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Selected Lists Between 2008-2020


+ Department of Puppetry Arts, University of Connecticut, Online Graduate Certificate Program // DRAM5617 World Puppet Theatre & DRAM5613 Advanced Shadow Theatre

+ Arts Education and Community Engagement, Centennial College // AECE-703 Facilitation and Communication & AECE-725 Applied Ethics in Professional Practice


+ Newcomer Engagement Lead, MABELLEarts, Toronto

+ Director, Arts Programming, George Chuvalo Neighbourhood Centre, Toronto


+ Glendon College/York University, Toronto

+ Central School of Speech and Drama, London

+ Wabash College, Indiana

+ Bucknell University, Pennsylvania

+ Luther College, Iowa

+ Access Asia Festival, Montreal

+ Cirque du Soleil, Montreal

+ Linden Center, Yunnan China

+ Confucius Institute, University of Minnesota

+ Reitveld Academy, Amsterdam

+ China Culture Center, Beijing China



+ Droom Theatre, Rotterdam Netherlands

+ Saint Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Minnesota

+ Penumbra Summer Institute, Minnesota

+ Minneapolis Public Schools, Minnesota

+ Boys and Girls Club of America, Minnesota

+ Arts Center on 7, Minnesota



+ Indiana Children's Museum, Indiana

+ Puppeteers of America National Festival 2015, Connecticut

+ Atlanta Center for Puppet Arts, Georgia

+ Virginia Fine Arts Museum, Virginia

+ Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minnesota

+ In The Heart of the Beast Theatre, Minnesota

+ Confucius Institute of Minnesota, Minnesota

+ New York Mills Cultural Center, Minnesota

+ St. Mary's University, Minnesota

+ COMPAS Rostered Teaching Artist 2008-2013, Minnesota


2020 "Festivalization Impacts and Contemporary Chinese Puppetry" Asian Association for Performance Annual Conference, Online

2018 “Immaterial Remains: radical traditionality and the (im)possibilities of

preserving China's shadow puppet tradition”, Asian Association for

Performance Annual Conference, Boston


2018 “Illuminations: Puppet-Theatre Methodologies and Shadow Dramaturgies”,

Co-presented with Gabe Levine and Jordan Tzouhas, Fresh Ideas in

Puppetry Festival and Conference, Toronto

2017 "Get Them While They're Young: diversifying the field of puppetry in North America," paper presentation, Puppeteers of America National Conference and Festival, St. Paul Minnesota

2017 "Performing Others, Seeing Ourselves", Roundtable Discussion, Puppeteers of America National Conference and Festival, St. Paul Minnesota

2016 "The Conduit: An Introduction to Chinese shadow puppets" workshop, Asian Association for Performance Annual Conference, Chicago

2015 “Research practitioners//Practitioner Researchers: bridging the gap between artists and scholars,” Puppeteers of America 2015 National Festival Critical Exchange, University of Connecticut


2015 “Chinese Shadow Puppetry’s Changing Apprentice System:     Questions of Continuance and a Survey of Remaining Shadow Puppet Practitioners in Mainland China 2008-2013,” Asian Association for Performance Annual Conference, Montreal *Emerging Scholar Award


2014 “A Revolution in Chinese Shadow Puppetry: a case study of a puppet form’s transition from folk to modern commercialism,” Institut International De La Marionette, International Colloquium; Charleville, France


2014 “Chinese Shadow Puppetry’s Future in the Avant Garde,” Performance Studies International Conference #20; Shanghai, China


2014 “Finding a Way-In: Tacit Knowledge and Apprenticeship as Research

Methodology,” Concordia University’s Graduate Humanities Conference;



2013 “Chinese Shadow Puppetry’s Practitioners,” US China People’s Friendship Association, National Conference; Richmond, Virginia


2012 “Navigating Survival: Can Chinese Shadow Puppetry Survive the Digital Age?” Chinese Shadow Puppet Symposium at the Ballard Institute of Puppetry, University of Connecticut



2011 “Migration of Shadows,” CHIME European Foundation for Chinese Music Research, Asian Performance Conference; Royal Holloway, England

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