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interdisplinary artist. contemplative practitioner.
Creative Writer | Storyteller | Art Therapist | Director | Visual & Performative Arts | Ritual Performance | Producer | Project Manager | [Art]ivist | Facilitator | Educator | Community Engagement | Speaker | Interfaith Dialogue | Bold Collaborator |
Union Theological Seminary. New York City, 2014-2017. [Masters of Divinity.]
Barrie School: Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies. Silver Spring, MD, 2012. [Elementary I.]
Corcoran College of Art and Design. Washington, D.C. 2011. [Arts Integration.]
George Washington University, Washington, DC; 2010-2011. [Family Institute—Special Education.]
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2005-2008. [Masters of Professional Studies in Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development.]
University of Maryland, College Park, MD; 2000-2004. [Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies: Art Reflections on the Human Condition.]
“Art as Ritual: [the listening heart] A Workshop & Film Screening.” Selected for The Women's Track: The Dignity of Women Across the World's Wisdom Traditions at The Parliament of the World’s Religions 2018—Toronto, CA, 2018.
Co-Facilitator, “Believe Black Women: A Communal Discussion,” the people’s Judson series, Judson Memorial Church—NY, NY, 2018.
Panelist, “Ancestors In Training: Queering Divinity - A Communal Conversation,” Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute—Harlem, NY, 2018.
Panelist, “A Stoop Conversation: Writing Black Queer Life Stories”, Lit Crawl Literacy Series—Brooklyn, NY, 2018.
Women Cinemakers, Special Edition Interview, “WomenCinemakers meets Storäe Michele, Art & Independent Cinema” published August 2018—Berlin, Germany, 2018.
Writer, Director and Co-edited, [the listening heart], an original story and film, officially selected for the following film festivals: Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes—Cannes, France 2017; Compassion Fest—Carbondale, Colorado, 2018.
Co-facilitator, “Healing the Disconnections: Home and Family in Our Natural and Constructed Environments,” Co-facilitator, American Ethical Union Annual Assembly—Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2018.
Co-facilitator, “Poly: A Storytelling, Truth-Telling, and Word-Working,” Queering Radical Pedagogies Black Lives Matter Pratt Conference, Pratt Institute—New York, NY, 2018.
Theology, Aesthetics & Art, Section Chair & Moderator, Mid-Atlantic Region American Academy of Religion 2018—New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2018.
Panelist, National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: "40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives,"—Baltimore, MD, 2017.
Presenter, “Your Faith on Feminism: Intersectional Feminist Theology Responds to the Climate of Fear” Conference, hosted by the World Student Christian Federation in North America, at the University of Alberta—Edmonton, Alberta, 2017.
Writer, Director, Co-editor, Creative Director, & Stylist of [the listening heart], an original story and film, presented at Pratt Institute—Brooklyn, NY, 2017.
Theology, Aesthetics & Art, Section Co-Chair & Moderator, Mid-Atlantic Region American Academy of Religion 2016-17—New Jersey, 2017.
Presenter, Art as Ritual: Intersections of Art, Environmental Justice and the Power of Resistance, Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, Earth-keeping Summit 2016—Columbus, Ohio, 2016.
Moderator & Performer, 2016 International Black Arts Movement Conference, at Dillard University—New Orleans, Louisiana.
An original eco-poetic | eco-feminist film, Landscaping Change Conference, at Bath Spa University—Bath Spa, London, 2016.
Key Speaker, [Re]storing the Legacy of Women in Community as Leaders and Builders, as the Keepers and Transmitters of Faith, Culture and Tradition and as the Cornerstone of Society and Global Community, The Commission on the Status of Women 2016—United Nations Church Center, The New Seminary Sacred Women’s Circle, 2016.
Key Speaker, SpiriTalk: Artist as Human—Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, 2016. Presenter, 10th Anniversary Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, at The University of Florida—Gainesville, Florida, 2016.
Presenter, 2015 VIII Annual World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue”, “Old and New Poverties: Europe and other worlds”—Trieste, Italy, 2015.
Presenter, 2015 LTP Student Christian Movement- (SCM) USA National Leadership Training Program—New York University at the Spiritual Life Center in NY, NY, 2015.
Presenter, 2015 MAR-AAR conference, Building Bridges: Exploring Avenues of Connection in an Age of Religious Pluralism—Loyola University Maryland in Columbia, MD, 2015.
Artistic stylist | Costume designer, New Sanctuary: a film & ritual, directed by Andre' Daughtry--Judson Memorial Church, NY, NY, 2017.
Body Ecology Associate Artist, The Body Ecology Performance Project, under the direction of Ebony Noelle Golden, CEO and Principal Engagement Strategist of Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative—NY, NY, 2016.
Co-Director, I Am Whole. An Original Ritual Performance. Created by Elaina Smith and Michele Stanback—Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, 2016.
Actor, Tamar: The Two-Gated City, A Staged Reading and Talk Back, written by Emma Goldman-Sherman, directed by Keisha Kogan—Performed at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, 2016.
Spoken Word Performer, Sorrow’s Gift: An original performance, produced by Min. J.C. Thompson, CEO of The Faith Centre NYC—Performed at Union Theological Seminary, 2016.
Actor and Collaborative Writer, The Thecla Project. The Yes, And Ministry—Performed throughout NYC and Philadelphia, 2014-.
4th Grade ELA Teacher, Harlem Village Academy Elementary School West—Harlem, NY 2018-
English Language Arts Specialist, Harlem Village Academy Middle School West—Harlem, NY 2017-2018.
Ethics Teacher, Ethics for Children; Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture—Brooklyn, NY 2017-2018.
Lower Elementary (1st-3rd grade) Lead Teacher, Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School—Baltimore, MD 2012-2014.
Kindergarten Lead Teacher, Arts and Technology Academy Public Charter—Washington, D.C., 2011-2012.
Lead Teacher & Early Childhood Task Force Leader, Friendship Public Charter School—Washington, D.C., 2009-2011.
Lead Teacher & Atelierista, School for Arts in Learning Public Charter (SAIL)—Washington, D.C., 2005- 2009.
Art & Humanities Intern, Intersections International—New York, New York, 2016-2017.
Community Organizer, SpiritHouse—Durham, NC, 2016.
Student Senate, Secretary—Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, 2015-2016.
Student Fellow, Center for Earth Ethics—Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, 2015.
Artist-in-Residence | Art Therapist, School for Arts in Learning Public Charter School—Washington D.C., 2005-2008.
Art Therapy Intern, Healing the Heart, M.V. Leckie Elementary School, Sponsored by Children National Medical Center—Washington D.C., 2002-2003.
Member, National Women's Studies Association, 2016-
Member, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 2015-
Member, World Christian Student Federation, North American Region, 2015-
Student Member, The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 2015-2017.
Student Member, American Academy of Religion, 2015-
references available upon request