17th Nov 2014

Embrace need. Be proud of need. It is the key to success.

Enough Stats!

24th Oct 2014

After reviewing yet another study showing the effectiveness of the arts, shared across social media platforms in a desperate attempt to say "We matter!"... I shout, "ENOUGH!"

The “Unspoken Problem” in Education

17th Aug 2014

I will jump in the deep end and state: the core issue in education is ageism. A child’s individual voice, needs and methodologies are not recognized as valid solely based on age.

Want to Play?

15th Mar 2014

How are you playing with our work, relationship, life, surroundings…. Today? I don’t mean the cynical way adults use the word play–synonymous with manipulating or toying with in a power...


16th May 2013

A heated debate is happening over the internet focused on crowdfunding. The strongest question is: Who’s allowed to use this tool?

Welcome, Digital Ensemble!

15th Feb 2013

Welcome! Here's where you can meet potential ensemble members on this journey...

Pat on the Back

09th Jan 2013

Support comes in many forms and the simple act of connecting with another person can help ground you deeper in your work.

Set Backs – Now What?

07th Jan 2013

How do we get the car back online with a slight correction of the wheel without the fear-filled yank off the road?

Running Hot & Cold

12th Oct 2012

The fluidity of progressive education & how to chose your own path.

Tapping into Your Childlike Instincts

12th Sep 2012

“I began to think of children not as immature adults, but of adults as atrophied children.” K. Johnstone “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once...

Auditions are Two-Way Streets

14th Apr 2012

Actors must come into auditions on a healthier foot than “please give me this job/college spot, I beg of you.”... Read more...

What am I watching: the performance or the performer?

09th Sep 2011

A critical essay on a strong individual’s exploration inside the dance world. Read more...

Independent – Ownership

31st Aug 2010

So... I volunteered to partner with a student for his small sword test. And unfortunately, that is where my ownership of the experience started and stopped. I thought I was being helpful "just being his partner", letting him lead the rehearsal process and giving him whatever he asked for. Because of this, I was holding back many things: a personal interest in my work, major skills I could utilize (teaching and coaching) and a point of view....

Independent – Play

30th Nov 2009

Somehow and somewhere we have lost our ability to play freely without judgment. I’m amazed at the amount of times I need to remind students, of any age, that they have an open opportunity to play within these exercises. They still feel closed off, shut down and simply not willing to let themselves go....