• Licensed Theater Arts teacher with 20 years of experience in progressive, arts centered education in public, independent, and private school settings
  • Founder, co-artistic director and resident playwright, Open Door Theater, Montpelier, Vermont
  • Innovative, collaborative theater artist with experience directing 30+ stage productions
  • Accomplished administrator of successful theater programs: expanded student enrollment and audience attendance, initiated progressive hiring of theater support staff, developed partnerships with professional companies and guest artists
  • Prepared actors and theater technicians for acceptance at top theater programs including Ithaca, Emerson, Boston University, New York University, Fordham, and The New School
  • Created and implemented new curriculums and expanded theater arts course offerings for middle and high school students in multiple schools and programs
  • Experienced and successful in grant writing and obtaining new funding sources for student programs


U-32 Middle and High School; Montpelier, VT - Director of Theater, Performing Arts Faculty, Auditorium Manager; 2010-present

  • Director of the award winning theater program, Stage 32, with 75+ students and a staff of 10
  • Instructor of Acting and Technical Theater classes: Acting 1 and 2, Middle School Acting, Theater Studies, Backstage, Independent studies in Directing and Auditioning Techniques
  • Supervisor of theater improvements and all U-32 performing arts groups and visiting groups as manager of the auditorium and technical theater support
  • Founder and Artistic Director of the Annual Vermont State Theater Lab and 12 Hour Play Project consisting of masterclasses, student playwriting and producing
  • Increased student enrollment and audience attendance
  • Initiated successful fundraising opportunities for Stage 32
  • Established student travel programs: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stratford Upon Avon and The Royal Shakespeare Company, NYC Broadway Student Summit, Vermont Drama Council One Act Play Festival, The Bread and Puppet Theater, and The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
  • Initiated grants for guest artists and created productive, collaborative partnerships between Stage 32 and local theater companies
  • Expanded the Middle School Theater Program to include Acting Classes and an after school play production program and collaborated with Middle School Teachers to integrate Vermont State Theater Proficiencies and Performance Indicators into the Language Arts Curriculum
  • Developed the Vermont State Theater Proficiencies and Performance Indicators and the Theater Educator Licensure requirements with the Vermont Agency of Education
  • Developed Theater Proficiencies and Performance Indicators for the Washington Central Supervisory Union

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI - Theater Faculty, Choreographer; 2000, 2001, 2008

  • Faculty member at world renowned summer arts program for national and international artists, musicians and performers
  • Instructor of Theater Workshop and Acting Improvisation at the Junior and Intermediate Level
  • Classes in creative movement, characterization, script analysis and fundamentals of theater performance.
  • Choreographer for the Intermediate Level Musical and the Intermediate level Musical Theater Workshop.

Lyndon Institute High School, Lyndon Center, VT - Director of Theater, Performing Arts and English Faculty, Auditorium Manager; 2006-2010

  • Lyndon Institute is an independent boarding and day high school with students from across Vermont and around the world
  • Developed and taught curriculum for Speech, Dramatic Literature, Introduction to Theater, Acting 1-4 and Theater Design and Production
  • Director of The Lyndon Institute Theater Company with 50+ students and 5 staff members
  • Initiated membership in the Vermont Drama Council and hosted of the Vermont Regional One Act Festival
  • Faculty advisor for local and international students
  • Auditorium Manager and supervisor of all theater renovations and improvements

North Country Union High School and Junior High, Newport, VT - Director of Theater, English and Language Arts Teacher; 2003-2006

  • Acting Teacher and Director of Theater program, The North Country Theater Company, with 50+ students
  • Collaborated with local playwrights to produce original plays and showcases
  • Instituted the after school middle school Drama Club
  • Middle School Language Arts teacher
  • Developed and taught curriculum for High School English and Humanities Classes
  • Worked closely with humanities based instruction, portfolios and assessment

Freelance Teaching Artist and Program Developer, New York City, NY - Theater and Dance Teacher, Choreographer; 1998-2003

  • Program and curriculum developer and instructor of I am an Artist, an artist in residency/arts education and integration program taught throughout the NYC public schools: in classrooms, after school programs, staff development and parent/family programs with Young Audiences New York and The Brooklyn Arts Council.
  • Instructor of the early childhood for the Brooklyn Arts Council for the program “Once Upon a Street…Once Upon a Map,” based on the architecture, neighborhoods and communities of Brooklyn.
  • Creative movement and literacy specialist contracted to do curriculum development for the after school program, “Communities Up, Down and Around,” about the built and natural environments of Brooklyn
  • Theater and Dance Integrated Arts Teacher with the Multicultural Music Group.
  • Worked closely with classroom teachers in elementary schools, grades K-5 to develop and teach dance and drama classes that enhance curriculum and build literacy skills
  • Arts education and workshops at Columbia Teacher’s College
  • Implemented and coordinated student portfolio in the arts
  • Editor of monthly newsletter that reached out to parents and families in underserved communities of New York City


  • Goddard College, Plainfield, VT; MFA; 2019

Masters of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Arts with a concentration in Performance Creation. Areas of focus: Theater Directing, Performing, Playwriting

  • New York University, New York, NY; 2000-2001

Graduate Classes within Gallatin School of Individualized Studies: Performance Studies, Arts Education, Dance Education

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Class of 1998

Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Honors College; Sub-concentration/honors thesis in creative writing: poetry; Classes in the theater BFA department

  • Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI; Class of 1993

Arts boarding school with college preparatory curriculum; Theater performance major; classes in Acting Technique, Movement, Speech, Dance, Shakespeare and Theater Company. Accelerated Academic Program.


  • State of Vermont Level I Professional Educator’s License: Theater Arts, Grades 7-12
  • State of Vermont Level II Professional Educator’s License: English, Grades 7-12


  • Committee Member, VT Agency of Education, VT State Theater Standards and Proficiencies; 2017-present
  • Committee Member, VT Agency of Education, Theater and Dance Educator Endorsements; 2015
  • Trained in Restorative Practice for schools, 2015
  • Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators; 2014
  • Founder and Artistic Director of the Vermont State Theater Lab and 12 Hour Theater Project; 2012-present
  • Member of the Vermont Drama Council; 2003-present
  • Community Member, The Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, Vermont; 2002-2010
  • Staff Writer for The Barton Chronicle, Barton, Vermont; 2002-2004
  • Company Member, KickStand Dance Company, Brooklyn, NY; 1998-2002
  • Resident Writer for Notes in Motion Dance Company, NYC, NY; 2000-2002


  • Gesso, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2019
  • The Children's Hour, 2019
  • Little Shop of Horrors, 2018
  • The Spitfire Grill the Musical, 2017
  • Cry Baby the Musical, 2017
  • The Tempest, 2016
  • Sweeney Todd, 2015
  • Baggage**; Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2015
  • Once On This Island, 2015
  • Almost, Maine, 2014
  • Les Miserables, 2014
  • Strider*, 2013
  • Legally Blonde the Musical, 2012
  • The Twits*, 2011
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2010
  • Eleemosynary*, 2010
  • The Laramie Project*, 2009
  • American Crisis*, 2008
  • The Pirates of Penzance, 2008
  • Seussical the Musical, 2007
  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 2007
  • The Rememberer 2006
  • The Miss Firecracker Contest, 2005
  • Trixie and the Moonbeam*, 2004
  • Six Very Busy Days*, 2004
  • The Crucible, 2003

*Winner of the VT Regional One Act Play Festival / participant in the VT State Drama Festival

** Winner of the VT State One Act Festival / participant in the New England Drama Festival


  • Stage 16 (Middle School Theater Program), U-32 Middle School, 2010-present
  • The VT State Theater Lab and 12 Hour Play Project, 2012-present
  • The Fantasticks, U-32 High School, 2012
  • The Rimers of Eldritch, U-32 High School, 2011
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Lyndon Institute, 2009


  • Just So, Interlochen Center for the Arts, 2008
  • Peter Pan, Vermont Children’s Theater, 2003
  • The Tempest, Vermont Children’s Theater, 2003
  • Company member, Notes in Motion Dance Company, NYC, 2000-2002
  • Once On This Island, Young Audiences New York, 2000
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Young Audiences New York, 1999

STAGE ROLES (selected)

  • Claire, Proof, Open Door Theater
  • Lady Middleton, Sense and Sensibility, Lost Nation Theater
  • Mother, Peter Pan, Moving Light Dance Company
  • Ensemble, Baggage, Edinburgh Fringe Festival/Stage 32
  • KC Twang, The Last Ride of Buck Corduroy, The Blue Barn Players
  • Ensemble, Circus and Pageant, Bread and Puppet Theater
  • Dancer, Lubberland Dance Company, Bread and Puppet Theater
  • Elaine, Arsenic and Old Lace, Saint Johnsbury Players
  • Ensemble + Dancer, Medicine Show: Phish sideshow, Coventry, VT
  • Meredith, Natural’s In It, Fringe Festival, NYC
  • Elizabeth, Six Degrees of Separation, Heights Players, Brooklyn, NY
  • Moth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The University of Michigan
  • Ruby, Getting Out, The University of Michigan
  • Lulu, The Birthday Party, Grand Rapids Community College
  • Tess, Six Degrees of Separation, Actors Theater of Grand Rapids
  • Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank, Jewish Theater Of Grand Rapids
  • Dainty June, Gypsy, Grand Rapids Circle Theater
  • Chorus Dancer, The Music Man, Grand Rapids Civic Theater

Erin Galligan-Baldwin: CV