Sara-GSara G.

Three Words that Best Describe Sara:  Warm, Engaging, Adaptable

Artistry and Special Skills:  Actor, Singer, Dancer, Playwright, Shakespeare Instructor

Sara was born and raised just outside of Charm City, Baltimore. She graduated from New York University with honors and received a BFA in Drama. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and is a published playwright.

Childcare Experience:  Sara has been babysitting, tutoring, and teaching children since she was sixteen years old. For the past four years, she’s had the pleasure of teaching Shakespeare at a private school on the Lower East Side with budding Shakespeareans ranging in age from eight to thirteen. She has also been a devoted nanny to various NYC families with children ranging in age from sixteen months to ten years. Nothing makes Sara happier than finding ways to engage children through the arts. Whether it’s doing ballet with her two-year-old ward or sending literary feedback to aspiring young playwrights through the organization Young Playwrights Inc., Sara is unshakable in her belief that when you nurture a child’s creativity, you empower them in a fundamental and permanent way.

Personal Interests:  Above all things, Sara loves learning. At NYU, she took classes in acting, singing, dance, playwriting, improvisation, and child-adolescent mental health studies—and she wishes she could have majored in all of them! A hands-on learner, Sara is happiest when actively involved in an activity. She loves sports and yoga, and will gladly roll around on the ground with any dog that is willing. Although her energy is abundant, Sara is also equally happy immersing herself in a good book, noodling on her guitar, or tackling a new recipe. Sara is always excited to master new skills, which is why teaching and babysitting have always been such a good fit. In the words of Oscar Hammerstein II, “If you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught.” And, indeed, Sara has learned from every single one of her brilliant students.

Personal quote:  “As a teacher of the performing arts, I’ve seen first-hand how fostering a child’s creativity can change his or her life. I’ve watched so many of my third grade Shakespeare students transform from shy and isolated to empowered and collaborative. It’s pure magic to watch the shift occur as they begin to trust themselves, develop language skills, work as a team, and release their inner goofballs! I believe that every child has something to say. It’s my job to create a safe space where they can feel heard.”

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