_As a lifelong learner and educator it is essential to understand the environment in which I teach, because it is a landscape in which I too will be a student. The classroom is a place where a symbiotic relationship is developed and nurtured, composed of trust and understanding. It is my hope that as an artist educator I will inspire my students in the way I have been inspired; without each other neither of us will flourish and evolve. I believe we are stronger as a collective, and in my learning environment that is what my students and I are. When creating theatre, my students weave tapestries of art, skill, and education.