Ms. Rezzelle attended the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Media and Performing Arts and a Minor in Art History in 2010. During college, she found a love of directing theatre, costume and make-up design, in addition to becoming very passionate about classical theatre. She worked closely with ENOPION Theatre Company throughout college as their resident stage manager.
After graduating college, Ms. Rezzelle pursued a production internship at Georgia Ensemble Theatre, where she found a love of teaching theatre to children. She became the Education Associate of Georgia Ensemble Theatre in 2011 and stayed in the position for two years. She worked closely with the Education Director implementing theatre programs in local schools, teaching Literacy through Drama workshops in Title One schools, and managing a very active Theatre for Young Audiences season.
In 2013, Ms. Rezzelle began earning a Masters of Arts in Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities at New York University, which she completed in 2016. Simultaneously, she ran her own small theatre company called The Jewel Conservatory Theatre. Ms. Rezzelle taught ten classes a week for both children and adults at the theatre, in addition to running three school residency programs, worked closely with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia creating badge opportunities for local troops, and directing Theatre for Young Audience plays for the local community. She also worked for a local music studio teaching KINDERMUSIK to babies to seven year olds.
Ms. Rezzelle also completed University of West Florida’s Teacher preparation program and was awarded at Drama K-12 license, and holds a California Single Subject license in English. In Fall of 2016, Ms. Rezzelle packed up her car and drove across the country with her two cats to California! She began teaching and got very involved with local theatres such as Bay Area Children’s Theatre, CYT Tri-Valley, the Tracy Grand Theatre, East Bay Children’s Theatre, and American Conservatory Theatre.
“I believe that arts education isn’t just about the arts. Drama and Music teach everything from Social Studies to Math, History to Public Speaking. I strive to make all of my classes crosscurricular, tying in other elements into our work in the Drama Classroom,” says Ms. Rezzelle. “In my classroom you will see second graders performing Shakespeare, Kindergarteners learning about pantomime, and TK students engaging in story dramas based on literature.”
When she is not in the classroom, Ms. Rezzelle is an avid crafter! She loves sewing clothes, doing hand embroidery projects, and knitting. She also loves horses and has two of them (but they currently live with her parents). Ms. Rezzelle also sings first soprano with an all-women choir called WomenSing.