Blake Carter studied theatre at Gainesville State University with a focus on children’s theatre and theatre for young audiences. Through children’s theatre she quickly discovered her passion for teaching young students. She has worked with preschool age children both in and out of a traditional school setting. As a teaching artist and education director she has shared her love of the arts with over 500 students in both Georgia and Illinois. In Chicago, she helped implement a program in the public schools to engage children in reading using the dramatic arts. She has attended and lead workshops with the International Thespian Society and the Educational Theatre Association focusing on bringing curriculum to life using the arts and play. She feels strongly that children learn the most when they have the freedom to explore and discover through play.