Arts Education

From Arts administration to teaching artist work to teaching at a University level- Annie excels at any role she tackles!

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Arts and Education

Working in arts and education for 25+ years, She has worked extensively in K-12 educational settings, in creative aging and other community settings as a teaching artist. Her many years as a teaching artist led to a well-respected professional reputation that has invited opportunities for her to create professional development and training for teaching artists and classroom teachers. Annie's work in creative aging as a teaching artist was quite progressive and drew the attention of the acknowledged leader in creative aging, Lifetime Arts, and so began her long career as a professional development consultant with the organization, and eventual full time staff position as Director of Education.  In May of 2022, Annie stepped down from her full time position at Lifetime Arts to make space for artistic opportunities, however, she remains deeply committed to the organization and to creative aging.  Additionally, due to her vast experience as a teaching artist and arts and education leader, Annie is a faculty member at The New School teaching Collaborative Research Studio: The Teaching Artist. 

 

Career highlights below and see my CV for full experience and timeline: 

Director of Education

2016 - 2022

Lifetime Arts Organization | New Rochelle, NY

 Lifetime Arts is a non-profit service organization that supports organizations across multiple sectors and teaching artists to build their capacity to deliver creative aging arts education programs. They are the National Leader in the dissemination of best practices, training, and resources and support for developing and designing Creative Aging Programs. As Director of Education, I worked across the country on National Initiatives. Responsibilities included:

  • Design and Facilitation of All National Creative Aging Training Institutes - In-person & Remote

  • Senior Management and Strategic Planning for Partnerships and Proposals

  • Oversees and manages the Train the Trainer Program & Mentor Program

  • Oversees and manages all contracted artists, guest speakers, and panelist

  • Content Creator and designer for online learning courses and other resources.

Part Time Faculty, Instructor

2017 - Present
The New School | College of Performing Arts | New York, NY
  • Course: Collaborative Research Studio: The Teaching Artist 

  • This is a year-long required 3 credit course for theatre majors in their junior year. 

  • The course covers a wide variety of educational pedagogy and theory and how these theories relate and translate to classroom design and practice for the teaching artist in drama.

  • The class is a combination of research and teaching artist practice and development. 

  • Develops a full year long course curriculum and teaches 2.5 hour sessions every week in two 15 week semesters per year.

  • Assesses, evaluates and grades student participation in internship placements, research papers, performance research, lesson plans, curriculum, and portfolios.

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Theatrical Teaching Artist
2008 - 2015
Disney Theatrical | New York, NY
  • Broadway Workshops

  • Disney Musicals in Schools 

  • Teacher Professional Development

Artist in Residence

2017

United Senior Center | Brooklyn, NY

  • Awarded Su-Casa grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of the Aging and Administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council

  • 5-month placement as an Artist in Residence at United Neighborhood Senior Center, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

  • Taught Storytelling and Creative Movement/Expression.

  • Produced two culminating events

Theatrical Teaching Artist

2006 - 2018

New Victory Theatre | New York, NY

Title: Teaching Artist

  • Pre & post show workshops

  • Residencies

  • SPARK Team member & advisor

  • Community engagement 

  • Teacher professional development


My work is featured in the New Victory short film - Check it out!

Theatre, ELA, and Social Studies Teaching Artist
2009 - 2010

(Out)Laws and Justice | New York, NY

  • Title: Teaching Artist

  • Full year residency

  • Integrated drama and social studies curriculum

  • Devised performances

Adjunct Faculty, Theatrical Director for New Plays for Young Audiences Series

2014
New York University Steinhardt | Program in Educational Theatre | New York, NY
  • Play development program sponsored by the Program in Educational Theatre.

  • Cast play and worked with affiliated faculty and other directors. 

  • Directed a staged reading of Pollywog by playwright in residence, John McEneny, and worked with the director and dramaturge to edit and structure play to get it ready for successful publication.

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