I have years of experience providing interactive theater, dance and music workshops for groups looking to enhance performing arts appreciation. I worked extensively with Youngstown State University's SMARTS - Students Motivated by the Arts, facilitating afterschool programming in all disciplines, including utilizing the Metropolitan Opera's Creating Original Opera program. I am proud to have collaborated on 5 of the original operas created at SMARTS. Fundamental to my teaching philosophy, I believe in motivating students through an active participation in the arts and integrating arts activities into classroom curriculum. I am available to facilitate afterschool and weekend workshops as well as inclass arts integration activities to compliment current classroom objectives.