Nicole Ripley biography
Director of Education
Nicole has spent almost ten years developing curriculum and working as a teaching artist with youth ages K-12th grade in the U.S. and in Asia. Her focus is on applied theatre and using theatre for dialogue to address issues of social justice in classrooms and community-based settings. Ripley is a member of the steering committee to address the national state of the field of teaching artistry in collaboration with Eric Booth, Teaching Artist Guild, ATA, New Victory Theater and FreeArts NYC. She is co-creator of Ag47, an arts mentorship non-profit collective and co-creator and facilitator of Teens at the Table, a participatory program using arts as civic practice to address youth violence in Chicago. An alumna of Northwestern University, Ripley was a 2006 Luce Scholars Fellow in Thailand, Fulbright recipient, the 2013 Communities In Schools of Chicago Al Ward Spirit of Giving awardee, and a 2013 nominee for a 3Arts award in teaching arts.