My passion lies in creating live works of art with young people using music, dance and theatre. As a teaching artist I strive to create an atmosphere in which my students feel safe and inspired to grow as creative individuals and as members of an ensemble. The collaborative pieces created in such ensembles offer young people a chance to influence their environment in a creative and positive way. It is a thrilling experience to watch a child who has never been on a stage before stand in front of an audience and recite an original poem, share a dance they have choreographed and taught to their peers or play a new instrument. Performing makes a huge difference in the self-confidence of a young person and my work is to share the performing arts with as many young people as possible.