a brief summary
Cori began working as a teaching artist and educational theater specialist in 2012 with programs and organizations such as Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program, Lenore Blank Kelner’s Creative Kids and Unchained Talent in Baltimore City. She completed training with the Teaching Artist Institute II (TAI 2) during its Fall 2016-Spring 2017 program. TAI is a partnership between Young Audiences, The Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS) and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).
She worked with Single Carrot Theatre as its full-time resident teaching artist during the 2015-16 school year, helping to pilot a theater program with the company, an inner city Baltimore school, Strong City Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University. She has continued to work as a teaching artist through Young Audiences and programs such as its Summer Arts and Learning Academy. With Summer Arts, Cori continues to co-teach arts integrated math and literacy lessons to students with Baltimore City Public School teachers and provide theater classes to students from Kindergarten through Second Grade.
She joined McKinnon Acting Studios as its Head Youth Division Instructor in January of 2017 and was asked to become a preliminary member of the MAS Core Team that following April. As an acting coach, she continues to help young, aspiring actors grow and learn as they and their families navigate through the television, film and theater industries. Some of her focuses as an acting coach include preparing students for NYC auditions (co-star and guest star audition prep), scene study, monologue preparation, character development and improvisation for young actors.
Cori is currently developing several programs with arts organizations, including an after school program for third culture children and an assembly program which addresses the experiences of immigrant children. She also continues to work with McKinnon Acting Studio as an acting coach and helps to develop its curriculum for both the Youth and Adult Divisions. Cori hopes to use her background and experience in education and theater to encourage learning, community building and social awareness.