"The body is an incredible instrument that we use to speak, to rock out, walk, boogie, express, signify and croon. The body can captivate audiences or communicate to a friend. A person can personally and professionally take flight, gaining confidence through becoming familiar with themselves, their bodies and their artistry"
Charity ran away with both opera and the circus.Their vocal skill continues to take them on the jazz, theater and classical stages like Portland Opera and Opera Theater Oregon. Charity is a previous member and troupe liaison of Sky Circus, a continuing guest member with Wanderlust Circus, Caravan of Glam and recently accepted a position with Literary Art's WITS program (writers in the schools) for Arts Journalism.
They are a multi-media creative and arts journalist with a passionate belief in the importance of receiving and processing information somatically to further understand the world around us. Their articles, opinions, photography and illustrations have been published in the Willamette Week, The Portland Mercury, Northwest Kids Magazine, Portland Family Magazine, The Drainage Magazine and more. They've covered a myriad of music festivals, interdisciplinary events and have directed projects aimed to preserve and project ethnic American history while responding supportively to communities made of different experiences.
Teaching kids ages 1-100 to fly and tumble in Echo Theaters physical theater program which is tailored to grow great human beings more than competitive athletes and artists. Areas of focus are dance trapeze, silks, flexibility and tumbling.
Teaching and coaching in voice, cirque, dance and theater for the recreational, developing and professional artist.
Planning curriculum for groups and individuals and teaching kids and adults to become the rock stars they always wanted to be through what they want to sing, coaching them in repertoire, and supporting them in concerts.
Group and solo piano lessons using the Faber books and teaching kids and adults to learn AND enjoy piano.
Directing childrens after school choral groups in the Portland area and supporting them in recitals.