Curriculum Vitae

Education

Arizona State University

Degree Conferred   Master of Fine Arts | May 2015
Major   Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Performance
Institutional Honors Campus GPA   4.0

California State University, Fresno

Degree Conferred   Bachelor of Arts | August 2006
Major   Theatre, Acting
Institutional Honors   Dean’s Medal – College of Arts and Humanities, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Campus   GPA 3.84

Allan Hancock College

Degree Conferred   Associate in Arts | May 2003
Major   Liberal Arts | Transfer Studies
Institutional Honors   Graduated with Honors
Campus GPA   3.74


Employment

June 2015 – Present
Obscura Digital
Position Interactive Engineer
Responsibilities

  • Pulls together input from other project team members into a cohesive and stable showready system.
  • Sets up, calibrates, and operates show systems onsite often under extreme deadlines and pressure.
  • Works with media team on specifying playback conditions and templates for proper content display and manage media assets.
  • Applies best practices for efficient and effective development; looks for opportunities to streamline and fully use current and new technology solutions.
  • Works closely with the Director of Software and Project Managers to ensure projects are delivered on time, to a strong level of quality and with expectations of high uptime.
  • Maintains an inclusive process that empowers entire project team to contribute to final results.
  • Identifies areas that require attention and works with the Director of Software to ensure time and resources are dedicated to continually improving our situation and reducing areas of concern.
  • Keeps the Director of Software and Project Managers fully informed on problems and progress.
  • Stays current on relevant technology and conducts necessary research and development testing to assess emerging technology options.
  • In crisis, assists the Director of Systems in pulling together resources to explore alternatives in ensuring 100% project uptime.
  • Contribute to in house prototype development and maintenance
    • Blackbird – large form transparent LCD installation system
    • Eglass – Elgass as individually assignable projection surfaces
    • LED – Work with large format LED displays and technologies
    • Realtime rendering – Experiments with various realtime rendering techniques

January 2017
Yale | TouchDesigner Workshop
Position Workshop Instructor
Responsibilities

  • Basic and intermediate principles of programming in TouchDesigner.
  • Principles of composition for interactive media.
  • Course development, refinement, and adaptation.
  • Student mentoring and direction based on in-workshop questions.
  • Production of asynchronous support materials.

July 2016
John Hopkins University | Virtual Reality & Emerging Technologies
Position Workshop Instructor
Responsibilities

  • Introduction of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality concepts.
  • Presentation of broad concepts across disciplines and presentation forms.
  • Workshop facilitation aimed at helping participants wrestle with the challenges of ideation, budgeting, concept presentation, and collaboration.

April 2015
Derivative Workshops West
Position Workshop Instructor
Responsibilities

  • Basic and intermediate principles of programming in TouchDesigner.
  • Principles of composition for interactive media.
  • Course development, refinement, and adaptation.

Summer 2014
University of Jacksonville
Position Guest Artist
Responsibilities

  • Basic and intermediate principles of programming in Isadora.
  • Principles of composition for interactive media and dance.
  • Facilitate student learning around concepts of digital media authorship.
  • Facilitation and encouragement for self-directed learning.
  • Course development, refinement, and adaptation.

2012 – 2015
Arizona State University
Position Teaching Assistant
Responsibilities

  • Facilitate student learning around concepts of digital media authorship.
  • Development of online discussions and lessons around issues of copyright, ownership, and authorship.
  • Demonstration and instruction of appropriate encoding, and distribution techniques.
  • Facilitation and encouragement for self-directed learning.
  • Course development, refinement, and adaptation.

2009 – 2012
The Center for Engagement, Learning, and Teaching (CELT), Keene State College
Position Rich Media Specialist
Responsibilities

  • Partner with faculty to research, design, and develop rich media projects that support teaching and learning
  • Remain current with Creative Commons licenses
  • Engage in individual and collaborative professional development on rich media and mobile technology use for teaching and learning
  • Assist with planning and presentations at CELT/AT hosted events and other College events as appropriate
  • Share expertise with audiences within and outside of the KSC community through formal and informal presentations
  • Regularly contribute to CELT/AT blog, wikis, and other collaborative publications and media
  • Produce rich media content, when appropriate, to support faculty projects/initiatives
  • Develop and deliver faculty professional development opportunities for basic skills in instructional uses of rich media and/or mobile technology
  • Collaborate with CELT staff to develop and deliver professional development opportunities arise. Format includes but not limited to: hands-on workshops, presentations, facilitating user-group(s). Delivery includes traditional face-to-face, online, blended
  • Develop documentation
  • Create online and/or print resources that document the use of rich media and/or mobile technology for teaching and learning
  • Develop tutorials that provide examples of the use of rich media and/or mobile technology in teaching and learning
  • Collaborate with CELT colleagues to develop a team approach for managing and supporting academic technology projects and initiatives
  • Remain current with emerging technology and how it can be applied in an educational setting
  • Remain current with low-cost, easy-to-use audio, video, image, presentation editing tools
  • Remain current with low-cost, easy to use rich media distribution platforms (e.g. – YouTube, Flickr, archive.org)
  • Remain current with mobile technology
  • Support USNH (University System of New Hampshire) Academic Technology Committee
  • Produce rich media content for USNH Board of Trustees when appropriate
  • Contribute to the management and distribution of CELT’s online media – picture, video, and audio files

Initiatives and Project work

2011

iPad Users Group Media Support for the Coordinator of Experiential Education Mobile Technology Open Office Hours iSupport Website – record of institutional best practices associated with the use of iPads on campus Blackboard support – Grade Center, Student Assessment and Feedback Annual Presentation to the Board of Trustees Academic Technology Open Office Hours

2010

Dr. Candice Bosse, Curriculum / Pedagogy Development with Connant High School Dr. Maraget Walsh, Keene State Honors Program Interviews Stephen Haws, Modern Languages Student Interviews Dr. Susan Whittemore, Interactive Media and Student Engagement Dr. Darrell Hucks, Education without Boundaries Dr. Marjory Droppa, Undergraduate research with Google Docs Blackboard support – Grade Center, Student Assessment and Feedback Academic Technology Open Office Hours Annual Presentation for Board of Trustees Good Earth Bike Journey Deborah Black Charles Phillips, Instructional Video Development Experiential Education at Keene State Survey Whittemore Undergraduate Research Project – Student Interviews Keene State College Honors Program Sr. Exit Interviews

2005 – 2009
Upward Bound, Keene State College
Academic Year Position Upward Bound Program Counselor
Responsibilities

  • Counseling services for High School students including, but not limited to: Advising, Mentoring, Study Skill Development, College Prep Services
  • Student Recruitment Presentation (Creation, distribution, song and dance in schools)
  • KSC Upward Bound liaison to area High Schools: Monadanock Regional High School, Green Mountain Union High School, Leland & Gray Union High School, Bellows Falls Union High School, Brattleboro Union High School
  • Media Coordination (Organization, distribution, archiving – summer video, pictures, interviews)
  • Program Technology needs (Organizing the computer lab for weekend workshops, advising for new purchases, general problem solving)
  • Workshop Presentation/Organization (Sr. Weekend, Jr. Weekend, Frosh/Soph day)
  • College Visits (Trips, Transportation, Interviews, Meals, Exploring campus, engaging with students, evaluating/debriefing after the tour)
  • Weekend Availability – Leadership conference, student workshops, academic prep
  • Tutoring – Algebra 1, English, Chemistry, Social Issues
  • SAT Prep Workshops – organizing workshops, proctoring tests, scoring tests, study sheets
  • Social Media Technology Solutions
  • Bound Sound – Student News Letter

Summer Position
Upward Bound Live in Teacher / Counselor / Resident Director / Program Administrator
Responsibilities

  • Residential Director
  • Teaching – Performing Arts (05, 06, 07, 08), Design/Computer Technology (06, 08)
  • Elective Offerings – Decoding Shakespeare, Philosophy/Comparative Religious Study, Social Dance
  • Train / debrief new staff – includes providing counseling / mentoring services, running orientation meetings, facilitation of large group discussions, discussion of specific component responsibilities
  • Movement and More – component coordinator 05, organizer / coordination supervisor to some degree every summer
  • Student Governing Board – Training (students and staff) and serving on the student run board which governs the community
  • Supervise Students and Staff in a residential setting
  • Technology Liaison to KSC during the summer
  • Troubleshoot individual student emergencies- emergency room visits, police, family crisis, etc.
  • Organize and Facilitate all activities on the Boys Floor – meetings, bonding activities, etc.
  • Facilitation of Community Meeting
  • Staff Meeting – Minutes, facilitate discussions, and manage community issues
  • Leaves of Absence – manage all summer leaves taken by students
  • Constant Proactive engagement of students and staff
  • Tutoring for any class during the summer

Honors, Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

2015

AriZoni Nomination for Artistic Specialization (Media Design) | romeoandjulietVOID

Herbert Smith Family Graduate Fellowship in Theatre

Katherine K. Herberger Scholarship Recipient

Arizona State University School of Film, Dance, and Theatre Fellow

Orange Theatre Group Digital Performance Lab | Resident Artist

2014

Herbert Smith Family Graduate Fellowship in Theatre

Katherine K. Herberger Scholarship Recipient Arizona Art Tank Finalist

Arizona State University School of Film, Dance, and Theatre Fellow

AriZoni Nomination for Artistic Specialization (Media Design) | Before You Ruin It & The Fall of the House of Escher

AriZoni for Artistic Specialization (Media Design) | The Fall of the House of Escher

Orange Theatre Group Digital Performance Lab | Resident Artist

2013

Katherine K. Herberger Scholarship Recipient

Herberger Institute Alumni Scholarship Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Arizona State University School of Film, Dance, and Theatre Fellow

2012

Special Talent Award Recipient

Katherine K. Herberger Scholarship Recipient X-Act 2013 Grant Recipient

Arizona State University School of Film, Dance, and Theatre Fellowship Recipient

2006

Dean’s Medalist for the College of Arts and Humanities CSU, Fresno

Theatre Scholarship Recipient – Ina Gregg Thomas Memorial Scholarship and Edwin H. Lombard Oral Interpretation Scholarship

Adjudicator for the Fresno City College High School Theatre Festival

Original Choreography presented at the American College Dance Festival Association Informal Concert – “Anniversary”

2005

Theatre Scholarship Recipient – Ina Gregg Thomas Memorial Scholarship and Edwin H. Lombard Oral Interpretation Scholarship

Original Choreography selected to perform at Fresno City College – “Anniversary” co-choreographed and performed by Matthew Ragan, and Kelly Newsome

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival: Irene Ryan Acting Competition Nominee for Zoo Story

Travel Scholarship to London – London Odyssey: scholarship to travel to London for two weeks, and to attend 12 shows playing in a variety of venues in the West End.

2004

Theatre Scholarship Recipient – Ina Gregg Thomas Memorial Scholarship and Edwin H. Lombard Oral Interpretation Scholarship

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival: Irene Ryan Acting Competition Double Partner Finalist Partner for Blake Ellis, and Brandon Petrie

2001 – 2006

Dean’s list

2000

Recipient of Lompoc Valley Excellence in Drama Award


Teaching

Spring 2015

Arizona State University | FMP 255 – Media Authorship (online)

Arizona State University | FMP 255 – Media Authorship (face-to-face)

Arizona State University | THP 494/598 – Generative Media for Live Performance

Fall 2014

Arizona State University | FMP 255 – Media Authorship (online)

Arizona State University | AME 394 – Compositional and Computational Principles for Media Arts

Summer 2014

University of Jacksonville – Programming for Performance and Installation with Isadora

Spring 2014

Arizona State University | Teaching assistant for FMP 294 – Media Authorship (online)

Arizona State University | Teaching assistant for FMP 294 – Introduction to Animation (face-to-face)

Fall 2013

Arizona State University | Teaching assistant for FMP 294 – Media Authorship (online)

Spring 2013

Arizona State University | Teaching assistant for FMP 294 – Introduction to Animation (face-to-face)

Arizona State University | Teaching assistant for FMP 294 – Media Authorship (online)

Fall 2012

Arizona State University | Teaching Assistant for FMP 201 – Introduction to Film (online)

Arizona State University | Teaching assistant for FMP 294 – Media Authorship (online, and face-to-face)

Summer 2005 – 2009

Live-in Teacher / Residential Director / Live-in Administrator: Performing Arts (the Performing Arts course produced a student-generated evening production as a culminating performance), Modern Dance, Video Production

2003 – 2006

Alumni outreach – high school acting and dance workshops – Cabrillo Junior High School; Lompoc, California

2002 – 2003

Tutored Sociology, Philosophy, Biology, Astronomy, and English – Allan Hancock College; Santa Maria, California

Guest Lecturer

2013

Intro to Design – Brian Smallwood, Arizona State University

2011

Biology Senior Seminar – Dr. Jason Pellettieri, Keene State College

Methods 2 – Dr. Darrell Hucks, Keene State College

Integrative Qualitative Literacy – Dr. Tamara Stenn, Keene State College

Integrative Qualitative Literacy – Elli Caldwell, Keene State College

Integrative Qualitative Literacy – Mike Goudzwaard, Keene State College

Education Seminar – Dr. Ellen Nuffer, Keene State College

2010

Integrative Qualitative Literacy – Dr. Tamara Stenn, Keene State College

Integrative Qualitative Literacy – Elli Caldwell, Keene State College

Integrative Qualitative Literacy – Mike Goudzwaard, Keene State College

Biology and Endocrinology – Dr. Susan Whittimore, Keene State College

Health and Wellness – Dr. Margaret Henning, Keene State College

Computer Science Senior Seminar – Dr. Shari Bemis, Keene State College

Mass Communication and Journalism – Marilyn Pennell, Keene State College

Exercise Science – Dr. Marjory Droppa, Keene State College

Education Seminar – Dr. Ellen Nuffer, Keene State College

Biology Senior Seminar – Dr. Ken Bergman, Keene State College

Anthropology – Dr. Rosemary Gianno, Keene State College


Publications

Author / Co-Author

Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration. http://www.igi-global.com/book/research-perspectives-best-practices-educational/70783 Hucks, Darrell, and Matthew Ragan (2012).

Expanding Horizons in Teacher Education: Technology to Engage Learning and Enhance Teaching. Focus on Teacher Education vol. 11, no. 3: 1-5. http://www.acei.org/images/stories/TeachSpr12.pdf

Contributing Editor

Lechner, Patrik. Multimedia Programming Using Max/MSP and TouchDesigner. N.p.: PACKT, 2014. Print.


University Service

Keene State College

2011

Search committee member for the Director of TRiO programs on campus at Keene State College.

Organizational committee member for the University System of New Hampshire Academic Technology Institute

2008 – 2009

Organization Committee New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEEOA) Annual Regional conference

California State University, Fresno

2005 – 2006

Experimental Theatre Company (Student run Theatre company) Chair

2004 – 2005

Experimental Theatre Company (Student run Theatre company) Board Member


Conference Presentations

2015

American Theatre Educators Annual National Conference, “Remembering the Future: New Frontiers in Digital Performance” (Montreal, QC Canada)

2014

American Theatre Educators Annual National Conference, “Beyond Projection” (Tempe, Arizona)

Live Design International (LDi), “Projection 101” (Las Vegas, Nevada)

2012

University System of New Hampshire Academic Technology Institute, “Digital Equivalents” (Keene, New Hampshire)

New England Faculty Development Consortium – Great Gobs of Google (East Greenwich, Rhode Island)

2011

Edcamp Keene – DIY Digital Document Scanning (Keene, New Hampshire)

Edcamp Keene – The New York Experience, Creating Immersive Virtual Trips with Google Maps and other Low-Barrier Technologies

Campus Technology, Using Low-Cost, Low Barrier Technologies: How Web 2.0 is Changing Education (Boston, Massachusetts)

University System of New Hampshire Academic Technology Institute, “Do Good Work, and put it where people can see it: Open Educational Resources” (Conway, New Hampshire)

NERCOMP, Using Low-Cost, Low Barrier Technologies: How Web 2.0 is Changing Education (Providence, Rhode Island)

2010

Edcamp Keene: QR Codes and You (Conference Presentation)

Edcamp Keene: Creating Community Resources

New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC) – What is Social Media

New Hampshire Educational Opportunity Association (NHEOA): “Exploring New Ways to Communicate”

2009

New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEEOA): Technology, Students, and Social Media

Professional Development Presentations, Keene State College

2010

Using Wikis in the Classroom

Data in the Classroom

“Information Overload: Using RSS and Google Reader”

The Story’s in the Data: Demystifying Undergraduate Research

“YouTube is my Homework?!”

2009

Twitter – “Does it have a place in Education?”


Permanent Installations

2017

TBA

2016

Shantou University Graduation | Obscura Digital | TouchDesigner Programmer. Shantou, Guangdong Provence, China.

2015

SalesForce – Media System | Obscura Digital | TouchDesigner Programmer. San Francisco, CA.


Production and Performance Experience

2017

SalesForce – Media System | Obscura Digital | TouchDesigner Programmer. Dallas, TX.

Dallas Cowboys Stadium – Media System | Obscura Digital | TouchDesigner

2016

Shantou University Graduation | Obscura Digital | TouchDesigner Programmer. Shantou, Guangdong Provence, China.

IBERA | CheLA | TouchDesigner Programmer. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Shantou University Technion | Obscura Digital | TouchDesigner Programmer. Shantou, Guangdong Provence, China.

2015

Dallas Cowboys Stadium – Media System | Obscura Digital | TouchDesigner Programmer. Dallas, TX.

Shantou University Graduation | Obscura Digital | TouchDesigner Programmer. Shantou, Guangdong Provence, China.

Hydn: The Creation | ASU | Media Systems Consultant. Tempe, AZ.

arsRobtica Project | ASU | Media Designer, TouchDesigner Programmer. Tempe, AZ.

Beneath | ASU | Assistant Media Designer, TouchDesigner Programmer, System Designer. Tempe, AZ.

The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other | ASU | Media System Consultant, Generative Content Builder. Tempe, AZ.

Orange Theatre Company Spring Mixer | Independent Artist / Programmer | VJ, New System Designer / Engineer, TouchDesigner Programmer. Phoenix, AZ.

2014

The Veteran’s Project | ASU | Media Installation Programmer, Tempe, AZ.

romeoandjulietVOID | ASU | Media Designer, TouchDesigner Programmer. Tempe, AZ.

Vortext Immersion | Independent Artist / Programmer | TouchDesigner Programmer. San Diego, CA

TERRA TRACTUS The Earth Moves | Independent Artist / Programmer | Media Associate and Programmer. Branford, CT.

mAn T a RR AY a | Independent Artist / Programmer | Media and Systems Designer. Puebla, Mexico.

Wonder Dome | Media and Systems Designer, TouchDesigner Programmer. Mesa Arts Center, AZ.

Before You Ruin It | ASU | Media Designer. ASU Tempe, AZ.

2013

Asylum | ASU | Co-Media Designer. ASU Tempe, AZ.

The Fall of the House of Usher | ASU | Media Designer. ASU Tempe, AZ.

Concrete Matters | ASU | – Gallery Opening at Bragg’s Pie Factory | TouchDesigner programming for an interactive sculpture. Phoenix, AZ.

Soot and Spit | ASU | Isadora Programmer. ASU Tempe.

Theatre of Science Presents: Neuro | ASU | Media Assistant. ASU Tempe, AZ; Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ.

Echo | ASU | Media Design Consultant. Tempe, AZ.

X-Act | ASU | Media Designer. Tempe, AZ.

Half-way House | ASU | Media Designer. Phase 2 Production, ASU Tempe, AZ.

Sparrow Song | ASU | Media Artist, Binary Theatre. Tempe, AZ.

2012

¡Bocón! | ASU | Media Design Associate. Tempe, AZ).

Theatre of Science presents: The Oxytocin Pleasure Dome, and AlgaeNation led by Boyd Branch | ASU | Performer, Collaborator. Tempe, AZ.

A Circus School of Arizona Halloween Extravaganza | Independent Artist | Private Event. Stage Manager. Scottsdale, AZ.

Espionage en Couture | Independent Artist | Benefit fundraiser. Circus Performance. Scottsdale, AZ.

POVV | ASU | Media Installation. Tempe, AZ.

55 in Concrete | ASU | Lighting Installation. Tempe, AZ.

2011

Phyzgig | Independent Artist | A festival of physical comedy and performance in Portland, ME.

2010

Everybody Dances | Independent Artist | Community Dance Performance. Keene, NH.

David’s House Annual Fundraiser, Original Choreography on Aerial Fabric | Independent Artist | American School of Gymnastics, Keene NH.

Modern Dance Flash Mob – Local Farmer’s Market Awareness Community Event | Independent Artist

Cabaret Showcase of Circus Skills | Independent Artist | New England Center for the Circus Arts. Brattleboro VT.

2009

24 Hour Play Festival | Independent Artist | Hooker-Dunnam Theatre, Brattleboro VT.

2008

Keene State Dance Department Inspired by Kaddish | Independent Artist | Dancer. Keene, NH.

Keene State Evening of Dance – Pilobolus | Independent Artist | Dancer. Keene, NH.

2007

Dance Outreach with local elementary Schools – Pilobolus | Independent Artist | Elementary Schools, Monadanock Region.

Cabaret Showcase – Performance of original poetry | Independent Artist | Black box Theatre, Keene State College.

2006

Ten-Minute Plays | Independent Artist | Black box Theatre, Keene State College.

The Siren Song of Stephen Jay Gould | Independent Artist | Black box Theatre, Keene State College.

Agamemnon | Independent Artist | Main Stage, Keene State College.

Gymcraftics | Independent Artist | Gallery Opening.

Experimental Theatre Companies | Independent Artist | Student run Theatre company – First Staged Reading, and Original work by Mike Oldham “Waiting Room”.

Portable Dance Troupe – “Seven Deadly Sins” | CSU, Fresno | Main Stage CSU, Fresno.

2005

University Dance Theatre | CSU, Fresno | Student run / organized dance company – Original Choreography – “Anniversary”

The Fez | CSU, Fresno | Experimental Theatre Company, Student run Theatre company.

Portable Dance Troupe – “Colloquium” and “This is not the Tony Bennit Concert” | CSU, Fresno | Main Stage CSU, Fresno.

Henry IV | CSU, Fresno | Main Stage CSU, Fresno.

2004

Playwrites Theatre

Rhinoceros | CSU, Fresno | Main Stage CSU, Fresno.

Zoo Story | CSU, Fresno | Experimental Theatre Company, Student run Theatre company.

Into the Woods | CSU, Fresno | Main Stage CSU, Fresno.

Summer Workshop culmination performance – Diavolo: Fearless Flight | CSU, Fresno | Diavolo Intensive athletic, gymnastic, dynamic dance technique.

Portable Dance Troup – “Continued on D4” | CSU, Fresno | Main Stage CSU, Fresno.

2003

The Maderati | CSU, Fresno | Main Stage CSU, Fresno.


Movement Training

Circus

2006 – 2012

Fabric / Aerial Tissue, Handstands

Partner Acrobatics

Static Trapeze

Traditional Theatre and Dance Training

2009

Master Class – 500 Clown Theatre

2007

Master Class – Icelandic Dance Co.

2006

Master Class – Andre DeSheilds

ACDFA Workshops: Intermediate Ballet, Tai Chi Modern, Partnering, Engaging the Audience / Performance Skills; Physical Theatre; Feldenkrias; Modern Jazz; Advanced Acting: Scene Study; Tai Chi

2005

Balance Body Mind; University Dance Theatre; Modern Jazz; Ballet, Directing; Aikido; Physical Theatre; Modern Dance; Silent Acting; Elementary Gymnastics; Stage Combat workshop accompanying Henry IV

2004

Modern Jazz; Ballet; Advanced Acting: Period Styles; Diavolo Technique; Physical Theatre; Intermediate Acting; Dialects

2003

Ballet; Voice; Beginning Acting; Makeup Design


Various

2007 & 2008

Choreography Mentoring – NYC Clown Festival, Dance Theatre Production

2008 – 2009

Student Sr. Project Mentoring, Director (Production Mentoring)

2008

Choreography Mentoring, Dancer

Initial Organizational/Board Meetings for Strong Coffee Theatre Co.

2007

Individual Coaching, Meisner Technique (Teaching)

2006

Keene State College Upward Bound Grant (I contributed to writing our grant whose annual budget is $450,000. The grant cycle is every four years, so the total grant award to our program was 1.8 million)

Rouge Festival Theatre Performances

Advised students regarding graphic design for portfolio construction

2004

Organized “Actor Gyms” for performance skills and audition skills