FOUNDER + Artistic Director
Inspiring people to discover their creative genius and grow artistically is Rachel's passion and life's work. She started INK Theater for the youngest among us to learn that they have unlimited potential to do extraordinary things. As an educator for the past 20 years, Rachel has written innovative curriculum and developed progressive educational programs (and pioneered a school!), coached individuals and classes of all ages in music, theater, and - her favorite - musical theater, and has traveled the globe bringing the hope and joy that only music and theater can bring to even the remotest villages in Africa. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Music with an educational focus from University of Wisconsin.
Theater Director + Acting Coach
Erin is an LA based actor with a background in screen acting, specializing in character development and script work. She loves seeing kids grow in their work as actors and character exploration through INK's process. Erin is currently co-directing the Fall '17 INK workshop and is looking forward to seeing what the kids create this season.
Preschool Director + Events
Brittany loves seeing children realize who they are as they reach their full potential through engaging, artistic experiences. Celebrating those victories is her jam. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education and holds many certifications (including autism speaks, DIR, social thinking, and SPD). She has several years experience as a kindergarten teacher, summer camp director, special educator, and most recently mommy extraordinaire and party planner. Most days you can find Brittany smiling, finding joy in the little things and making life a party.
Producer + Business Operations
Sarah Nicholas Cook is a Los Angeles based dancer with a Bachelor of Art in Dance from Belhaven University. She has performed in many classical ballet productions such as, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Stars and Stripes and The Nutcracker, as well as modern adaptations of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Cinderella. She enjoys working with kids of all ages, giving them the tools to unleash their creativity and use dance as a way to express themselves.
Strategic Development + Writing Coach
Courtney is a lover of words and how they can bring life to all things, whether it be through encapsulating dreams into a business plan or finding the most perfect way to put a thought on paper. Both creative and business minded, and having a heart for exploration, Courtney earned her B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Theater completing studies in Kentucky, London and Scotland. She joined the INK team not only to stand behind a mission she is passionate about, transforming education through the arts, but to both help develop and learn from the diverse range of INK kids and their creative minds.
Social Media Director
Savannah loves telling stories in any creative outlet! She sees the beauty in hard work and is a firm believer in process when it comes to creating shows, writing stories, creating dances, and even the lives of people. She has invested in every age group, from nannying young children, YOUTH programs, and gap year programs for young adults. She grew up doing musical theater, and some of her favorite shows were Grease, Suessical, and Curtains. She is a firm believer in the powerful voice of social media, and is passionate about spreading the message of INK to the world through this medium!