An artist and educator for what seems like her entire life, Ilyse has been seen onstage and TV across the country. You may catch her enjoying Dunkin’ Donuts coffee or greeting you as your friendly neighborhood CVS pharmacist. Onstage, she has played roles ranging anywhere from a dancing mouse to a grief-stricken mother. Ilyse is an award-winning director and choreographer having received two Elliot Norton Awards, including one for Best Choreography for her original work on the World Premiere of Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet. Ilyse teaches dance, drama, theater history, story adaptation, and acting for students who span the ages of 16 months to 96 years. Ilyse holds a BS in Communication/Theater from Northwestern University, certification in theater from the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. She teaches public speaking, storytelling, and presentation skills for Mohr Collaborative and Ovation. Ilyse sits on the StageSource Board and is the Clerk for TCBF.