Laurie Portocarrero brings teachers a transformative artistic experience to develop themselves and free the imagination and ability to live into stories with movement, speech and fun in community with other teachers. Laurie attended the Washington Waldorf School in Washington DC and fell in love with the experience of the dramatic arts permeated with meaning and spirit. She went on to study Foundations of Anthroposophy, Waldorf teacher training and Goethean Studies; and later, to train in Spacial Dynamics, The Chekhov acting technique, Eurythmy, singing, speech formation, storytelling, and Non-Violent Communication. She has studied and taught in the US, Canada, Switzerland, China and Australia. Laurie is now an actor, storyteller, drama teacher and director, living in Philmont in Upstate New York. Laurie led the course “The Art of the Actor” through Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, for seven years. She directs the summer children’s camp “Drama for the Little Folk”, and other productions, bringing together speaking and singing groups to share their gifts with the community. Her hope in all art-creating is to help facilitate harmonious encounter with each other out of the longing we all carry deep in our beings to develop the Social Art of the future: How do we meet one another? How may we do what Rudolf Steiner urged, and carry our warm hearts into the world to do powerful healing work?