Lenni received a BA in Theatre & Speech from Wagner College and a MA with Distinction in Shakespeare & Education from The Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham (UK). Her MA dissertation work focused on the accessibility of teaching Shakespeare in neurodiverse communities. She is currently a contributing writer for Teaching and Learning Shakespeare Through Theatre-Based Practice being published by Arden Shakespeare (Bloomsbury) in 2024. Lenni will complete the final of three certifications in Royal Shakespeare Company’s classroom and professional pedagogy in October 2023. Currently only one other individual in the USA has this credential. She has served on both Arts Concentration and Humanities faculty since 2016 at a small private school focusing on teaching neurodiverse communities. Lenni is currently the Director of Education for International Theatre and Dance Project (ITDP), a pre-college and college level theatre abroad program that brings students from the US to study theatre in Greece each summer. Additionally, she has taught Shakespeare and Musical Theatre Dance for ITDP, and has taught Shakespeare and other theatre coursework in the Cayman Islands for CayStage. She served nine years as the year-round director of the Reagle Youth Theatre Workshop and over ten years as the Director of Educational Programs at The Alexander Children’s Theatre School. Lenni has directed and choreographed at various summer youth and pre-college theatre programs, and teaches both dance and theatre workshops year round for children ages 8-18. She is a former New York City and Boston based actor, singer, dancer, and a member of Actor’s Equity Association. Lenni served as an equity dance captain and performer on the Reagle Music Theatre Mainstage for six consecutive summers. Additionally. she has worked with the American Repertory Theatre, the Daryl Roth Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Gloucester Stage Company, Seacoast Rep, Central Square Theatre, Underground Railway Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Hanover Theatre, OBERON, and Metro Stage Company.
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