Lincoln Center Institute, dance teaching artist, staff development
Lincoln Center, New York City
    Fifteen year veteran as a teaching artist, a highly competitive position appointed only to
    working professional artists. Activities included K-8 residencies and staff development. LCI
    defines its work as esthetic education, and uses – in collaboration with teaching artists – live
    performances by distinguished New York City dance companies. During her tenure, Wendy
    co-ordinated workshops based on the repertory of New York City Ballet, Ballet Hispanico,
    Taylor 2, Limon Dance Company and international dance forms including Indian, Japanese,
    West African among others.

Orcheatra of Saint Lukes, opera teaching artist, staff development
New York City
    Five years of in-school K-8 residencies preparing students and staff for an Orchestra of
    Saint Lukes Opera live performance.

TADA! Youth Theater, teaching artist, co-director, staff development
New York City
    Co-director of New York, New Year, with Nina Trevins, Tada artistic director and ongoing
    musical theater classes.

American Ballroom Theater, teaching artist for staff development
New York City
    Gala designer/director/choreographer in honor of Marge Champion at the University
    Club starring New York Yankee and ballroom fan Jim Bouton and staff development for
    theater games.

Dalton School, theater/dance residency
New York City
    Created two theater/dance works based on world folk tales, performed by Dalton 3rd graders.

Young Audiences New Jersey, teaching artist, staff development
New Jersey
    Staff development for K-12 classroom and arts teachers.

Theatreworks USA, choreographer
Town Hall & Promenade theaters, New York City
    Musical theater choreographer.

Bronx Arts Ensemble, director/choreographer
Bronx, New York
    Director/choreographer for various children’s operas, with professional cast and full orchestra.

SummerStage, created by, artistic & administrative director
For seventeen years, SummerStage was a half day summer arts program with full day recreational extended day for which Wendy designed curriculum and schedule, hired and supervised staff, managed enrollment, wrote or supervised script writing and administered day to day activities.
    Rockland County, New York

Way Off Broadway, co-director
Wendy was a partner for ten years designing school-year private theater academy, with four locations and an annual musical theater production, for kids K-8. Working with co-director Frank Schiro, she created the annual scripts, featuring her all-star-no-star approach, and including text, stand-up, movement and singing. Students were encouraged to work in the story-theater style, with suggested sets, props and costumes, helping them to communicate through their voice, body and imagination. Students at all levels were valued, work together in teams and encouraged to take risks. With Way Off Broadway’s assistance in setting up auditions and management, WOB students appeared and/or are appearing on Broadway, television and feature films.
    Long Island, New York

The Yard, curator, artistic & executive director
Working with Superintendent of Schools James Weiss and the seven island school principals, Wendy designed and implemented creative dance K-12 residencies which expanded from one week a year in one school to reaching every school every year.
    Martha's Vineyard, MA

North Carolina Arts Council Tour, dancer, co-author
Written by Sara Plath, sound by Phil Lee
Commissioned by North Carolina Arts Council, Plath/Taucher toured Midas Money, a family friendly work for actors and dancers.
    Western North Carolina

Governor’s School of Virginia, company in residence
Plath/Taucher month-long artistic theater and dance residency.
    Radford, VA

Japanese Exchange Student Theater Company, guest artist
Instructor in performance skills, choreography for Grease.
    Ashland, NC

 

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