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Bachelor of Education,                                      
Queen’s University                                            
April 2014                                                               
 
Ontario Certified Teacher,  Intermediate/Senior Division, Drama and History with a focus in Artist in Community Education

Bachelor of Arts Honours,                                
Queen’s University                                              
April 2013​ 


Major in Drama, graduating with honours
work experience

Member Schools & Education Manager,
Young People's Theatre

September 2016-Present

  
In my current role at YPT, I develop, execute and assess educational programming for Member School groups. I contribute to the development of workshops and educational programming for students, as well as the coordination and facilitation of Q&A sessions for post-performance. I also assist in the coordination of education and community events such as Meet the Theatre tours, Artist Educator Trainings, PA Days and Teacher & Community Previews. I am responsible for many accessibility initiatives at the theatre, including Relaxed Performances and ASL Interpreted performances. I continually deliver ongoing needs assessment and program evaluation, and am an active member of the Education & Participation Department.


Education & Outreach Coordinator,
Theatre Direct

September 2015-September 2016


I managed, implemented and evaluated all education programs and activities, including workshops, in-school residencies, school performances, and professional development sessions for educators. I planned and implemented school and community outreach strategies, coordinated school and public bookings, and assisted with general marketing and communications to further enhance audience development. I created educational resources such as study guides and social stories, and ensured that all of the artists in our school and community programs were compliant with school board standards. Larger projects included coordination of the Firefly Project, an in-school drama and storytelling residency for kindergarten students; and school, daycare and community outreach for the international WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years. 


Festival Administrator, 
The Kick & Push Festival

March - September 2015


I oversaw the daily administration of this innovative new Festival in its inaugural year. I supported the development and execution of the marketing plan, and acted as the general contact to media and the public for information about the Festival. I acted as a liaison with associate presenting companies, and along with the Production Manager, I coordinated and supported productions within the Festival. In addition, I promoted and hosted the masterclass. I also recruited, supervised and trained all student hires and volunteers associated with the Festival. series. I provided ongoing communication with the Box Office for ticket sales information, updated prices, comp ticket polices and general sales.


Drama School Faculty,
Young People's Theatre

January - June 2015


Developed engaging and age appropriate lesson plans and facilitated weekly drama school classes for grades 5-6, with a focus on collaboration, ensemble-building and the creative process. I differentiated my instruction for students with various abilities and exceptionalities, with an emphasis on inclusivity.


Marketing Associate, Outreach and Contact Programs
Educators Financial Group

September 2014- March 2015

Worked in marketing communications to implement Ontario-wide outreach strategies targeting the education community, including email and direct mail campaigns and supporting the smart money bus tour. I also coordinated financial planning workshops for Ontario education members, as well as coordinated our involvement at various conferences. I researched, developed and distributed ongoing online digital marketing content such as the monthly educational resource “Educators Tips” and contributed to the enhancement of the Online Learning Centre.


Performer,
Salon Theatre Productions

June -September 2014
  
Contributed to the further development of the musical historical walking tour, “In Sir John A’s Footsteps”, and a made-in-Kingston production “The Macdonald-Cartier Project” to enrich tourism and historical awareness in Kingston.

 
Drama Instructor, 
Kingston Youth Arts Cooperative 

October 2013- April 2014
 
Facilitated ensemble drama sessions for a program that provides free weekly arts experiences to youth in Kingston ages 4-12, and delivered weekly, in-school drama outreach programs to underserved youth. 


 
Hands on Heritage Instructor,
​The Oakville Museum

May 2013-August 2013
 
Responsible for planning and conducting educational summer programs in a museum context, and accountable for the well-being of program participants aged 3-12. The program my co-worker and I developed and managed was voted #1 for Customer Service for camps in Oakville that year. 
 
 
Drama 100 Teaching Assistant,
Queen’s University  
​September 2012-April 2013
 
Hired by the drama department at Queen’s University to facilitate first year lab activities. I was responsible for ensuring my students’ smooth transition into first year, and designing and meeting desired learning outcomes to support student success throughout the year. Other duties involved marking papers, writing constructive comments, and tracking lab attendance and participation.
 

Head of Education & Performer,
Barefoot Players

April-August 2012

In addition to performing Shakespeare adaptations for young audiences in Kingston, as a Head of Education for the drama department’s summer Shakespeare TYA company, I developed a curriculum-based study guide for educators and developed and facilitated age-appropriate educational workshops for after school performances.

internship & volunteer experience

Co-Founder and Managing Director,
Colliding Scopes Theatre

April 2011-Present

  

Responsible for managing and ensuring the sustainability of the company’s operations, programs, finances, and community support through leading strategic planning, development, and fundraising efforts. Identifying funding opportunities and create and manage expense budgets. Continuous development and maintenance of school and community partnerships, including various bespoke theatre workshops.
 

Education & Community Outreach Intern,
Luminato Festival

April-June 2014


Assisted with coordinating, implementing, promoting and evaluating workshops, artist-in-the-school programs, community and youth arts projects and discussions. I led workshops and also provided support for workshop facilitators. I liaised with the marketing, volunteer, and ticketing services departments to coordinate related activities and ensure diverse public participation at the Festival’s community programming. I maintained databases of partners and participants, and was a Festival liaison between partners and participants, artists, schools and the community.
 

Education & Community Participation Volunteer,
Young People’s Theatre

March-April 2014 

Assisted with education and community participation programs, events and initiatives. Led workshops with associated Member Schools and provided on-site support for other workshop facilitators and resident artist-educators. Supported the development of a digital curriculum-based study guide, complete with pre- and post-show discussion questions and activities.
professional development


Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
from UBC 

February-March 2017

​This course focused on envisioning how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. It emphasized how we can change institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples.


Relaxed Performance Intensive
with Include Arts
October 2015 & May 2016

These sessions addressed creating more inclusive arts experiences for audiences with varying needs and exceptionalities, with in-depth exploration of relaxed performances as well as accessible marketing and audience development strategies.


"Dream: The Joy of Creating"
with Punchdrunk Enrichment

January 2015


One of twelve participants selected internationally to learn Punchdrunk Enrichment’s ground-breaking approach to creating theatre for young audiences. We created an educational, immersive theatre experience for the students of Hamstreet Primary Academy in Kent, England.
  

Audience Outreach and Engagement
from Ryerson University

November-December 2015


This course addressed the interchange between the product and the audience; the building of a successful initial experience to develop loyalty to the art and/or event; different kinds of engagement strategies in the digital world; and multiple marketing techniques to cross-cultural and intergenerational audiences.
community involvement

Juror for the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Dora Awards, Theatre for Young Audiences Division

Member of the Professional Arts Organizations Network for Education (PAONE)

Former member of the Paprika Festival advisory board


Emergency First Aid + CPR C and High Five Healthy Child Development certified
 
Directed and performed in various university and community theatre productions
 
Performed as the main vocalist at weekly on-campus jazz nights at Queen’s University
 
​Former member of The Caledonias a capella choir at Queen’s University
 
Volunteered with Frontenac County Childcare Centre’s Child Arts afterschool program

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