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									ASHLEY WINSTON
1608 S. Wabash Avenue #4E Chicago, Il 60616 Cell: 773-837-1796

AshleyRWinston@hotmail.com

SUMMARY
A creative, performing arts focused Arts Management Professional with experience in building and leading youth projects, theatre workshops and arts programs across the country. Background includes assisting executives, marketing, program development, performing, developing workshops and facilitating professional development opportunities for artists and teachers. An artist leader who can resolve complex situations, deliver solutions and enhance community relationships and communication. Committed to artistic excellence with a passion for collaboration with young people..

ASHLEY RAE WINSTON

Television/Film Deal or No Deal Rachael Ray Show Quebec D.O.A.P. Roll Bounce Stranger than Fiction Windows Anthology Street Stories Two Doubting Riley Hot Spots Commercial Bally Total Fitness Theater Free Street Red Kite, Blue Moon Pluto: the opera Linda Eder: Holiday Show A Disney Spectacular Arlene’s Song Print Hyatt Hotels Bally Total Fitness Promotions Dove body/hair care TCF Bank Chase Bank Apple Ipod Dunkin Donuts TOGOS United Airlines Popeye’s Chicken Redken/Hair Care Trade Show Hershey’s Lactaid

Contestant Fashion Model Stand-in Media/Journalist Screaming Girl “Artist” in Bakery Principle Characters Silent Girl Customer Personality /Host

NBC Productions HARPO productions All talk Productions Chicago Burough Films Roll Productions LLC Crick Productions Columbia College Poetry Project Green Light Project 2003 Frequency TV

National/Media Buy Out Fairy Tale Children’s Show Wings/ Woman on the Moon Violet/Bessie/Sister Sue Back up singer Muse #3 (Hercules) Arlene

2007-2008

Magic/Dancing Cow Chicago Children’s Theatre The Prop Theater/Free Street Oriental Theater, Chicago Walt Disney World, Florida Columbia College

2 Ads (both comical) National

Hewitt Associates Media Buy Out

Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model Promotion Model

Aspen Marketing David Larsen David Larsen David Larsen David Larsen David Larsen David Larsen David Larsen Models Inc. Models Inc. Marketing Werks ASAP models

Training BA in Theatre Performance and a MAM in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. Instructors worked with: Herise Davidson, Paul Amandes, Bradley Mott, Gigi Buffington and Chuck Smith. Previous training received from The School of Performing Arts in Naperville, IL and Show Choir Camps of America in Walt Disney Word, Florida under the direction of Susan Moninger and Dwight Jordan.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Guest Lecturer and Presenter, Arizona Black Film Showcase  Facilitated three days of acting for the camera workshops for young actors and adults living in the city of Pheonix, AZ. 2008

Theatre Education Specialist / Artist in Residence Cape (Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education) 2008  Worked in collaboration with school teachers and a media artist to create a theatre education curriculum surrounding the theme of being “balanced” for grades 2nd and 8th.  Led inquiry based workshops once a week, during the school day in a classroom. The entire unit was for 10 weeks. Urban Gateways 2008  Provided Theatre Arts Programming for multiple inner city schools in city of Chicago during and after school hours. Worked with grades k-8.  Created and facilitated professional development workshops for junior high school teachers focusing on my personal teaching methods and use of theatre in the classroom. Perspectives Charter School 2008  Conducted three workshops as an invited guest for three different 8 th grade classes. All three  Developed workshops with the school’s ADL (A Disciplined Life) principles to increase communication, self-esteem and personal/community awareness through team building exercises Metropolis Theatre Company 2008  Facilitated theatre workshops for 8th graders surrounding a novel based on the Civil Rights Movement  Directed and created a final performance using writing from the youth, that received strong local media attention. Arts Management Graduate Intern, Chicago Children’s Choir 2007  Managed and developed consignment opportunities for merchandise  Developed new merchandise for 50th year anniversary  Researched and gathered information pertaining to the creation of an online community  Developed a Marketing Plan and assisted in the implementation of suggestions  Assisted with event planning and operations  Managed a team of volunteers for a major fundraising benefit  Created new venue options, booked performances and touring opportunities  Researched and implemented new uniforms for the Concert Choir to create a “new & fresh” look needed for the entrance of their 50th year.  Worked as a liaison between the community and the organization ISH Institute Artistic Operations Intern, Chicago Children’s Theatre 2007  Assisted with all operational tasks concerning ISH, a two-week intensive after-school program for youth between the ages of 13-18. ISH is a Dutch theater company that unites with youth all over the world to create performances based on hip-hop /pop culture themes.  Met international artist’s needs, requests and travel accommodations  Acted as a liaison between the artists from Holland and the city of Chicago  Organized all outside activities and plans for youth attending the institute and assisted with activities related to the artists. Performing Arts Director, Columbia College Summer Camp 2007  Directed and created three original performances in a 6 week summer camp through the writing, and ideas of youth for years 2006, 07 and 08.  Built self-esteem and awareness in youth through movement, vocal and acting techniques

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Worked with youth in grades 3rd -8th

Artistic Director, Poeactry Project 2007  Founded and developed a performing arts project, designed to enhance the self-esteem of young women between the ages of 13 and 18, living on south side of Chicago.  Created and implemented curriculum  Conducted theater/writing workshops and facilitated rehearsals three times a week  Directed and created performances Teaching Artist, Talcott Elementary School 2006  Lead and taught writing and performing exercises with ESL (English as a second language) youth ages 7- 14 yrs. old  Created and directed a student developed project in two weeks Free Street Theater Act-Write Facilitator 2006  A collaboratively taught class between myself and a representative from Columbia College’s fiction writing department.  Used Free Street methods to drive the writing section of the class.  Helped to improve the oral and writing skills of the youth.  Motivated and helped to build self-esteem in the individuals.  Participated as a leader in creating a final book filled with the work of students from several schools.  Taught in the following Chicago Public Schools, Burr Elementary, Sabin Elementary and Crown Community Academy Arts Literacy Facilitator 2005  Taught focused creativity, ensemble cooperation and expressive writing through physical activities for sixth, seventh and eight graders in Chicago Public Schools, in order to build self-esteem, enhance speaking skills and literacy among youth. Teen Street Director 2005  Served as a primary director for a section of summer programming.  I worked with 24 of Chicago’s youth on developing a thirty-minute performance, using their own ideas and creative writing.  At the end of the summer program the show toured all over Chicago.  The youth performed for children attending the Chicago Park District summer camps. Hip-Hop Writing Instructor 2004  I taught an art class focused around rhythmic speaking and free flowing writing for eight to eleven year olds. Resident Assistant, Columbia College Chicago 2001- 2004  Planned and promoted events under a specific budget; regulated health and safety inspections.  Monitored the building and completed paperwork related to student incidents and interactions.  Organized meetings, assisted students in time of crisis, conducted mediations.  Assisted when disciplinary action was necessary

BA, Theater Performance, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2005 MAM, Arts, Entertainment & Media Management with a concentration in Arts &Youth Community Development, Columbia College, 2007

EDUCATION

GUEST WORKSHOP ARTIST Arizona Black Film Festival, Youth Boot Camp Acting for the Camera, 2008 Writer’s Theatre, Youth Outdoor Arts Festival , 2008 LINKS of Chicago, Women’s Mental Health & Poetry/Movement 2007 & 2008

Red Kite / Performance created for children with Autism Please see: www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org

SPECIAL PROJECTS of 2008


								
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