More About Me
I am a multi-disciplinary theatre educator, with a 15 year background in professional performance and a B.M. in Music Theatre Vocal Performance from New York University. The theater is where I began my community-based education in the performing arts; its influence grounds my intersectional teaching praxis. I believe strongly in the educational sovereignty of the performing arts as a field of study. I continually strive to educate my students through an intersectional lens that values engagement with critical thought.
In addition to my endeavors within theatre education, I regularly tutor elementary through high school aged students on subjects ranging from elementary math to college essay revisions.
Tutoring provides me with the opportunity to contribute to the academic success of students in all subjects and to promote intersectional learning. A fierce advocate for engagement with critical thought, I champion the growth of my students with tenacity and care.
In my free time, I play guitar & piano, garden, and spend time with my dog!
Undergraduate University: New York University
Year of Graduation: 2020
Majors/Minors/Specialization: Music Theatre Vocal Performance, B.M. Minor: Applied Theatre
Year of Graduation:
- Graduated with honors from NYU this past May (GPA: 3.8). - Graduated salutatorian from Palmyra Area High School in 2016 (GPA: 4.2). - SAT SCORE: 2150 - AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION: 5 - AP MICROECONOMICS: 4 - AP PHYSICS: 3 - AP CALCULUS: 3 - AP CHEMISTRY: 3 I am currently a teaching artist in residence with several acting studios, specializing in early childhood theatre education and musical theatre. Additionally, I've been teaching voice/piano/music theory through my own private studio for the past 5 years. I have experience working with students of all ages and abilities. I have additional experience as a collegiate teaching assistant at NYU for the undergraduate course Song Analysis II with Professor Annika Boras. In high school, I was President of Student Council, President of the National Honor Society, and an active member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society.
I have worked as a freelance voice, piano, and music theory teacher for the past five years out of my private voice studio. I also regularly tutor middle-high school students on mathematics (all levels: algebra, pre-calculus, statistics, basic math), writing/English (all levels: literature analysis, grammar, SAT prep, etc.), music theory, and guitar & piano performance. I occasionally work as a freelance editor and dramaturg for both academic and creative projects. During my time as a student at NYU, I worked as a teaching assistant for Song Analysis II- a course dedicated to improving the analytical and performance skills of musical theatre undergraduate students. I was also a volunteer tutor throughout the duration of my high school career, during which I worked with students of all abilities in all subjects (AP-basic: math, science, English, humanities). I tutored PA Public Schools Algebra I-II (all difficulty levels), Guitar Performance, and Music Theory curriculums during the past semester via Zoom and FaceTime. I regularly teach voice lessons through Zoom. I have experience working with children with autism, Down syndrome, and ADHD.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
I volunteered for 4 years as a Mathematics, Chemistry, English, Literature, and Music Theory tutor through an academic program at my high school. It was through this enriching program that I had the opportunity to foster relationships with students of all abilities, backgrounds, and academic affinities. In addition to tutoring Advanced Placement subjects, I also worked with my peers within the ESL and Fundamentals of Learning curriculums at my school- a vastly underserved group of students. I am passionate about ensuring the presence of quality, comprehensive academic guidance for students of all backgrounds and abilities. I also spent much of my adolescence and college career volunteering at various non-profit theaters in my community. The theater is where I began my community-based education in the performing arts; its influence grounds my intersectional teaching praxis. I believe strongly in the educational sovereignty of the performing arts as a field of study. I continually strive to educate my students through an intersectional lens that values engagement with critical thought.