Educators, Taleen Shrikian
Taleen Shrikian is an LA-based performer and teaching artist with a BA in Theatre Arts and a Minor in Education from Boston College. As a teaching artist, Taleen has taught at ANW’s student matinees, co-taught the Musical Theatre Young Adult Workshop, and taught Acting at Summer With Shakespeare. Taleen has also appeared on-stage at ANW in A Christmas Carol ‘15-‘19, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Antigone, and several Resident Artist staged readings. Taleen’s other performing credits include the National Tour of Evita and regional productions of West Side Story (5-Star Theatricals), Kiss Me Kate (South Coast Symphony), Legally Blonde (Candlelight Pavilion), Cabaret starring NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts), In The Heights (Lewis Family Playhouse), an episode of The Thundermans (Nickelodeon) and many more! When Taleen is not performing, she is running around LA and Orange counties teaching dance and musical theatre at various programs and studios, and choreographing full-length musicals at both the middle school and high school levels. As a professional musical theatre dancer represented by Bloc LA, Taleen is thrilled to be sharing her 20+ years of dance/movement training and experience as the Movement teacher at Summer With Shakespeare this year! She truly believes that movement is the most universal form of expression and can’t wait to explore all the things our bodies can say through movement with the endlessly creative and awesome students of SWS!