I am a personable teacher and actress seeking an adjunct/professor position teaching acting with opportunities for continuing professional development. My comprehensive background includes years of acting, training, and teaching. I understand what it is to lead by example, as well as follow directions.
An inspirational, resourceful and energetic educational professional devoted to student learning and development. Experienced in teaching acting and academics to children and adults. Outgoing and dynamically positive with twelve years of experience. Dedicated entertainment professional accomplished in all aspects of theatre and performance. Formally trained actor in the Stanislavski “System” and its American development through the Group theater and The Actors Studio. A private acting coach. Self-directed multi-tasker who is comfortable interacting with people from all backgrounds.
Comprehensive knowledge of theatre
Instruction using improvisation
Shakespeare monologue coach
Basic acting technique using "Stanislavski" system
Speech, diction, phonetically trained
Translator to Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi students
Singing/Dance (Bollywood, West African, Belly Dancing, Bhangra)
Teaching classrooms for diverse students
Tailoring curriculum plans
Positive learning environment
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Vocal specialist in Linklater approach
Private Acting Coach, 10/2016
to Current Self employed – New York City,
NY Teach principals of acting based on three basic elements, Awareness, Emotional Flexibility, and Combination of Imagination and Skills through Text or Story. Available on skype and one on one coaching.
Substitute teacher Drama teacher, 09/2015
to Current New York City Department of Education – Queens, Manhattan,
NY Instruct in general education subjects with the primary focus of teaching theatre. Primarily instruct at Vanguard High School, Professional Performing Arts High School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia Performing Arts High School, Brooklyn High School of the Arts, Stuyvesant High School, and John Bowne High School.
Leave Replacement Acting Teacher, 09/2017
to 11/2017 Hauppauge High School – Hauppauge,
NY Teaching acting principals and
techniques to individuals and or groups. Create lesson plans that
emphasize personal expression, stage techniques, and body/movement awareness. Handle teaching diction, voice
development, and dialects, using voice exercises, speech drills, explanation,
lectures, and improvisation. Discuss and demonstrate vocal and
body expression to teach acting styles, character development and personality
project. Assigned classes, Introduction to Theatre, Acting ensemble, Advanced Acting Ensemble, and IB Theatre. Casting assistant for the Drama club.
Professional Substitute Teacher, 09/2013
to 06/2015 Park Avenue School – Westbury,
After School teacher, 09/2011
to 06/2012 Manhattan Youth – New York,
NY Instructed using knowledge of theatre and implementing it into the classroom. Assigning actors, writers, and directors with a goal of creating a class play.
Elementary School Teacher, 09/2005
to 06/2011 Forest Park Public School, 97 – Woodhaven,
NY Prepared objectives and lesson plans for courses of study. Implemented Literacy Prototype and Everyday Mathematics. Administered tests and evaluated students progressed on Common Core Standards. Counseled students with adjustment and academic issues. Translator to Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu speaking students.
Masters of Fine Arts: Acting,
2014 The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University - New York City,
Masters in Education: 2004 LIU Post - Brookville,
Bachelor of Arts
: Communications Arts & Media,
2000 Queens College - Flushing,
New York State Professional Certification in Education
workshops & seminars
The Royal Shakespeare Company-Cicely Berry
Royal American Dramatic Arts (RADA)- Malcolm McKay
Paul Mooney Comedy Bootcamp
Susan Batson Studio (mentored)
Tommy Koenig Comics Studio
Tom Shillue Comedy Class
Steve Rosenfeld Standup Comedy
Matt Hoverman Create-A-Solo Show
Cristine Turner Improv Class
The Public Theatre Writing Workshop
Big Apple Film Festival award for short NYU film "Refugee"
Nominated Best supporting actress for the short film, "Fresh Blood"
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Companies Worked For:
New York City Department of Education
Hauppauge High School
Park Avenue School
Forest Park Public School, 97
The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University
Job Titles Held:
Private Acting Coach
Substitute teacher Drama teacher
Leave Replacement Acting Teacher
Professional Substitute Teacher
After School teacher
Elementary School Teacher
Masters of Fine Arts : Acting , 2014 Masters in Education : 2004 Bachelor of Arts : Communications Arts & Media , 2000
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