With an Ohio teaching license in the Career Technical Pathway of Performing Arts, my teaching philosophy is rooted in giving students practical skills that are founded on theoretical concepts of performance and anti-racism. I have taught and developed curricula for classes in improvisational comedy, devising theater, theater history, script analysis, acting, dramaturgy, and contemporary rep.
Here's an interview I did about my Tactical Acting class for Impro Theatre in Los Angeles.
Part of my teaching philosophy revolves around having content that is as diverse as the students learning it.
In this picture, I'm using a visual diagram to outline for elementary students the different stage directions. This lesson is then reinforced kinesthetically through an exercise that physically leads students through the playing space.
Leading a group of adult learners through a voice warm up. This lesson always begins with a brief scientific explanation of the breathing apparatus and the alignment of the spine.
It was my pleasure and honor to teach at the school I graduated from, the Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts. The only K-12 arts program in the United States, students concentrate in an artistic major beginning in the 4th grade.