Nikki M.

Education

Georgetown University, B.A. History, Psychology, Theater and Performance Studies

Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company, M.F.A. Acting

Childcare Experience

Voice and Speech Tutor
Providence, RI, 01/14 - 05/14
Girl, age 13

Teaching Artist and Day Counselor, Young Artists Summer Institute
Providence, RI, 07/13 - 08/13
Children, ages 10-17

Teaching Counselor, Young Artists Summer Institute
Providence, RI, 07/12 - 08/12
Children, ages 10-17

Performing Arts Counselor, Chevy-Chase YMCA
Bethesda, MD, 06/08 - 08/08
Children, ages 5-12

Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant for Voice and Speech
Brown University, 09/13 - 06/14

Assistant Editor of The Georgetown Independent
Georgetown University, 09/08 - 05/10

Usher and Box Office Assistant, Imagination Stage
Bethesda, MD, 05/08 - 08/08

Head Administrator, Director's Lab
Brown University, 06/13 - 12/13

About Me

Throughout undergrad and grad school, I’ve enjoyed doing work that helps kids find their voices, express themselves and use their imaginations, whether it’s through writing, crafting, building, playing pretend, or performing. I’ve taught and cared for kids of varying ages, from kindergardeners to high schoolers, from tutoring and caring for one child to teaching a class of 20. As a singer, violist and pianist, I love sharing music with kids and helping and teaching them to make music. I enjoy helping them become comfortable performing, speaking in public/giving presentations, or socializing. I also like helping them with strategies for their schoolwork and playing and learning with other languages. Most of all, I like to encourage them to try new things, have confidence in themselves and express themselves, while also remaining organized and being considerate of others.

Children constantly surprise and inspire me with their enthusiasm and their fresh perspectives—I enjoy listening to what they have to say and encourage them to communicate their thoughts. In my spare time, I love to create and communicate through music and theater. I enjoy baking, yoga, running, swimming, knitting, as well as going to plays, concerts and museums.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Tutoring and auditioning for roles in theater, film, and television.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Teaching and acting.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

Singing, violin, piano, drawing, painting, knitting, making friendship bracelets, French, Farsi, ping-pong, swimming and baking.