Jamie Winnick

Jamie Winnick
New York, NY
Playwriting, Acting, Dance/Movement, Improvisation, Storytelling
Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, Hospital, Independent Living, K-12 Schools, Library, Nursing Home, Rehabilitation Center, Senior Center
Professional director/actor, workshop facilitator, teaching artist, drama teacher and certified life coach. Currently, I teach programs in Drama, Creative Movement and multidisciplinary arts programs to seniors, elders, other adults and young people in senior centers, senior residences, schools, community centers and businesses. As a consultant for PSCH, I am the founder and facilitator of The Creative Arts Project, bringing creative arts activities and strategies to staff and developmentally disabled adults. Director/actor- New York and regional theatre, Full-time Drama teacher - La Guardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts (the "FAME" High School), Workshop Facilitator (Professional Development for Teachers and classroom residencies) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Teaching Artist - New York City Public Schools, Grades K-12. Education: MFA in Directing, Brooklyn College; MA in Educational Theater, NYU; CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach); CTI (The Coaches Training Institute). Professional Training: Acting (Stella Adler), London Shakespeare Studio, Leven School of Expressive Movement. Affiliations: Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors and Choreographers, United Federation of Teachers and National Center for Creative Aging. “Jamie Winnick is a creative and talented arts educator with a flair for inspiring students. Regardless of a student’s age, ability or background Jamie has a unique way of finding the right approach to involve the student in the learning process while at the same time building self-esteem." Fawn Wilson White, Founding Co-Chairman of Project Cicero, NYC; former Trustee of the New York Society Library.
Everyone is creative. For many, their creative abilities are unknown, lie dormant. Experiencing them comes as a welcome and joyful surprise. "I never knew I could do this! I feel like I'm meeting a stranger – ME!" The arts unlock a new way of seeing, experiencing, learning and interacting with oneself and others. It is revitalizes, expands a sense of Self, increases self-confidence and creates community with other participants. There are shifts in physical, emotional, mental health and overall life satisfaction. To create a supportive, positive, playful and artistic learning experience for seniors and elders to explore their innate creativity is gratifying, is joyful. I love helping them discover and learn – watching who they become as they grow.