|Jennifer Hartmann Luck|
Jennifer Hartmann Luck
Jennifer Hartmann Luck is the Education & Outreach Director at the Paramount & Stateside Theatres in Austin, TX. Now in her fourth season directing the Paramount Academy for the Arts, her position is the perfect blend of presenting, producing, arts integration/in-classroom programming, young performer training, and community engagement. Jennifer is involved with the Any Given Child initiative with the City of Austin/Kennedy Center and the Creative Learning Initiative within AISD, which includes facilitating Professional Development seminars for classroom teachers. She moved to Austin in 2008 after spending three years in Los Angeles with P.L.A.Y., the Education Department at Center Theatre Group (The Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum & Kirk Douglas Theatre). Prior to her time in L.A. and Austin, she worked with Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, The Herberger Theatre Center, Biz Kids NYC (a professional acting studio for young performers), and The Children's Museum of Manhattan. She has also taught undergraduate courses at Azusa Pacific University and the University of Texas at Austin. In 2009 she was named a Don and Elizabeth Doyle Fellow by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE); recognized for her artistic ability in the area of Theatre for Youth. While her heart belongs to arts education and TYA, Jennifer is also a singer/songwriter and composer. She holds a BA in Theatre from Arizona State University and an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a proud member of AATE, TYA/USA and IPAY!