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Creative Expression: Writing, painting, and dancing all serve to clear my mind and enhance my overall well being. For the last several years I have been exploring my writing voice in various genre:

memoir, solo performance, and prose. 

Empowering Others




  • Facilitate healing and empowerment in others using all art modalities.
  • Promote artists (visual, performing, film) and assist them in visioning and reaching their work related goals.


•    Coach & Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner•    Professional training in the performing arts  •    Public speaking

Work experience

Oct 2008Present

Founder & Expressive Arts Practitioner

Skydancer Institute

Utilizing my Certification in Expressive Arts Therapy, I design & facilitate workshops and individual coaching sessions using all art modalities for personal empowerment. These art modalities include both visual and performing arts.

Jan 1999Present


Appearing in many theatrical productions, I most recently guest starred in the pilot series “Horrible Terrible Adventures of David Atkins” (created by David Atkins of “Novocain”) starring French Stewart (of “Third Rock From the Sun”), and appearing in the Public Service Announcement “Fallout” and the films “Quake",  "Some Kind of Fairy Tale", and "Will of Jill".

May 1997Present

Administrative Assistant

Cumulative Administrative Experience: managing a staff of up to 4, working independently, mediation document preparations, filing, accounts payable, photo retouching, gallery preparations and online marketing research; conducting interviews and report writing; calendar maintenance.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, and with PC and Macintosh machines.


Leigh Tutoring Service, Los Angeles, CA                         2003-current

Paul Turang Photography, San Pedro, CA                       2005-2006Area Board 10, Los Angeles, CA                                     2000Law Office of Kathryn Dobel, Berkeley, CA                     1997-1999


Teacher's Aide

Institute For Children's Advocacy Now

I assisted in classroom management of the learning disabled, troubleshooted and prepared students for mainstream classes, instructed movement/dance classes, reviewed and graded student work, supervised yard activities.


Aug 2006Aug 2007

Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner

Expressive Arts Training Institute
Jan 1993May 1995


University Of California at Santa Cruz
Jan 1987Jun 1988


American Academy of Dramatic Arts


For thirty years, I have performed in choirs, musicals, stage plays, short films, independent films, television pilots, and staged readings. I have participated in character development utilizing writing and improvisation.  I have explored all sorts of theatrical presentation styles (as a singer, actor, dancer, writer) including mainstream, avant garde, performance art, and music (alternative rock, jazz, hip hop).
Workshop Facilitator & Coach
Blending my training and extensive experience as a performing artist and empowerment-through-art workshops designer and facilitator, I have developed a facilitating style that is nurturing, focused and constructive. I support and encourage personal growth via artistic expression and personal inquiry.