"I believe that small changes lead to big changes, and change leads to growth. I believe that small moments in the classroom can lead to big changes remembered in the body and acted upon in the rest of the world. As an arts educator, I strive to nourish listening, to nourish creativity, to challenge boundaries and to meet students where they are. I believe that collaborative relationships dedicated to learning, listening, processing and exploring create opportunity for feedback that provides a deeper understanding of ourselves and who is around us."
ANASTACIA NARRAJOS (She/Her) is a teaching artist, performer and theater maker based in Chicago. Her teaching artist career started at The University of Illinois at Chicago where she graduated with a BA in Theater Performance in 2018. Since then she has worked as an art educator across the city and is a member of teaching artist cohorts at Lifeline Theater, Raven Theater, and Steppenwolf Theater Company. Anastacia (or Ana for short) is an active theater maker and performer, is an ensemble member with Walkabout Theater Company, and is a lifelong learner. Her practice strives to center the healing and transformative nature of theater and art making.