RESUME

 
Teaching Experience
Community School of the Arts (Fort Smith, AR)
Winter 2018 - Present
Director of Theatre Programing
  • Director of the Youth Theatre Company (Grades 7-12)

  • Director/Choreographer of the Children's Theatre Company (Grades 3-6)

  • Created the Preschool Drama Class (ages 3-5 years)

    • Dance.Laugh.Learn curriculum for NYC metro area​
  • Created the Kids Theatre Company (Grades K-2)​
  • Created "Lights Camera Action! Storytime" at the Fort Smith Public Library

  • Director of the 2018 Teen Musical Theatre and Broadway Babies Camps

  • Taught  Drama Homeschool Connection classes for ages 5-12

  • Stage Managed the Youth Theate Company's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast

  • Drama Outreach Classes at:

    • Future School of Fort Smith (Grades 10-12)​

    • FAITH Homeschool Co-Op (PreK - High School)

    • Ballman Elementary School (Grades 3-6)

    • Harvest Time Academy (Grades 2-6)

Ocean Beach Youth Group (Fire Island, NY)
Summer 2017

Drama Director through Dance.Laugh.Learn

  • Taught 8 weeks of drama classes for 3-13 year olds

  • Directed High School Musical, JR with entire camp

  • Assisted with after camp activities such as Ice Cream Socials and the Last Chance Dance

  • Coordinated activities for “Rain Day Schedules” for 4-9 year olds

Dance.Laugh.Learn (Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY)
Fall 2016 - Winter 2018

Teaching Artist

  • Showkidz, Showkidz Junior, Hipkidz and YoBa classes for ages 3 months - 5 years

 

Fresh Theatre Arts (East Brunswick & Dunellen, NJ)
Fall - Winter 2016

Teaching Artist

  • Musical Theatre Workshops for ages 7 - 15

  • Directed The Jungle Book Kids to homeschool co-op for ages 8 - 15

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Academy of the Arts (Fort Smith, AR)
Fall 2010 - Summer 2016

Director / Teaching Artist

  • Directed 32 musicals, assistant directed 2 musicals

  • Taught Acting and Musical Theatre Workshop classes for grades K - 12

  • Coordinated and ran week-long summer camps for grades K - 12

  • Outreach Program: Taught Acting / Musical Theatre at Sutton Elementary Public School and First Lutheran Private School (after-school classes) for grades 3 - 6

Bokoshe Public Schools (Bokoshe, OK)
Summer 2011, Winter 2012

Teaching Artist

  • Coordinated and ran two-week Summer Musical Theatre Showcase for grades PreK - 6

  • Coordinated and directed the Christmas Showcase for grades K - 6

Ozark Actors Theatre (Rolla, MO)
Summer 2009

Teaching Artist

  • Coordinated and ran 3 separate week-long Summer Drama Camps for grades 2 - 8

Peter Pan Players (Shreveport, LA)
Fall - Winter 2008

Intern

  • Assisted with weekly after-school Drama classes

Young Actors Guild (Fort Smith, AR)
Summers 2007-2008

Intern

  • Assistant Directed and Stage Managed Summer Musicals (High School Musical & Annie JR)

  • Assisted with week-long Summer Drama Camps

Education

NYU Steinhardt, New York, NY 

(GPA: 4.0)

M.A. Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities, 2018 

Centenary College of Shreveport, LA 

(GPA: 3.24)

B.A. Theatre, 2010

Research Experience

New York University, M.A. Candidate, Fall 2016

Course in Methods and Materials of Research in Educational Theatre

  • Topic: The Effects of Drama: at the Preschool Through Middle School Level

Shrek the Musical
UAFS Academy of the Arts
(Spring 2014 )
The Little Mermaid, JR
UAFS Academy of the Arts
(Fall 2014)
Directing Experience
Directing Youth
  • High School Musical JR

    • Ocean Beach Youth Group, 2017

  • A Whole Latte 4-1-1

    • NYU Youth Ensemble, 2017

  • Disney's The Jungle Book Kids

    • Fresh Theatre Arts, 2016

  • Annie JR. (Assistant Director / Stage Manager)

    • Young Actors Guild, 2008

  • High School Musical (Assistant Director / Stage Manager)

    • Young Actors Guild, 2007

(2010-2016) University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Academy of the Arts Productions

( * ) denotes also choreographing ( + ) denotes also music directing

Grades 7 - 12

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • The Addams Family

  • Mary Poppins

  • The Sound of Music *

  • Dreamworks’ Shrek the Musical

  • Annie Get Your Gun

  • Singin’ in the Rain

  • Scrooge the Musical

  • Oklahoma!

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie JR

  • One Magic Moment (Assistant Director)

  • The Music Man JR (Assistant Director)

Grades 3 - 6

  • Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR *+

  • Disney’s Mulan JR

  • Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR *

  • Disney’s Peter Pan JR *

  • The Pirates of Penzance JR

  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR

  • Once Upon a Mattress G2K

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR

  • Disney’s High School Musical JR *+

  • Disney’s High School Musical 2 JR *+

  • Annie JR *+

  • Seussical the Musical JR *+

  • Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

Grades K - 2

  • Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids *+

  • Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids *+

  • Disney’s Aristocats Kids *+

  • Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids *+

  • A Year with Frog and Toad Kids *+

  • Disney’s Aladdin Kids *+

  • Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids *+

  • Disney’s Cinderella Kids *+

Directing College -- Adults
  • It's A Wonderful Life (Radio Show)

    • Fort Smith Little Theatre, 2013

  • A Wacky Tacky Christmas (Variety Show)​

    • Fort Smith Little Theatre, 2012

  • Step on a Crack

    • Centenary College Theatre, 2009

Scrooge the Musical
UAFS Academy of the Arts
(Fall 2012)
Seussical the Musical JR
UAFS Academy of the Arts
(Fall 2010)
Aladdin Kids
UAFS Academy of the Arts
(Fall 2013)
Honors & Involvement
  • Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway BootCamp Professional Development (2018)

  • Director of the Summer - Ocean Beach Youth Group (2017)

  • Outstanding Teacher Award for the UAFS Academy of the Arts  (2016 & 2011)

  • Nomination for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award (2015)

  • Broadway Teachers Workshop (2012)

 

  • University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Academy of the Arts - Board of Directors (July 2014 - July 2016)

  • Fort Smith Little Theatre - Board of Directors (January 2013 - January 2015)

    • Secretary (2015) and Hospitality Chair (2013)

  • Naturally Improvable -- Improv Troupe (2012-2014)

  • Alpha Psi Omega - Theatre Honors Fraternity (inducted May 2007)

    • President (2009 - 2010) and Secretary (2008 - 2009)

  • Chi Omega Fraternity (inducted January 2007)

 

National Youth Arts Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Director - The Addams Family (2016)

  • Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble - The Addams Family (2016)

  • Winner for Outstanding Ensemble - Disney’s Mary Poppins (2015)

  • Nomination for Outstanding Production - Disney’s Mary Poppins (2015)

  • Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble - Shrek the Musical (2014)

The Addams Family (Fall 2015)
UAFS Academy of the Arts
National Youth Arts Awards