I've always loved kids but I discovered my love of teaching when I spent a semester working for Mickey Mouse himself at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Since then, I have taught everything from stage combat to jazz to singing to Shakespeare to musical theatre. I have performed in countless TYA shows and tours, often for kids who have never experienced live theatre before. I love introducing kids to the magic of theatre and watching them grow in confidence, experience great joy, and gain a deeper appreciation for the world around them. I have written, directed, choreographed, and cast musicals for kids ages 4-14, as well as stage managed and dialect coached kids of all ages. I've taught musical theatre for over 9 years, with 6 different companies, in 5 different states. In the summer of 2020, I took on my first Education Director position with Starlight Mountain Theatre as head of their youth summer theatre camp. My professional goal is to eventually become the full-time education director at a regional theatre. I look forward to reaching more lives and exposing more kids to the joys of theatre!