I am a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, majoring in English and Theater. I also graduated from The National Shakespeare Conservatory's two-year actor training program, and studied acting at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and completed the Screenwriting program at New York University. Originally from the Cleveland area, I have been in New York for more than 20 years, working extensively in the entertainment and legal industries. I teach acting, voice, and movement to teens and adults, having worked at CUNY's York College in Queens, Manhattan's Breakthrough Studios, as well as private instruction. I did employee training and evaluation in the legal industry for 15 years, and currently provide contract services to companies upgrading their computer systems. While I tutor a broad range
of subjects, I am most passionate about acting and writing. People are more creative and expressive than they give themselves credit for, and I love helping a student of any age discover that they do, in fact, have what it takes for acting, public speaking, writing, or any other form of creative expression. My approach starts with what the student already knows, and then pushes her or him outside of the comfort zone to discover previously unrealized creativity. This approach works well in other subject areas also, helping students to think outside the box and use creative problem solving abilities for subjects not traditionally thought of as "creative." In my spare time I enjoy writing screenplays, playing my ukulele (I have two of them!) and performing with my friends at karaoke.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Kent State University - Bachelors, English and Theater
Graduate Degree: National Shakespeare Conservatory - Masters, Performance
In my spare time I enjoy writing screenplays, playing my ukulele (I have two of them!) and performing with my friends at karaoke.