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Jay's approach to teaching centers joyful empowerment, rigorous curiosity,

and generous collaboration at the intersection of arts and advocacy.


He has been teaching students of all ages - from early childhood to adult learners - for over a decade.


Jay is a teaching artist, licensed K-12 Theater teacher, and certified sex educator. He is currently on the staff of Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and a lead teaching artist with Upstream Arts. He has been a guest instructor with a wide variety of arts organizations and schools, including the

Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre Company, and Children's Theater Company, among others.

Jay specializes in teaching conservatory-level Acting, Devised Theater, Applied Theater,  and

Health & Wellness. He developed his Wellness for Artists curriculum and Consent and Communication in the Performing Arts curriculum - which includes comprehensive sex education and emotional, physical, and mental wellness education tailored to the unique needs of pre-professional artists - for Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. He has since adapted it for the University of Minnesota, the Performing Institute of Minnesota, the Guthrie Theater, Spotlight Education, and more. 

To book Jay as an educator, or to inquire about his rates, drop him a line.

"confidence- inspiring"

"flexible & engaging"

& fun"


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