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My Artistic CV

30 years of Journey

Education Background

M.A. in Storytelling/Reading, East Tennessee State University

Johnston City, TN., May 2011

B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY. May 1986

National Theater of the Deaf Professional School, Professional Development Certificate,

Chester, CT. June 1987


Festival de Folclore Surdo, Florianopolis, Brazil.

Deaf Festival, Louisville, KY

Deaf Day Festival, San Diego, CA

Cave Run Storytelling Festival, Morehead, KY

National Storytelling Festival, Jonesboro, TN

Imagination Celebration 25 , Dallas, TX

Eye Music Festival, University of CA. at Santa Cruz

Deaf Festival, Jackson, MIS.

Kansas City Storytelling Festival, Kansas City, MO.

Voice of America, Festival, Montreal. CA

Miami Book Festival, Miami, FL.

Mariposa Storytelling Festival, Mariposa, CA

Wordfest, Asheville, NC.

International Sign Day, Calgary, CA

Ojai Storytelling Festival, Ojai, CA

Deaf Art Festival, Brooklyn, MI

Texas Storytelling Festival, Denton, TX

ASL Festival, Union County College, NJ

Umjou Festival, Johnston City, TN

Poetry Day Festival, Latvia

Mesa Storytelling Festival, Mesa, AZ

Trick or Tales Storytelling, Chicago, IL

Tales of Graz, International Storytelling Festival Graz, Austria

Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork, Ireland

Sterling Storytelling Festival, Sterling, IL

First Night Beverly, Beverly, MA

Deaf Festival, Louisville, KY

Deaf Way Illinois Chicago, IL

Disability Art Festival, Chicago, IL

Webster State University Storytelling Festival, Ogden, UT

King County Library Storytelling Festival, Seattle, WA

People Poetry Gathering, NYC

Colorado Deaf Festival, Colorado Spring, CO

Hoosier Festival, Indianapolis, IN

Illinois Storytelling Festival, Spring Grove, IL

Milwaukee Festival, Milwaukee, WI

Deaf Way 2, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

National Book Festival, Washington, DC

Multicultural Storytelling Festival, Eugene, OR

Winter Tales Storytelling Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

Deaf Theater Festival, Middletown, CT

Cleveland Performing Art Festival, Cleveland, OH

First Night Boston, Boston, MA

Festival des Art 90, Niagara Falls, NY

“Access!”  Festival, Islip, NY

Creative Art Festival, Chicago, IL

Lit Sal out-of-Doors festival, New York, NYC

Celebration 89, Berkeley, CA

Bridge Festival, Rochester, NY

Deaf Culture Celebration, Sturbridge, MA

Deaf Way Festival, Washington, DC

First Night Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Performing Language Conference & Festival, Binghamton, NY

College Theater Festival, Ithaca, NY

Pyramid Performing Art Festival, Rochester, NY

Clearwater Revival Festival, Croton on Hudson, NY

Very Special Art Festival, Sulphur, OK


Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

San Bernardino Valley Community College, CA.

Beverly School for the Deaf, Beverly, MA.

Pinkerton Academy, Derry, N.H.

Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, CO.

Howard Community College, MD

Redding School District, Redding, CA

Deaf Blind Theater, Yafo, Israel

Deaf Service, INC. Fort Wayne, IND.

Bridgewater University, Bridgewater, MA.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

NJWAD, Union City College, Union, NJ


Center for Gestures, Signs, and Language, University of Chicago

Indiana University, Bloomington, IL.

John Logan College, Logan, IL.

Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.

Ohio School for the Deaf, Columbus, OH.

Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA.

Canyon High School, Canyon, TX.

Winter Haven High School, Winter Haven, FL

Goshen College, Goshen, PA

 Mac Murray College, Jacksonville, IL

Hands of Glory Church, Cleveland, OH

ASL Club, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA.

Ben Davis High School, Carmel, IN.

Green Mill Poetry Slam, Chicago, IL.

Indiana Storytelling Organization. Indianapolis, IND.

Sunset Ridge Elementary School, Highland Parks, IL

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

UCONN ASL Club, University of Conn., Storrs, CT.

California State University at Sacramento, CA.

 AL School for the Deaf Outreach, Mobile, AL

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

Kazamoto Valley Community College, Kazamotto, MI

South Great Neck High School, Great Neck, NY

University of Maryland

Beloit College, Beloit Wis.

St. Paul College, Minneapolis, MN.

College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, MN.

Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL.

Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Metro Community College, Kansas City, MO.

Bell School, Chicago, IL.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Springman Middle School, Glenview, IL.

Western Penn. School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kent School of Law, Chicago, IL

Kent State University at Trumbull. Trumbull, OH

Palace Theater, Syracuse, NY

Trent University, Peterborough, ONT

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Meriden School, Boise, ID

 Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

Oregon School for the Deaf, Salem, OR

Karosita Cultural Center, Karosita, Latvia

Poetry Day, Riga, Latvia

Parkview High School, Springfield, MO

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA.

Madonna University, Brooklyn, MI.

Bowery Poet Café, NYC.

National-Louis University, Evanston, IL Public Library, Nashville, TN

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Writers and Books, Rochester, NY

New Jersey School for the Deaf, Trenton, NJ

Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence, RI

Baxter School for the Deaf, Portland, ME

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

National Basketball Association of Deaf Tournament, Westminster, CO

Oakland Community College, Bloomfield, MI

GLBA Banquet, Valparaiso, IN

Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, Tucson, AZ

Living Center for the Deaf, Fort Worth, TX

The Bowery Poet Café, NYC

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

Illinois State University, Normal-Bloomington, IL

Academic Bowl, Hinsdale South High School, Hinsdale, IL

Epee Center for the Deaf, Gulfport, MI

Haverford College, Haverford, PA

ASL Club of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Kinize Elementary School, Chicago, IL

“Crip Slam” University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Empire State Association of The Deaf, NYC

Millennium Stage, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Center, Washington DC

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry, FL

Walden School, Pasadena, CA

Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA

Deaf Man Show II, Seattle, WA

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

Florida School for the Deaf, St Augustine, FL

St Catherine College, Windsor, Canada

Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Central Institute for the Deaf, St Louis, MO

Lafayette Elementary School, San Diego, CA

Hall walls Performing Arts, Buffalo, NY

CSUN, Northridge, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

ASL Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI

Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

Deaf Man Show, Seattle, WA

Austine School for the Deaf, Brattleboro, VT

Deaf Expo Convention, Long Beach, CA

 Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA

Bloomfield Hills School, Bloomfield, MI

Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

New Jersey Association of the Deaf Comedy Hours, Morrisville, NJ

St Francis School for the Deaf, Brooklyn, NY

Eglin Public Library, Eglin, IL

Coors Brewery, Boulder CO

La Mesa Middle School, San Diego, CA

Ohio School for the Deaf, Columbus, OH

Mantua Elementary School, Mantua, VA

George Washington University, Washington, DC

Sun Rise Theater, San Francisco University, SF CA

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Indiana Stories Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Grissom Jr. High school, Tinley Park, IL

PARID, Philadelphia, PA

Kentucky School for the Deaf, Danville, KY

ALDA National Conference, Chicago, IL

Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, Colorado Spring, CO

D.E.A.F Media, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA

Lake School for the Deaf, Lakeside, NJ

Sherwood Elementary School, Sherwood, IL

Wisconsin Deaf Association Conference, Delavan, WIS

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Alaska Association for the Deaf, Anchorage, AK

Highland High School, St. Paul, MN

University Of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Peace School, Chicago, IL

Highland Park High School, Highland Park, IL

Harper College, Palatine, IL

Poets’ Café, NYC

University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Islip Art Museum, Islip, Long Island, NY

MT Holyoke College, Hadley MA

Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

Theatre des Surds De Quebec, Montreal, Canada

Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ

The Cup Coffeehouse, Sedona, AZ

El Paso Gallery, El Paso, TX

New Mexico State University, Los Cruz NM

El Paso High School, El Paso, TX

Gallery 53 Artworks, Cooperstown, NY

Institut Raymond Dewar, Montreal, Canada

New York State Museum, Albany, NY

University Of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Temple Benia Shalom, Skokie, IL

Milwaukee Performing Art Center, Milwaukee, WI

Poetic Images, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ

Arizona State School for the Deaf, Tucson, AZ

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Hinsdale South High School, Hinsdale, IL

Danville elementary School, Danville, IL

Wells College, Wells, NY

Whitney Museum Of American Arts at Phillip Morris, NYC

The West Kortright Centre, Catskills, NY

Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, Canada

Saskatchewan Writers Guild 21st annual Conference, Regina, Canada

Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

Writer Community Project, Syracuse, NY

Queen Public Library, Queen, NY

Knitting Factory, NYC

Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

North County Library System, Watertown, NY

Canada Hearing Society, Hamilton, ONT

Colorado College, Colorado Spring, CO

Deaf Poetry series at Jazzberry, Rochester, NY

Poets of the World, UNITE! Rochester NY

Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY

Friends and Artist Theater, Los Angles, CA

Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WIS

Rensselaer County Council on Arts, Troy, NY

Schoharie County Council on Arts, Cobleskill, NY

Manhattan Theater Club, NYC

Catskills Cultural Center, Arkville, NY

Coventry Village Library, Cleveland, OH

Unison Learning Center, New Paltz, NY

MIRID, Macomb Community College, Mt Clemens, MI

The Loft, Minneapolis, MN

Deaf Culture Celebration, Sturbridge, MA

Churchville Elementary School, Churchville, NY

Solebury School, New Hope, PA

Monroe County Prison, Rochester, NY

St. Lawrence University, Clinton, NY

Jamaica Plain Cultural Center, Boston, MA

Boston College, Boston, MA

Rochester City School#9, Rochester, NY

Alice Austin Theater, SUNY, Geneso, NY

Detroit Art Museum, Detroit, MI

Writers League of Boston, Trident Booksellers and Café, Boston, MA

Sever Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Writers Resource Center of Toledo, Toledo OH

CYNRID, Syracuse, NY

St Mary School for the Deaf, Buffalo, NY

Penny Lane, Boulder, CO

Just Buffalo Literary Center, Buffalo, NY

Wells College, Well, NY

Olean Public Library, Olean, NY

Summer Scientific Institute For Associate, Rochester, NY

AEI Summer Institute, Rochester Memorial Art Museum, Rochester, NY

Hot House, Berkeley, CA

Northern Essex Community College, Haverford, MA

Monroe County Prison, Rochester, NY

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

Poet in Residencies

Creative Arts Across Disciplines Initiative at Vassar, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Sign Language Research Lab, University of Haifa. Haifa, Israel.
Utah State School for the Deaf, SLC, UT.
Atlanta Day School for the Deaf, Atlanta, GA
Deaf Jam Poetry Tour in Germany
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.Siena School of Liberal Arts, Siena, Italy
DeSale Center on Deafness, Brooklyn, MI Lexington School for the Deaf, Queen, NY Western PA School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA
Deaf Jam Poetry, City Lore, NYC
American Sign Language Club, Tokyo, Japan
Visual Playwrights Retreat, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
Eastern Correctional Prison, White Plain, NY
Deaf West Summer Theater School, Los Angeles, CA
The Cultural Affairs Committee, Nyborg, Denmark
West Chicago School District, West Chicago, IL
Young Audience of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
St. Rita School for the Deaf, Cincinnati OH
Shakespeare Project, Yale University, New Heaven, CT
Denmark Association of the Deaf, Coppenghan, Denmark
Denmark Association of the Deaf, Arhus, Denmark
The Teachers Resource Center, Trondheim, Norway
Rochester School for the Deaf, Rochester, NY
Deaf Art Now, Stockholm, Sweden
Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis, IN
Ice Break Residency. Alaska Association for the Deaf
Ragama Dance Theater, Minneapolis, MN
National Theater of the Deaf Summer Professional School, Chester CT.
Fanwood School for the Deaf, White Plains, NY
Lakeside School for the Deaf, Lakeside, NJ
Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights, NY
Urban Gateway, Chicago, IL
Luceriane Theatre, Paris, France
Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, Phoenix, AZ
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Philadelphia, PA
Sterk School for the Deaf, Newark, DEL
St. Mary School for the Deaf, Buffalo, NY
Writers and Books, Rochester, NY
Southwest Collegiate Institute, Big Spring, TX


  • CITE Faculty Development Grant Fellowship, Spring Semester 2014

  • The Neubauer Collegium Fellow Scholar, University of Chicago, Fall 2013-2015

  • Best Local Deaf Entertainer, Deaf Illinois Awards, Chicago, IL, 2006, 2011         

  • Silver Honor Video Category, Parent’s Choice, Parent’s Choice Foundation, 2001

  • Community Achievement Award, The Foundation for the Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation, 1996

  • Excellence in Teaching, Part Time Faculty Columbia College, 1997

  • Individual Artist Fellowship, Illinois Council Arts, 1994     

  • The Puffins Foundation, Sponsor for the performances at Luceriane Theater, Paris, France,1994

  • Individual Artist Grant, National Endowment for Arts, Randolph Gallery,1993

  • The Nathan Foundation (Private) El Paso, TX, 1992

  • Literature Division, New York State Council on the Arts, 1989

  • LIFT Grant, Arts for Greater Rochester, 1988

  • Literature Division, New York State Council on the Arts, 1988

  • Literature Division, New York State Council on the Arts, 1987

  • The Robert Frinsca Award for best integrations between Deaf and Hearing communities

            through Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1986

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