As a development specialist and teaching artist, Lainie uses play and performance to create environments for learning, growth, and development for all ages. Using the tool of improvisation, she facilitates workshops that create something new, using what we have available to us by listening, accepting offers, and then building with these offers. Human beings are natural improvisors and play is one of the most effective learning tools available to us, making improv an impactful developmental tool for people of all ages and backgrounds.
A Denver native and graduate of Manual High School, Lainie received her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and earned a master’s degree in World History and Culture from the University of Denver. With a high level of cultural competency, Lainie artfully facilitates workshops with diverse groups of people.
Lainie studied improvisation at the Magnet Theater (NYC), Chaos Bloom Theater, and Improv LEAP in Denver. Whether working in public education, professional athletics, private business, or non-profit sectors, she brings the transformative power of play and performance to facilitate personal growth and development.
Space Requirements for all Workshops & Residencies:
Open Space large enough for participants to form a circle (gym, library, classroom, stage, etc.)