I am a graduate of Fordham University with a BA in Theater Performance and English. My theatrical experience encompasses both the artistic and educational. As an artist, I have worked in states as far north as Maine and in our home state of NJ. My repertoire of performances includes off Broadway with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, at the prestigious Shakespeare Theater of NJ, and in several independent films. I have also worked on the technical end of theater in a props warehouse, as well as all facets of stage crew in many productions and as a production assistant on a Netflix television show.
My experience as an educator includes being a teaching artist with McCarter Theater and the Shakespeare Theater of NJ and teaching acting to students ages 5-17 in New York City and Maine. I am also an audiobook narrator and producer.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.