I think of myself as a facilitator rather than a teacher. My role in the classroom is not so much to pass on information, as it is to guide my students in their process. In this capacity, my first and foremost objective is to create a space where students feel both safe and free of judgment. A working environment that fosters safety and permission is of paramount importance allowing the actor to take greater risks in their work. I consistently push my students out of their comfort zone so that new and rich discoveries can be made. Establishing this kind of relationship with a student and a class forms the foundation upon which more advanced physical work can be developed and explored.