Educational Focus: Theatre Arts and Speech
The Perfect Performance and National Individual Events TOC (NIETOC)
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY – B.F.A. THEATRE
Life-Time Teaching Certificate for both Theatre and Speech in Texas
As a college student attending Southern Methodist University working toward my BFA in Theatre, I developed a summer forensics institute which became the foundation for what would eventually be called The Perfect Performance, LLC in 2003. I have had students, who attended Perfect Performance workshops, become either National Champions or Finalists at the NIETOC,
As a sophomore in high school, I was the 1991 Dramatic Interpretation NSDA Champion and 1993 State Champion for Humorous Interpretation in Texas. As a college student attending Southern Methodist University working toward my BFA in Theatre, I developed a summer forensics institute which became the foundation for what would eventually be called The Perfect Performance, LLC in 2003. Throughout my years as a high school teacher and consultant, I have directed 4 State Championship One-Act plays, 2 in Texas (5A) and 2 in Pennsylvania.
1999 – 2005 ( Arlington Martin / Creekview HS )
Public School Teacher / Theatre Arts / Speech
EST. 2003 – Present
As a Competitor, Teacher, and Director, I learned that perfect performances are not about the final product. The process of how we create performances is the secret to my students, as well as my own, success. When you have a sound and solid process you have created an artist that is able to make actable choices and think independently of their teacher. As a result, students bring their entire self to the rehearsal process, not just their memorized lines. The Process Matters because when the process is sound, the work becomes amazing, no matter what.