"As a teaching artist, it is my mission to create spaces for students where artistic expression and empathy are strengths in a polarized world. As a perpetual student, I aspire to learn as long as I teach and teach everything I learn, and believe that a classroom functions on collaboration and mutual respect. I aim to cultivate safe classrooms centered around deep listening, compassion, and storytelling in order to dismantle cycles of shame and empower students’ voices to enhance problem-solving, confidence, and creativity."
LIV SHINE (She/Her) is an actor and teaching artist born and raised in Chicago. After being influenced by the teaching artists in her own life, Liv went on to work with Raven Theatre and McCutcheon Elementary, where she has led workshops on acting and poetic writing. She has also worked with PACTT Learning Center, where she taught Shakespeare classes to individuals on the autism spectrum, and recently became a founding member of Spectrum Shakespeare, a Chicago-based theatre company dedicated to creating specialized Shakespeare performances for autistic individuals. As an actor, Liv is a recent graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University and is represented by Paonessa Talent.