ARTS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Lead Teaching Artist (Side x Side) arts integration specialist/consultant, teacher trainer in low-income elementary schools in Portland, Maine (2014 – present).

Lecturer, Department of Theater & Dance @ Bates College: Playwriting, Performance Art, and Teach, Tour, Perform (2008 - present). Bowdoin College: Performance Art, Playwriting, Improvisation, Women in Performance, Making Theater (1993 – 2008).

Ovations Offstage Director (Portland Ovations), designed/managed all non-performance activities including artists residencies, master classes and workshops, and pre-performance lectures (2011 – 2015).

Integrated Arts Educator, collaborating with classroom teachers and students to create performances based on classroom studies. Sponsors include: Maine Arts Commission, New England Touring Program, New Hampshire Rural Arts Program.

Teacher Trainer leading workshops/professional development courses in using the arts to teach all subjects (1980 - present).

Museum Educator, using performance to study works of art:  Sackler Museum (Harvard University) Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME) Rose Art Museum (Brandeis University) Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)

Adjunct Graduate School Faculty, Harvard University Graduate School of Education (1998 - 1999), University of Southern Maine (2000 - present).


TEACHING AWARD

Maine Alliance for Art Education’s 2007 Bill Bonyun Award (artist/educator making a statewide contribution to the arts in Maine schools)

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

Harvard University Graduate School of Education Ed. M. (Arts in Education Concentration)

Antioch College, BA (Elementary Education/Ohio Teaching Certification): Current Maine K - 8 Certification

ARTIST RESIDENCY

Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Lovell, Maine Poetry residencies (2017 & 2018) 


Examples of COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE PROJECTS with modern dance company Berg, Jones & Sarvis (1985- present) and:

Stu Kestenbaum, Poet Laureate of Maine – commissioned by Opera House Arts, Stonington, ME: House of Thanksgiving

Kate Beck, painter – Portland Museum of Art: 100 Drawings/100 Gestures

David Pence sound design - New Dance Studio, Portland, ME: Close Calls

Alan Bray, painter & Chris Moore, musician - East Sangerville & Portland, ME: Glacial Drift

Anne Carlson & Benoit Bourque - commissioned by Portland Performing Arts, Portland, ME: Ragout D’Pattes de Cochon

Off Center Artists Collective, performance artists - Off Center Theatre, Tampa, FL: Get Your Snow Shovel Out of My Cabana

Susan Foster, Susan Rose and Marta Savigliano, choreographers/dance faculty - University of California, Riverside: Matter out of Place

Jonathan Lunn, assistant director of London Contemporary Dance Theatre - Portland, ME: In Other Words

Danny McCusker, dancer/choreographer: Mixing With and Changing To

Debra Wanner, NYC choreographer: The Sorter and The Heart