Rya is a local teaching artist who has been directing plays, leading workshops, and teaching theatre camps in the Denver area for seven years. Rya found her love of theatre education while working with English Language Learning students in London during her undergraduate career. She has previously taught camps and workshops for underserved youth in the Five Points Area of Denver and has directed plays with KidStage across the Denver Metro area. She strongly believes in the power of theatre as a vehicle to give young people a voice and a supportive community. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder and is currently pursuing her Masters of Elementary Education from Metro State University. She looks forward to continuing to grow as an educator with the DCPA.