“You should know that when you left, you left behind a great feeling of satisfaction and peace within all of us.  We are very grateful for the time you dedicated to us and we look forward to next year.”  Director, Marshall Islands Youth Agency

Having helped build arts-based organizations and developed projects both nationally and internationally, Dan is well-versed in the challenges organizations face in identifying a core mission and creating programming.  Skilled at defining the specific needs of organizations, Dan provides a challenging and rewarding process that will result in deeper and more artistically satisfying work.

As a founding member of the Hawaii Arts Education Professional Development Task Force, Dan has designed workshops that investigate the place of assessment, reflection, questioning and the application of the creative process beyond the arts residency.

Ginen I Hila I Maga' Taotao Siha, Hagatna, Guam
Isha Home School, Coimbatore, India
World Rainbow School, Japan
Punahou School, Honolulu
Pomaikai Elementary School, Kahului Maui
University of Hawaii, College of Education
Southern Mississippi University, College of Arts and Humanities
StageWrite, San Francisco
Hawaii State Department of Education
American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Jodrikdrik nan Jodrikdrik ilo Ejmour, Marshall Islands
Intersections, Inc, American Samoa
Sharma Center for Heritage Education, Chennai, India
Aazhi Children;s Theatre Group, Pondicherry, India
Pacific Outreach Initiatives, Center for Disabilities Studies
Kalihi-Palama Health Center, Honolulu

The students slowly evolved into confident oral communicators.  They were challenged to become self-directed learners, complex thinkers, and collaborative workers when presented with scenarios that required them to stop, think and react.  They were forced to be creative as quality producers and effective communicators because the artist kept asking for “what other way or how else could you show....” Without any hesitation, I would welcome any opportunity to collaborate in the future.  This approach accommodates the learning styles of our kinesthetic learners while making learning fun for all.

Elementary Principal