Teaching Philosophy: My goal is to cultivate an appreciation of all theatrical aspects as artist and observer, by concentrating on creative and imaginative thinking through emphasize of theatre as a collaborative/ensemble driven art. This is achieved through various exercises and movement work focused on acting, design, directing and playwriting. I use published stories and devise new stories with students to allow for a wider range of expression. I believe it is essential to create an environment that is based on trust and collaboration to better facilitate students having their voices heard. Theatre training promotes empathy, communication, confidence, awareness of the body, mind, and voice.