ResumeTeaching & Coaching

1985 - Present

KV Studios

Acting Coach

Provided training to professional actors in the Chicago area. Created, taught and marketed Classes and Private coaching in technique, scene study, Shakespeare, monologues, commercial copy, and career counseling.

January-May 2009

Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, Illinois

Guest Artist/Director/Instructor

Directed Top Girls and taught monologue class.

January-April 2008

Willamette University Salem Oregon

Guest Artist Director/Instructor

Directed The Women and taught Shakespeare acting Senior class.

September 2007

University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

Guest Artist Director/instructor

Directed In the Continuum and taught Acting Business seminar

October 2006

University Of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

Guest Artist/Instructor

Masters Class in personalization with MFA acting candidates.


University Of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

Guest Artist/Instructor/Consultant

One week residency consulting with Director and cast in the creation and development of the original play of Lush Life based on the song of the same title.


University Of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

Guest Artist/Instructor

Two week residency teaching Acting For The Camera. Also led Professional Practices Seminar for MFA acting class.


University Of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

Guest Artist/Instructor

One week residency co-teaching Acting For the Camera with Robert Anderson.

2001 - 2002

Village Theater Guild

Artist in Residence

10 month residency mentoring directors and coaching actors. Also taught classes in basic acting and scene study.

1998 - 2001

Spiriting Expressing Performance Company

Co-Artistic Director/Acting Coach

Provided artistic leadership for the company and directed, and acted in plays. Taught classes in Basic acting, Beginning/Advanced Scene Study and Monologues.

1988 - 2000

Act One Studios

Acting Coach

Taught the following classes: fundamentals of acting, script analysis and character development, scene study, emotional commitment, and Monologues.

Fall - 1997

Tellin' Tales Theatre At Gallery 37

Acting Coach

Coached acting for a story telling camp at Kinzie Middle School (hearing/hearing impaired) and assisted the Director in mounting a production written and performed by the participants.

Summer - 1996 & 1997

Tellin' Tales At Magic City Camp

Acting Coach/Assistant Director

Taught acting and drama classes to 8 to 12 year old children (able bodied, physically disabled and learning disabled) at Hansen Park School and assisted the director in the mounting and producing a play written by the participants at the Chicago Children's Museum.

1991 - 1993

LaBarraca 90 Theatre

Director of Special Programs

Created, taught and marketed a Professional Acting Training program for deaf actors including technique, scene study and monologues.

Created a creative dramatics program for retarded adults through the Center For Rehabilitation And Training Of the Disabled.

1985 - 1988

Huron Theatre Co.

Director of Special Programs

Created a professional actor training program. Responsibilities included: marketing, managing a team of four teachers and teaching.


Center On Deafness

Acting Coach/Assistant Director

Acting coach for the cast (children and adults both hearing and non-hearing) of Fiddler On The Roof and assisted the director in the mounting of the play both at the Center and in New Orleans.