ANNETTE DANIELS TAYLOR

AnnetteDanielsTaylor@gmail.com; www.annettedtaylor.wix.com/annettedtaylor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE YOUNG AUDIENCES WESTERN NEW YORK BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Education Associate October 2011 – Present
      Represent Young Audiences WNY at private, public, and community, and media/press events Coordinate and organize summer and after-school youth programming Lead Professional development training for Board members, classroom teachers and teaching artists Update and create curriculum guides and program descriptions Assess programming through video, audio and written surveys Write, update, and publish content to digital media platforms

MUSEUM OF MOTHERHOOD NYC, NEW YORK
Theatrical and Performance Consultant – August 2011- Present
  A museum dedicated to the story and voice of mothers. Member of the Culture & Arts Committee.

MAMAPALOOZA FESTIVAL BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Regional Coordinator January 2006 - May 2009
     Coordinate activities of performing artists throughout the production process. Perform management activities such as budgeting, scheduling, planning, and marketing. Determine production size, content, budget; establish scheduling details and venues Conduct meetings with staff, venue rep, national and other regional Mamapalooza directors Perform administrative duties, preparing operational reports, designing programs and organize fundraising

BUFFALO ENSEMBLE THEATER BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Artistic Director Education August 2005 - December 2006
     Serve as liaisons between Buffalo Ensemble Theater and schools. Design theater education curriculum and lesson plans for elementary & middle school students Lead in-school and after-school acting workshops for middle school students Present staged school-time performances for academic enrichment

Independent Theatre Artist NYC, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami
Voice, Theater, Literary Artist and Educator September 1990 - Present
    Write plays, poems, songs and essays for performance and publication Collaborate with directors and cast to find the interpretation most suited to the role. Teach writing and acting workshops Recording artist and voice actor for games, commercials, in store promotions, music projects and narration.

EDUCATION
EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE, SUNY BUFFALO, NY Bachelor of Arts, Performance & Communication Candidate, June 2013 BOROUGH MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CUNY NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Associate of Arts, 1986 LEE STRASBERG THEATER AND FILM INSTITUTE NEW YORK CITY, NY

Niagara Falls. 2011 Presenter/Lead Teaching artist Underground Railroad Arts In Education Summer Institute. NY. we worked with an advisory committee to create a program around the history of the Underground Railroad in Western New York. Buffalo. 2012 Young Audiences Teaching Artist Training Toolbox. 2012 Whatcha Mean? Let’s a Zine! Literacy through Historical performance Houston Arts Partners Annual Conference. NY. Buffalo. 2011 Met Life Young Audiences National Signature Core Services Training. Learning. TX . 2010  Soul Portraits.Completed coursework towards Acting and Directing PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Presenter      The 4th Annual Anne Frank Project: Embracing Responsibility. Houston. With support from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Buffalo State College. NY 2012
 Nancy Goes to Seneca Falls: Literacy through Historical performance Patricia Cotsen 5th Annual Arts Abilities Conference. Innovate: Building 21st Century Skills through a Zine  The Art—and Science—of Learning” with Science writer Annie Murphy Paul  Do It Yourself! : The YALA How to Guide to Writing STEM Lessons
  Flip Films: The Art of Video and the Science of Storytelling Met Life Young Audiences IDEA Model Training. 2004 Drama-writing Workshop  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Participant New York State Arts Teachers Association. NY. Lead Teaching Artist Young Audiences of WNY had the unique opportunity in 2010. Atlanta. to spend several months developing a residency for school age students that would increase literacy and understanding of racial disparities. and access to African-American artists. Niagara Falls. Baltimore MD. 2012  Science Literacy/Science Learning: Using Trade Books to Deepen Understanding of Science Concepts and Improve Literacy Skills  "Arts. Mini Conference. in turn they feel no one wants to hear what they have . and the Brain. Stories Through the Microphone March 2010 to Present. Buffalo. GA 2011 Patricia Cotsen 3rd Annual Arts Abilities Conference. NY." led by Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute  Formative/Summative Assessment  Imagine. NY 2013  Computer animation Introduction  Exploring with Collage  Art Journal Rx Young Audiences National Annual Conference. SLAM poetry writing with Gayle Danley PROJECTS Underground Railroad in Western New York Residency October 2009 to Present. Buffalo. Young Audiences WNY Youth-at-risk-for-educational-failure and incarcerated youth feel many things and have much to say but often their literary confidence levels are low and so are their literacy skills. 2005 Mama Songs Performance Arts in Education Summer Institute. NY. 2012 Starting an Underground Railroad Residency Signature Core Services Training. We continue providing this residency in schools throughout the eight counties of Western New York each year. Create. Lead Teaching Artist. Buffalo.

Specifically Annette has had great success in working with youth at risk of educational failure and incarcerated youth.” 

. proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word. motivates others. understands feelings.Carla Marrazzo. Curators of Culture: Buffalo Style! June 2012 to Present. music. Director of Education. MySpace.I would!” – Andina Barone. provides feedback. Power point. and she's great at finding and expressing the full meaning of the text. and confident public speaker

 Interpersonal Skills: sensitive. 
I would recommend Annette for a position in the arts in education field with confidence.to say.” -Steve Breslin. shares credit. "Stories Through the Microphone" workshops and residency program encourages kids to use their voices and words as a way to learn more about themselves and their world by developing performance poetry skills. counsels. Excel. directs others. Flickr. and dance. her abilities are vast and her commitment to her craft is well-known in professional circles. manages conflict. speaks effectively. refine and build on new skills. delegates responsibility. connecting to a variety of artists. She has taken her projects above and beyond the original scope to continue to improve the outcomes. implements decisions. Knowledgeable with designing and updating websites. multi-tasks

 Management Skills: leads groups. and accepts responsibility

 Research and Planning: creates ideas. Inc. Young Audiences WNY “Annette is a profoundly talented and consummate professional.Shaun M. meets goals. 2009 RECOMMENDATIONS “Annette is a pleasure to work with. Writer. sets goals. theatre. keeps control over budget. for kids age 12-18. 2009 Moms Who Rock! Motherhood Foundation. experiencing a different art form. Program Coordinator Young Audiences WNY A summer program piloted by Young Audiences WNY with support from Erie County Primetime. Her energy is infectious. teaches/instructs. Twitter. Each time she has come prepared and delivered a variety of stellar performances that has raised the bar for the entire project. Breslin Studios . and social media such as FaceBook. supportive. blogs. and creating art! Topics include marketing. Translator. Editor. Experienced with Audacity and digital recording and editing software. leads group discussions. I have had the great opportunity to work with Annette on several projects from professional development. She is a delight to work with and to have on set. If I had the luxury of creating a role for Annette on every project . and listens attentively. to in-school core curriculum residencies to creation of new programs. In each instance Annette has shown a desire to learn. and VO Producer. cooperates. Vimeo. solves problems. Her expertise in her art form and passion for knowledge shines through. IMovie. including Windows and Mac. manages projects effectively. identifies problems. Casting Agent “Annette is a first class professional voice talent. architecture. gathers information. 
Propellerhead Media “Annette has an amazing voice. I have hired her on more than one occasion. takes charge. self-confident. Computer Skills: Ability to work with several operating systems. recording. Windows Movie Maker. 
 SKILLS AND ABILITIES Communication: writes clearly and concisely. negotiates/resolves differences. counsels/coaches. and assesses situations

 Organizational Skills: handles details. Mullins 
Owner/President. My clients have used her several times for high end broadcast television and radio productions and we have always been impressed with her range and professionalism. plans and arranges activities.” . meets deadlines. coordinates tasks. and more AWARDS AND HONORS Emmanuel Fried Artie Award for Outstanding New Play. publishing. Soundcloud. For 9 weeks Teen Curators of Culture focus on a new theme by exploring creative institutions.

2007 . Association of Teaching Artists.MEMBERSHIPS ASCAP 2005. Motherhood Foundation. 2009. 2008. Dramatists Guild.

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