Alexandra has been in theater her whole life from school plays and community theater as a youngster to college as a theater major at Western Michigan University where she directed and performed in peer education theater. She also created, directed and performed People with the Puppets, mentoring teen performers and script writers for a project bringing health education to elementary children in a way they can understand and relate to. She then spent 15 years touring Europe as a street performer with her partner and children, learning the arts of circus and theater in the round. She eventually found her way back to California, her native land, and has been teaching theater, juggling and social emotional learning in local schools. She is trained in and teaches Restorative Justice Practices, Toolbox, Awakening Wisdom and Positive Discipline and is excited and honored to work with 6th Street Theater students!
Eileen has taught theater, musical theatre workshops, playwriting, and directed summer theater camps, for nearly 20 years. She holds a B.S. in Children's Theater, a BA in Communication and an AA in Theater Arts, from Brigham Young University. As Outreach Coordinator for Noorda Regional Theatre Center for Children and Youth in Orem Utah, from 2011 to 2014, Eileen taught playwriting and directed plays for tours, co-directed the theatre summer camps and staged her signature ‘Musical-in-a-Week’ theatre programs. In 2013 Eileen was a National Dramaturg Winner with Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (KCACTF). This summer she is a musical theatre director for Kid ‘n Dance Musical Theater in Lafayette, Ca.