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Education/Training

EDUCATION:

MFA- Lecoq Physical Theatre (2004)                                                                                                                                                                                          LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts), London, England/Boulder, CO                                                                               

1st Year: creation and use of masks exploration of elements, animals, materials and their human and theatrical counterparts, language of gesture, personage, trapeze, aerial dance and voice. 

2nd Year: storytelling languages, commedia dell’arte, greek chorus, tragedy, melodrama, clown, cabaret, butoh dance, acrobatics.  

The Pedagogic Journey: Advanced Teacher Training for Movement Theatre, Led by Giovanni Fusetti (2009)                                                                                            -3 month intensive training program designed specifically for Actor/Creators who have attended a  Lecoq based school and have teaching experience.

BFA- Theatre, Minor-Writing (2002)                                                                                                                                                                                                   Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA                                                                                                                                                                                        - graduated Summa Cum Laude  

The Pedagogic Journey: Advanced Teacher Training for Movement Theatre, Led by Giovanni Fusetti (2009)                                                                                            -3 month intensive training program designed specifically for Actor/Creators who have attended a  Lecoq based school and have teaching experience.

TRAININGS:             

Neighborhood Playhouse Acting Intensive Summer Program, NYC (2000)

Year Long Apprenticeship Training with Melissa Michaels, Boulder, CO (2006)                                                                                                                                          - 5-Rhythms dance and other forms of somatic re-sourcing and community building skills including non-violent  communication, shadow work and gender groups.      - 4 summers serving as a youth leader for Surfing the Creative Summer Camps

200 hr Yoga Alliance Certification with Lisa and Charles Matkin, NYC (2011-12)                                                                                                                                       -In-depth study of yoga asana, pranayama, ayurveda, anatomy, chakra systems and meditation.