Education has always been a major focus in my professional career. Having taught in both traditional academic settings and through intense professional internship programs, I have developed strategies that inspire creativity and grow a student's professional skills at a rapid pace. Download the pdf to read my full Teaching Philosophy.
" I began with zero background or knowledge, but in just one semester I have grown and learned so much. It is great to learn in such a hands-on way, doing rather than being told."
- Student, Grace Marks
This comprehensive course in stage makeup was designed to challenge and inspire both performance students and those on a design track. With a balance between lecture, demonstration, research, application, and critic, the student's skills develop quickly. This course offered an exciting challenge for me as an educator as I was charged with the task of adapting the coursework to accommodate the limitations of a student who was legally blind
Costumes and LED Lighting
This masterclass was presented as a part of the 2016 intensive arts workshop schedule. The presentation, with accompanying live demonstrations, was designed to inspire designers and technicians to explore the developing field of illuminated costumes, while offering practical advice for successful outcomes.
Wig making and styling
"This course provided a very strong foundation in both wig styling and ventilating. My training in this class directly prepared me to pursue a professional contract as a wig assistant."
-Student, Edouard Ferrell