Course Detail: CAA162 - Improv Workshop (Grades 6-12)
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About Instructor Gloria Minnich: Gloria is passionate about bringing theatre and movement to the students she serves. She brings a great deal of experience, having performed both locally and abroad. She has acted in many productions at Arena Dinner Theatre, Fort Wayne Civic Theater, First Presbyterian Theatre, and IPFW and has appeared in several local commercials and a short film. She has also directed several award-winning productions at Arena Dinner Theatre. She is the recipient of an Anthony Award and many Arena Awards for acting and directing. Gloria teaches at several area schools and facilities, teaching drama, dance and creative movement classes for both neurotypical and neurodiverse students. She has trained in the Hunter Heartbeat Method, which uses Shakespeare to help those on the autism spectrum develop communication skills. In addition to Shakespeare, she has studied dance, puppetry, storytelling, Commedia dell'Arte, and sensory theatre. She loves to travel and has trained internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of England, Gyre and Gimble, Drama Resource, Little Angel Theatre, and Oily Cart, where she created theatre pieces for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. In 2019, she was awarded the Arts United Margaret Ann Keegan Award for Arts Education. She is very excited to collaborate with her students and provide them with enriching opportunities, exploring theatre in unique ways.You can spot Gloria in a highlights video from the Worlds Together Conference, which was held in London in 2012 here: Day Three Highlights - Worlds Together Conference 2012