Meet Toliver’s dance and drama teacher
Published 8:43 am Friday, October 6, 2023
Here is what Martha-Grace Moore had to say about her new role as Edna L. Toliver Intermediate School’s dance and drama teacher, as well as her background and what she is looking forward to doing in her new position.
What are you liking about working at Toliver as the dance and drama teacher so far?
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The community of students! Toliver students are imaginative, fun, and full of energy — all great qualities to use in dance and drama class!
Please briefly summarize your related work experience before you took this position.
Before working at Toliver, I worked in the D.C. area as a teaching artist, director, and middle school theatre teacher.
Do you have history with the Danville community? If so, please summarize. If not, what brought you here?
I am a 2014 graduate of Centre College, with a lot family connections to Centre and Danville, and my husband and I wanted to move closer to family when my daughter was born last year.
What is your background in the arts?
I have my B.A. in dramatic arts from Centre College and my M.A. in theatre education from Emerson College in Boston. I have been performing in plays and dancing off and on since I was young. I was very involved in theatre in high school, and I have known since I was 16 that I wanted to teach theatre!
What are some things you are excited to work on, or accomplish, as Toliver’s dance and drama teacher?
I am excited for students to collaborate, create, and build confidence in my class! I am particularly fond of using puppetry and hope to incorporate that into my work with Toliver students.