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Khristal C.

Education

University of Utah,
B.F.A. Theatre: Actors Training Emphasis

New York University Steinhardt School,
M.A. Educational Theatre Colleges and Communities

Childcare Experience

Part-Time Babysitter: On Call
Brooklyn, NY, 05/17 - Present
Boy, 3 years old

Part-Time Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 02/13 - 01/14
Twins (boy + girl) aged 4 years old

Nanny from 2012 - 2014, now a part-time babysitter
New York, NY, 05/12 - Present
Boy (2 in 2012), Girls (Born in 2013)

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, NY, 04/13 - Present
Boy (11 Months in 2013)

Professional Experience

Teaching Artist
New York, NY, 04/12 - 05/17

YMCA Theatre Specialist
New York, NY, 08/12 - 06/13

Deputy Director + Facilitator
New York, NY, 09/14 - 12/16

Devised Theatre Project Founder and Director
New York, NY, 01/17 - Present

About me

I have an M.A. Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities from the New York University Steinhardt School, and a B.F.A. in Theatre from the Actors Training Program at the University of Utah.I am an organized, detail-oriented, and communicative person. I am passionate about building community and cultivating creativity in young people.

As a teacher and child care provider, I am patient, collaborative, and focused. When working with young people, I strive to facilitate a fun, inclusive, child-centered process to the kids I work with-whether as a teacher or as a babysitter. I recognize that every family is unique and will have varying needs and expectations-my ability to be both flexible, organized, and communicate clearly helps with this.

I have been working as a child care provider on and off for many years and have extensive experience in childcare-both as a short-term babysitter for families over time and long-term nanny. In addition to child care for families, I am an experienced teacher and mentor and have worked with young people of all ages (toddler-young adult) in this capacity.

In addition to child care, I am an experienced teacher and curriculum builder. I currently facilitate theatre-based classes with multiple age groups from toddlers to young adults. In March 2017, I founded the Devised Theatre Project, an organization that provides free weekly theatre classes to teens currently living in the NYC shelter system. The pilot program is off to a successful start and currently in progress at the CAMBA Flagstone Family Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

I also have previous experience devising and directing theatre, developing theatre-based curriculum, and workshop facilitation for a wide variety of communities including youth in arts-based after school programming at the YMCA, juvenile-justice involved adolescents in NYC, and at-risk youth attending Lafayette Academy Alternate Learning Center in the Bronx.
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I have professional child care experience with...

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Teenagers
  • Twins
  • Multiples
  • Special Needs

I will be SmartSitting while...

When I'm not babysitting I might be found teaching, hiking, making theatre, attending concerts, playing the piano, dancing, reading, spending time with my cat, and volunteer dog walking at Barc Animal Shelter.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

In five years I hope to be enrolled in a PhD program for Applied educational theatre, enjoying my NYC life!

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

Theatre making, critical thinking, storytelling, creative movement, patience, and goal-oriented thinking.


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