TEACHING

I teach in a variety of environments and program structures. 

Whether integrating my multiple backgrounds or specializing as an instructor or coach of a particular discipline, I endeavor to create an inclusive space that fosters possibility.

I meet each student where they are while creating opportunities for students to surprise themselves and one another in a cumulative process of mutual encouragement, prompting, listening, and attuned response.  

In my teaching work with groups and individuals of all ages, I aim to create spaces for discovery, connection, growth, empathy and creative expansion.

  Pictured after teaching an open-level yoga class at The Shala in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.  (Photography: Chioke Nassor)

Pictured after teaching an open-level yoga class at The Shala in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.  (Photography: Chioke Nassor)

YOGA, MEDITATION
& QI GONG
 

As a yoga teacher and apprentice to Annie Piper, I specialize in trauma-informed practices as well as yoga, meditation and qi gong for actors.  Annie and I study qi gong with NYC-based teacher, Thomas Droge.  I have assisted Annie at Yale School of Drama and around NYC for over three years.

Prior to beginning my MFA training at Rutgers, I taught yoga and meditation for three years in numerous settings in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as at retreat destinations outside of the city.

I continue to teach classes and work with students one-on-one when on break from graduate school, and I look forward to returning to a more consistent and sustained teaching schedule in 2020.

  Students from Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory, ready for their culminating Cabaret.    (Photography: RSAC 2018)

Students from Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory, ready for their culminating Cabaret.  (Photography: RSAC 2018)

VOICE WORK, DIALECT COACHING & SINGING FOR THE ACTOR
 

In February 2018, I served as the dialect coach for New Milford High School's production of Mary Poppins, coaching the students in a number of dialects, including RP, Cockney, Estuary, German and Russian.

In July 2018, I joined the faculty of Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory (RSAC), a 4-week residential conservatory intensive for high school actors.  I taught "Singing for Actors" for 36 students.  We worked on bringing all of the specificity, imagination, and freedom they found in their acting to a solo song of their choice.  Our class was a lab in which to explore the integration of voice, speech, movement and acting by way of song.  

  Pre-show for coLAB Arts' 48-Hour Musicals, inspired by stories from local advocacy organizations. (Photography: coLAB Arts.)

Pre-show for coLAB Arts' 48-Hour Musicals, inspired by stories from local advocacy organizations. (Photography: coLAB Arts.)

COLLABORATIVE
THEATER-MAKING
 

With coLAB Arts, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Powerhouse Theater, and Trinity LaMaMa, I have variously taught, mentored, and guided workshops for young theater makers with a focus on the dynamics of collaboration and the development of new work.