Resume

Resume of Yvonne Healy

Performances & School Residencies in:

Michigan • California • Canada • Colorado • Illinois • Indiana • Ohio • South Carolina • Minnesota • Missouri • New York • North Dakota • United Kingdom • New Hampshire • Texas • Virginia • Wisconsin • Florida

For Children, Adults, Teens, College Students, Families at:

schools • conferences • museums • festivals • universities • corporations • libraries

p-englandCareer Highlights

Performance:

  • Chicago Celtic Fest, IL
  • Plymouth Art Garden, UK
  • Dublin Irish Festival, OH
  • George West Storyfest, TX
  • Caldwell Theater/Florida Atlantic University, FL
  • Fringe Festival, MN
  • Detroit Institute of Art
  • Calvin College Festival of Faith & Writing, MI
  • Chicago Cultural Center, IL
  • Michigan History Museum
  • Fox Valley Folk & Music Festival, IL
  • Northlands Concerts, WI
  • National Storytelling Fringe, PA
  • Michigan Story Festival, MI
  • America’s Story Festival, TN
  • Sharing the Fire, L.A.N.E.S., NH
  • Glen Sanders Mansion Concert Series, NY
  • National Storytelling Regional Concert, IL

Teaching:

  • International Reading Association, ON, Canada
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, MI
  • University of Michigan, visiting artist/faculty 2001-2006
  • Jackson Community College, adjunct faculty, MI
  • Wolf Trap Arts-in-Education Residencies
  • National Storytelling Network Conferences, CO & OK
  • Northlands Regional Conferences 2001-2008, WI
  • Illinois Reading Council Conference, IL
  • Michigan Assoc. of Media Educators
  • Association for the Education of Young Children, MI
  • Butterball Farms, Inc. Executive Seminars

Awards

  • ORACLE Award, North Central Region, National Storytelling Network, 2009
  • Gold Award, Best DVD of the Year, Creative Child Magazine, 2006
  • Storyteller of the Year Finalist, 2004
  • Gold Award, Best Storytelling CD, National Parenting Publications, 2002
  • Gold Award, Best Spoken Word Recording, Children’s Music Organization, 2003
  • Keeper of the Story Award, Historical writing and performance, America’s Story Festival, TN

 

Publications

  • Blarney, compact disc, MI, 2009
  • Devotee in Limbo, Storytelling Magazine, NSN Publications, 2007
  • Kindred Keepsakes, The Storytelling Classroom, co-author, Norfolk, Stenson, eds, Greenwood Publishing, CT, 2006
  • Collaboration, Communication and Contest, Storytelling Magazine, ed. Glen Morrow,  National Storytelling Press, TN,

2006

  • Giving Back, Michigan Humanities, Michigan Humanities Council, Fall 2006.
  • Two Brothers, Good Character, Sax Entertainment, IN, 2006
  • Irish Storytelling, The Story Vine Newsletter, National Storytelling Network, TN, 2005
  • Telling in Museums, Museum Storytelling Programs, London Museums Hub, U.K., 2005
  • The Healy Cross, From the Heart of Ireland, Brandon Books, Ireland, 2003
  • Stories from the Heart of the World, compact disc, MI, 2002
  • MI Story: Michigan Storytelling, monthly publication, Editor-in-Chief, MI, 2001-present

 

Associations

  • National Storytelling Network, President & Chair, Board of Directors
  • National Storytelling Network – National Conference Steering Committee; Conference Programming Chair 2008; State
  • Liaison; producer National Concert 2003
  • Michigan Arts & Humanities Touring Program 1998-present artist; adjudicator
  • Northlands Regional Storytelling Network – Board of Directors, Officer, 2001-present
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
  • Comhaltas Coeltóirí Éireann
  • Detroit Story League – festival producer
  • Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of TV & Radio Actors

Education

  • Professional studies: storytelling, writing, improvisation, voice, acting & dance – 1968-present
  • Tufts University, Massachusetts – 1974-75, postgraduate studies, theatre
  • Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania – 1975, B.A.

Article about Yvonne’s storytelling the Swarthmore College Bulletin