Getting To Know Our Summer Staff #9

Over the next couple of weeks, we will introduce you to the faces you can find at DLC teaching camps this summer! Next up is Ms. Kristina!

Meet Summer Camp Teaching Artist Ms. Kristina

 

 

What can campers expect from your camp?

I have a broad range of theatre experience, so I love to pass along skills in lots of different areas.  I like to help students learn in a fun and active way, so I teach through a variety of different activities, including watching videos, playing games, and making crafts.  Campers can expect to learn a lot while having so much fun it doesn’t feel like you’re learning!

 

What is your fondest memory of teaching/directing for DLC?

I’ve had too many amazing memories to pick just one!  A recent and very important lesson I’ve learned is that the most important thing to remember in a drama class really is to try your best and have fun!  I have always been a perfectionist and was very hard on myself growing up, and always wanted to do everything “right.”  It took becoming a teacher myself for me to realize that we teachers really do just want students to have fun and love every moment they are on stage.  So my favorite memories are always those moments where students let go of any nerves and just enjoy every moment!

 

Tell us one fun fact about yourself!

For my Master’s Degree, I focused on puppetry, so I specialize in making and performing with puppets!  I think puppets are such an incredible tool in theatre and open up so many fun and unique possibilities, so I try to incorporate them any time there’s a good opportunity!  They are so much fun!


What’s your favorite Disney/Pixar movie and why?

My favorite movie is Lion King 2.  I love Kiara as a protagonist.  It takes so much courage to stand up for what you believe in, especially when you have to stand up to someone you love and respect, and I think her message of bringing everyone together and not judging anyone before you get to know them is so powerful.  Plus, the songs are so catchy!

 

 

Kristina is scheduled to teach several camps this summer, including Disney Celebration, Musical Theatre Classics, Seussucal Kids, Best of Broadway, and Endless Summer Fun 1! Learn more about these camps and register for one today on our summer camp page.

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