Our workshop leaders are skilled in multiple performing arts disciplines, both as talented performers and as gifted teachers. Emphasis is placed on helping youth to actively engage in the creative process, to gain performing skills and confidence, and to develop a deeper understanding of cultural traditions – all while having fun!
A Reveler since childhood, Emilie Moore has grown up with a foundation of traditional music, dance and drama, and of course a delightfully large and loving Revels family. She helped inaugurate the Education Workshops in 2010 as the assistant and coordinator of all three classes, a role she maintained through the next two years. She continued to work more intensely with the 2nd-3rd Workshop, assisting Emma Jaster and co-teaching with Danny Pushkin, coupled with being the on-call substitute for all other workshops. Accompanying her experience in the land of education, she has worn many hats in the Revels community, both onstage and off. From Production Assistant, to Props Crew, to May Queen, she has tried it all! She has stage managed the children’s chorus for many years, working closely with the children’s directors in both May and Christmas. Wherever there are children in Revels, you will find Emilie there, too! Since 1997 she has been fully immersed in the kinds of seasonal celebrations that form the core of Revels and are the bedrock of the education programs. She is passionate about educating the next generation, but more importantly doing so surrounded by the joy, health, love and peace that encompass Revels.
Christine is a graduate of The George Washington University where she majored in Theater and double minored in French Literature and History. There she was the recipient of the Presidential Scholar in the Arts scholarship for acting, participated in multiple department and student theater productions, and was a guide for the outdoor organization on campus. Since graduation she has participated in the vibrant DC theater community as both an actor and stage manager and was introduced to the Revels community when she stage managed The Christmas Revels 30th Anniversary production in 2012. She is delighted to be working as a Teaching Artist with Washington Revels after 7 seasons of assisting each of the after-school workshops. Her experience with children ranges from four summers as a counselor and paddling instructor at her favorite place on earth, Rockbrook Camp for Girls in Brevard, NC, to her work with the Smithsonian’s Tools of Discovery program which works in Pre-K and K classes in DCPS. She is a proud company member of Young Playwright’s Theater as well as a part-time teacher at Amazing Life Games Pre-School and a weekend trip leader for the City Kids Wilderness Project. You can also find her working as the Programs and Volunteer Manager at Washington Revels!
While you may recognize Oran Sandel from many years on the Washington Revels stage, Oran has been a teaching artist in the Washington area for 34 years. 23 of those years were spent with Arena Stage’s Living Stage, working with underserved youth of the DC area. After Living Stage, he spent six years as a lead trainer with the Shakespeare Theatre’s Classics in the Classroom teacher training program. He has been trained in arts integration with the A+ Schools Program (Greensborough) and the Kennedy Center, and is fully versed in aligning lessons to the National Standards, as well as the Standards for many states. By integrating arts with curriculum, he enlivens the process for all students, helping them to retain information by increasing the relevancy of the curriculum to their lives. In the field of Early Childhood Education, Oran co-created, with Living Stage founder Robert Alexander, the Children First preschool teachers’ training. At present, he is a regular visiting play specialist at Amazing Life Games Preschool, a consultant with the Early Childhood division at Centronia, and a teaching artist with Adventure Theater.