As a theatre maker and educator,
I strive to create unique experiences
for young people
in which they push themselves as artists
and expand their social consciousness through theatre that asks questions,
and cultivates compassion.
Hi! I'm Julie.
Create. UNIQUE. Experiences.
I believe that learning, whether that be in the classroom or onstage, should be active, hands-on, and infused with opportunities for students to both lead and collaborate. I promote a dynamic classroom environment utilizing the multiple intelligences and scaffolded lessons to build technique and deepen understanding in theatre arts while also fostering empathy for the human condition.
WHAT I DO
I am committed to expanding the social consciousness of my students, our audiences, and myself by presenting material that is timely and relevant. A core tenant of my mission as a teacher is to continually engage my students in dialogue surrounding issues which affect them and the world around them, such as bullying, peer pressure, eating disorders, and social justice.
WHY I DO IT
Ultimately, I want to see young people who are amazed by themselves and inspired to use their power as artists and human beings to change the world. As a teacher, I am an integral part of transformative experiences in the lives of my students. As a mentor, I aim to inspire creators, artists, and life-long learners.
My students immediately connected with Julie. She treated them with respect and challenged them to approach work in a fresh new way.
Gail Chase, Drama Teacher, OCPS
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