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Teaching Resume

Objective: To obtain an instructional position that will allow me to share my professional experience and knowledge of
theatre in order to enhance the student’s interest and skill in the performing arts.

Skills Acquired:

• Highly organized
• Excellent mediator
• Works well under pressure
• Good communication skills
• Knowledge of the performing arts industry (acquiring performing jobs etc.)
• Extensive experience in music and dance
• Experienced in the Stanislavski Acting Technique
• Versed in Linklater, Skinner and IPA
• Ability to create a comfortable atmosphere which inspires personal creativity while maintaining classroom etiquette.

Teaching Experience:

Georgia Perimeter College Dunwoody, GA Fall 2002-Present

• Currently teaching classes in introduction to theatre as well as beginning acting
• Created an organized approach to the Stanislavski Acting Technique using the provided texts
• Uses personal experience and supportive materials to expose students to a variety of theatre genres and
• Exposes students to theatre history as well as performance and production
• Uses experience in dance and voice to create good warm-up habits and create well rounded performers
• Selected material for scene study
• Worked with students on scene preparation
• Inspires students who are not theatre majors to use the information covered to enhance other areas of their lives
and to create good discipline and study habits

7 Stages Theatre Co. Youth Program Atlanta, GA Summer 03, 04, 05
• Coached students on monologues
• Primary Voice and Movement Instructor
• Worked with students on scene preparation
• Helped coordinate students in an original production piece

Priceless Performers Academy of Arts Norcross, GA 2004-Present
• Tap Dance Instructor for ages 7-adults
• Worked with company tap dancers for Special Events IE Disney & Festival of Trees
• Developed the musical theatre program (Direction, Choreography, & Musical Direction)
• Served as advisor and instructor for recital production number
• Helped with recital lighting and tech
• Main Acting and Vocal Coach

The Studio Atlanta Dance Atlanta, GA 2004- Present
• Instructor for the Adult Tap classes
• Tap instructor for the Evening at Emory Program

Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL Fall 1998-Spring 1999
• Created an organized approach to the Stanislavski Acting Technique
• Guided students through improvisations and acting exercises
• Utilized experience in Voice and Dance to create good warm-up habits
• Selected material for scene study
• Worked with students on scene preparation
• Introduced students to character analysis and scoring

Mark Country Day School Bay Shore, NY Summer 1989, 90, 91
• Dance Instructor Pre-K-Ninth Grade
• Director for Parents Day Talent Recital (a theme musical production of my creation)
• Selected material for performance
• Responsible for costuming and scenery
• Choreographed over 30 routines
• Acted as supervisor on special event days

High Point Center for Dance and Performing Arts High Point, NC September 1988-1992.
• Primary Tap Dance Instructor (Beginner-Advanced)
• Worked with students in classes and private tutorials
• Choreographed recital pieces for the musicals Annie, Mary Poppins, Wizard of Oz and Songs from Cats.

June Claire School of Dance Babylon, NY 1987, 1988
• Student teacher for beginner through intermediate tap
• Kept class roll
• Notated choreography
• Coached students individually
• Covered classes when teacher was ill

Directing & Choreography:

• Directed Suppressed Desires by Susan Glaspell- High Point University One Acts Festival 1991.
• Choreographed Godspell directed by Ron Law- High Point University Tower Players.
• Choreographed The American Clock directed by Ron Law- High Point University Tower Players.
• Created, produced and performed in Happiness Is… a one-person show- Florida Atlantic University Graduate
Repertory Production.


Related Experience:

• Guest Artist for Royal Palm Players’ production of Boca Grande: The Soap, 2004
• Guest Artist/Lecturer at Plantation High School (coaching scenes, monologues and musical routines for district
competition, 1999.)
• Substitute teacher in the Palm Beach County School System, 1999-2000
• Participated in post- production lectures and discussions for Pope Theatre Co.’s educational tour, Marathon.
• Participated in post-production lectures and discussions for Patchwork Players Touring Children’s Theatre.
• Guest Artist in Florida Atlantic University’s stage management class under the guidance of Paul Sargent.
• Graduate Teaching Assistant in Florida Atlantic University’s Theatre Appreciation class.
• Assistant to the manager of group sales and box office of Musicana Supper Club, Boca Raton, FL 1994-1995.


• MFA Acting May, 2000 Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
• BA Theatre May, 1992 Summa Cum Laude. High Point University, High Point, NC
• Bay Shore High School June, 1988 With Honors. Bay Shore, NY
• Dance & Voice Various Dance and Voice instruction available on performance resume.


• Eligible to join Actors Equity Association- The national union for professional actors.
• Alpha Psi Omega- Theatre Honor Society
• Alpha Chi- National College Honor Scholarship Society
• The Order of the Lighted Lamp- Inducted for academic excellence
• Who’s Who Among College Students 90-91
• Jessica Fogle Scholarship honoring outstanding achievement in both theatre and music 1991.
• High Point University Junior Marshall for outstanding academic achievement
• High Point University Chapel Choir Scholarship
• High Point University Dean’s List 1988-1992
• High Point University Presidential Scholar
• New York Regents Scholar
• Who’s Who Among High School Students 87-88
• Florida Atlantic University Graduate Assistantship & Academic Fee Waiver.

Excellent references available by request.