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"I believe that through Art Education we can break down boundaries, incite conversation, and create resilient voices that raise up communities. My practice focuses on collaborative creativity that challenges young people to work together, confidently share their own ideas, and learn the importance of listening to one another. I believe I am here to ask questions, rather than provide answers, and that we all grow by navigating them together. I encourage students to find their artistic spark and individual voice while also building skills in communication, critical thinking, and empathy."

Isabella Coelho is a performer, director, teaching artist, puppeteer, and musician. Most notably, she has served as the Park Kids teaching artist at Free Street Theater since 2013, where she has also created curriculum for summer programs with the Park District's Arts Xiii Camp the and Boys & Girls Club of West Pullman. As a performer Isabella has worked with Nashville Children's Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Cock and Bull Theatre, COR Theatre, Windy City Performs, Emerald City Theatre, Filament Theatre, and Birch House Immersive. She is a proud graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University where she focused on Directing and Theatre for Young Audiences.