Ian S.

Education

Drew University, B.F.A. Theatre Arts

Childcare Experience

Babysitter
Summit, NJ, 04/11 - 06/13
Boy, age 10-12; girl, age 8-10

Education Intern
Morristown, NJ, 02/13 - 05/13
Children, ages 6-13

Assistant Director, Young Performers Workshop
Hackettstown, NJ, 07/13 - 08/13
Children, ages 8-18

Professional Experience

Freelance Lighting Designer
New York, NY, 05/12 - Present

Waitstaff, Sterling Affair Catering
New York, NY, 06/12 - Present

Design Assistant, Drew University
Madison, NJ, 08/12 - 05/13

Ambassador Coordinator, Drew University
Madison, NJ, 03/12 - 05/13

Manager, The Other End Cafe
Madison, NJ, 01/11-05/12

About Me

Growing up in a single mother household, I learned the value of family. After the death of my father, our family grew very close. Being one of four siblings, I was always given the chance to discover my sense of self with the support of an incredible family. My family has taught me everything I know: to stand up for myself, to ask for help, to take risks, to learn from mistakes, and to never give up on a dream.

I have brought that fun, supportive energy to every facet of my life. Whether it be teaching Newark high school students about theatre, singing a cappella at elementary schools, or teaching tap dance to young artists at the Young Performers Workshop, I want to work with children because I believe they have the greatest capacity to teach us about ourselves. Children inspire me to be a better performer, brother, and person. I have always said I want to be a kid when I grow up. What I mean to say is, I want to maintain that childlike sense of wonder and discovery which we often lose sight of as adults. I believe childcare should make children feel like anything is possible if they are given the opportunity to challenge themselves.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Freelance light designing and auditioning for theatre.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Devising, creating, and producing theatre with a small ensemble of artists.

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

I love cooking, longboarding, playing volleyball, basketball, and football, dancing, animal impersonations, playing board games, beatboxing, singing, and coloring. I also love playing Legos with kids.