McCaela Donovan Appointed Director Of Training And Education At Nantucket’s White Heron Theatre Company

The White Heron Theater Company of Nantucket announced today that theater artist and educator McCoel Donavan will become the organization’s director of teaching and education. Donavan’s arrival comes at a time when the White Heron is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is beginning to expand its educational offerings.

“We are lucky to have a White Heron team joined by a teacher at the level of McCall,” said Lynn Bolton, artistic director and president. “McCaella joins the team to create educational opportunities for students to study together with professionals in a consistent format, and McCael’s experience unequivocally qualifies her to create diverse and unique year-round programs for both island students and summer residents. We can’t wait for it to start! “

Dano is an Elliott Norton and IRNE Award winner, actress and arts consultant, and has been the Deputy Artistic Director and Founding Member of the Boston Bridge Repertory Theater. She has performed outside of Broadway and in various regional theaters, including the opening stages, NYMTF, ArtsEmerson, Huntington Theater Company, American Repertory Theater, SpeakEasy Stage, Gloucester Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Lyric Stage New Repertory Stage Company Theater, Company One, Stoneham Theater, Berkshire Theater Festival, Reagle Music Theater and Children’s Theater of Sioux Falls, SD.a ?? a ?? Donavan worked and taught at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Conservatory, Emerson College , Dean College, Emanuel College, Walnut Hill School of the Arts and for eight years served as Assistant Director of the BU Theater School, where she was Head of the Admissions and Recruitment Department and taught in musical theater and career advancement.

“After three years of working in one capacity or another with White Heron, I am very grateful to formalize our relationship as Director of Teaching and Education,” Donavan said. “The spirit of our student community is contagious, as is the energy of entrepreneurs and local artisans who call this beautiful island home. I look forward to strengthening ties with the community, working to train a new generation of professional artists and collaboration. in Nantucket. “

At White Heron, Donavan will lead and instruct pre-career opportunities for students 18 and older, develop new educational opportunities for year-round youth on Nantucket, strengthen community partnerships and provide administrative support to the White Heron Student Campaign in their upcoming 2022 summer education program .

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