Teaching Artist & Quadruple Threat
A trained actress, singer and dancer, Latrice Bruno has worked with Arts for Learning as a Teaching Artist for more than 10 years. In this time, she has interacted with students across almost every A4L program, holding both after school and in school residencies, as well as helping to launch A4L’s Baby ArtsPlay!TM and ArtWorks programs. Latrice’s tenure with A4L has not only enhanced her skills as an artist, but also fueled her passion for education. Trained in dance, theatre, music and education makes Latrice a quadruple threat and spectacular instructor.
A Florida native, Latrice attended The Center for Performing Arts at Norland Middle School and went on to specialize in Musical Theater at New World School of the Arts. At age 15, she began teaching dance classes in her community through her local YMCA and YWMCA chapters. After furthering her studies in theater at Roosevelt University, in Chicago, IL, Latrice earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Florida International University. It was there that she realized her greatest passion was for teaching. Using arts-integration in her teaching techniques furthered Latrice’s grasp on learning styles, and enabled her students to connect with the academic material and skills being taught. Her extensive training in movement and musical theater has especially helped develop her sensibility for working with students with exceptionalities.
She is adamant that working across different A4L programs keeps her teaching style fresh. Through her work with A4L and at community theaters and dance companies, Latrice has benefited not only as an educator, but as an artist.