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I studied Chinese for two years at Western Washington University before deciding to live and work in Shanghai, China. I lived in Shanghai for another nine years, practicing my Chinese regularly. I'm familiar with some different dialects, most notably Beijing and Shanghai dialects. I have an excellent working knowledge of the Chinese language including grammar rules and syntax. While I am not native level in any regard I still have the ability to help low level learners.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Western Washington University. While there I focused my theatre concentrations on Directing, Scenic Design and Playwriting. Since that time I've directed and produced many different theatrical productions and events. I understand all the disciplines related to theatre and how to direct to bring out the best in the actor.
I'm also familiar with the history of theatre and plays over the centuries. I have a particular focus on the Greek playwrights and William Shakespeare but am familiar with other notable plays, too.