Music Teacher at JB Hradcanska & JB Nam Miru
I am from Central Florida where I lived until graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. From 1995 to 2004 I lived in Atlanta, Georgia where I co-founded Dad’s Garage Theatre Company; a theatre specializing in comedy and comedy improvisation, which has enjoyed much local and international success and is now in it’s 15th season. While in Atlanta, I also worked at The Center for Puppetry Arts as an educator and puppeteer, performed in children’s theatre with Theatre Gael and also at Zoo Atlanta.
After several trips to Europe for improvisation tournaments, I decided to move abroad to pursue an obscure dream of being a country singer in Eastern Europe. To that end, in 2004 I moved to Brno where I worked at a preschool before moving to Prague the following year. In Prague, I worked in children’s theatre and at a couple preschools before landing at Jingle Bells Preschool in 2006. I referred to it as getting out of an old Lad’a and into a nice new Mercedes limo.
I enjoy the cozy, home-like atmosphere of Jingle Bells and playing music with the kids. My theatre background comes in handy with the kids in my Language Development, role-playing and music classes. I also do swimming, horseback riding and sports with the children.
In my spare time away from the school, I give guitar lessons to children from 5 to 8 years old. Also, I play guitar and saxophone in numerous bands and act in children’s theatre.