Paula Wilson

Paula W.

Sunnyside, NY

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Paula delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 1996

Paula W. is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts (Design and Production), Pomona College (Dance and Theatre Management), The New School University (Screenwriting and 3rd World Cinema), and the Alvin Ailey School Professional Division.
She has taught English, reading, writing, musical theater, dance, and playwriting to students ages 3-adult in the US, Asia, Europe, and South America. She has also served as an English teacher for various corporations, including KPMG and MultiChannel. She co-authored a series of textbooks on using Musical Theater in the ESL classroom, and subsequently presented her work as as an invited speaker at TESOL New England 2010 and TESOL Arabia 2012 in Dubai. She currently writes for several online publications under her own byline. When not writing, she is the Owner/Director of Pepsqually VO and Sound Design, Inc., a small voice over and dubbing firm focused on English-language adaptation and dubbing for foreign language cartoons. She is also the Artistic Director of The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI), a series of dance camps and workshops for adults who dance. She has danced, taught, and performed Argentine Tango since 2002 in the US, Asia, Europe, and South America. She is also an internationally-ranked West Coast Swing (WCS) dancer, and teaches at dance events around the US, as well as universities and summer dance programs. She teaches regular weekly partner dance classes in NYC, as well as teaching privately.

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Experience

Owner/Director
Mar 2014 - Present
Pepsqually VO and Sound Design, Inc.

Casting and performance direction for voice over for cartoons, commercials, and educational programming for companies in the US, Asia, Europe, and South America. Flap-adaptation, script adaptation, and copy writing for voice over. 14 years experience as a voice over artist, prior to shifting in to directing projects.

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Artistic Director
Aug 2012 - Present
The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI)

- Creator and founder of The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI).
Curriculum design, website creation and maintenance, hiring, scheduling, travel coordination, fundraising, budgets, etc. for a year-round series of dance camps and workshops geared entirely towards adults who dance.

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Freelance CopyWriter and Editor
Jan 2011 - Present
Pepsqually Productions

- Daily article writer for Celebrity Networth
- Daily blog writer for Water My Blog (Boston, MA)
- Scriptwriter for Human Focus - Educational Videos (Surrey, UK)
- Commercial copywriter for AIMViz (UAE) and TDA Enterprises (Canada)
*Full writing resume available upon request

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English Teacher
Oct 2010 - Sep 2011
KPMG, Standard & Poors, MultiChannel

Taught group classes and private lessons for executives and staff at multiple corporations in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Musical Theater Director, Dance, Visual Art, and English Teacher
Feb 2009 - Oct 2010
Hello Kid Actor (HKA) Program - Seoul, South Korea; Gaon Language School, Seocho, Suwon, South Korea

- Taught English Musical Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Phonics, Conversation, and Comprehension to students ages 3 to adult
- Developed the curriculum for the HKA academic program, including writing the 1st and 4th grade textbooks for the 2010–2011 academic year, and the textbooks for the HKA summer and winter camps.
- Wrote, directed, and choreographed three full-scale musicals for HKA participants
- Developed the curriculum and taught phonics for 200 four to six- year-olds at the Gaon Language School
- Co-designed and implemented an English “Immersion”program for 45 six and seven-year-olds at the Gaon Language School.

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Education

B.A. - Liberal Arts (Focus: Screenwriting and 3rd World Cinema)
Sep 2004 - Jan 2006
The New School University
Certificate - Dance
Sep 2000 - Jun 2001
Alvin Ailey School Professional Division
B.A. - Movement Studies and Theater Management
Aug 1997 - May 2000
Pomona College
Diploma - Design and Production
Sep 1993 - Jun 1997
Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Languages

Korean
Limited Proficiency
Portuguese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Works-in-Progress Residency Grant
Apr 2011
The Writer's Ranch
Ohzemidong Production Grant
Jul 2010
Ohzemidong - Seoul, South Korea
Undergraduate Research Grant in Dance
Apr 1999
Pomona College
Choreography
Mar 1997
Moss Hart

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Sep 2002

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Photos & Videos

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West Coast Swing "Jack and Jill" at DCSX 2014. In a "Jack and Jill" couples are paired randomly and the music is chosen randomly.
The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI). Artistic Director - Paula Wilson. Next intensive - August 13-16, 2015. www.tipdi.com
Photo by Paula W.

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Danielle M. Apr 7, 2017
English · In studio

When I started my English lessons with Paula I considered myself a weak reader, and writer. Paula opened a huge door for me, guiding me through the material, and answering all my questions. She listened wholeheartedly, and tailored the lessons to support my needs. She's supportive, compassionate, kind, and incredibly intelligent. I would absolutely recommend Paula as a teacher. She won't let you down!

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