Reflecting on my experiences so far in the world of theatre arts, it is obvious how important it was for me to take workshops, to be taken under a wing of a mentor, to have a fresh eye review my work, to have those “Ah ha!” moments, to be reinvigorated when I have felt uninspired or unmotivated, and to take on new challenges. It is also clear to me how much I wish to give that back to the arts community— to provide these experiences to developing artists!

 

I’m excited to offer individual and group workshops aiming to help actors discover, or re-discover, what they need— stocking their toolbox and sharpening their skills through exploring the connection of mind and body. My focus is to highlight the importance of presence, awareness, listening, and compassion whether we are working through Shakespeare or contemporary works, or exploring physical relationships to our immediate environment and examining how we hold space in the world. 

 

In my experience, one aspect that I have become keenly aware of is that all artists, all people, have different ways of learning. I have made it my earnest intent to meet each individual where they are so that we may work together to build up! Ultimately, I hope to challenge my students to be open to their experiences and to embrace vulnerability. 

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