Part 1 – Introduction

Meet Missi Smith, the Executive Director of the Merc Playhouse in Twisp, Washington. She is also a theater director and choreographer. Missi talks about how she started dancing and made her way into theater.

Part 2 – Producing A Show

Missi talks about the process of producing shows at the Merc Playhouse from producing musicals versus a straight play to how she interprets music into dance.

Part 3 – School Subjects in Dance

Missi talks about how she uses a variety of school subjects, like math and literacy, while teaching dance.

Part 4 – Dance & Theater Are Empowering

Missi explains how theater and dance bring people together to form a community and that both mediums are possible for anyone, at any level, to participate in.

Part 5 – Examples of Incorporating Dance Into Lessons

Missi talks about how she got to where she is today. Then she shares some ideas for bringing dance, theater and art into the classroom.