- I am currently a part-time faculty member at The Catholic University of America in DC with the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art. I teach The Foundations of Tap, Adv Beginner Tap, and Intermediate Theatre Dance.
- Pre COVID-19, I was a substitute dance teacher at Studio Dans. Teaching jazz, tap, and stretch and flexibility for elementary-middle school age ranges.
- In the fall of 2015, and 2017 I taught dance at From Stage to Screen, an acting academy on Long Island, New York. Throughout my time there, I have taught Beginner Musical Theater to Elementary School students, Teen Musical Theater to High School students, a Master Class to Middle, and High School students, Ballet for Actors to Middle, and High School students, and Intermediate Theater Dance to Middle School students. Each class had a tailored lesson plan that included vocal warm ups, and learning/reviewing the music with the accompanist, stretching, working on technique, across the floor, beginner fitness exercise routines, and learning the choreography/blocking with me.
- At the same studio mentioned above, I was also a teacher's assistant in two film study classes. In these classes (differing in age group) the students would learn, and practice different vocal exercises to loosen the mouth, tongue, jaw, and body, improvisation techniques, and then move on to the scene work/commercial readings. As a TA I would introduce a new warm vocal warm up when asked by the teacher, participate in their improv exercises, and coach them on their scene work.
- Throughout the 2014-1015 year, I taught a handful of "Mamma Mia!" master classes while on the road with the tour, and once back at home on Long Island. I gave four "Mamma Mia!" master classes to young students post tour. Two of the master classes were at the Long High School for the Arts (my Alma Mater). The summer master class was for the school's summer intensive program for potential students. The fall master class was given to the current students in the musical theater, and dance departments. I was a teaching duo with another cast member (and former LIHSA student) for each master class. The third master class was with From Stage to Screen, and that was geared towards 7-11 year old students interested in musical theater. The fourth master class was at my former dance studio, American Theater Dance Workshop, for their summer intensive program. I taught two different numbers to two different age groups of dancers.
- In the Spring of 2014, Pointless Theater Company asked me to Choreograph their next production, "Sleeping Beauty, A Puppet Ballet". This project was quite the exciting challenge as I had to choreograph ballet for puppets, with three actors on each puppet.
"Sleeping Beauty, A Puppet Ballet" opens Friday April 12th at Flashpoint's Meade Theater Lab, 916 G St. NW DC
- In Fall 2013 I was offered the choreographer position for Pointless Theater Company's production of "Cab Calloway's Minnnie the Moocher".
- I have choreographed dances for the student run dance company at Catholic U., and have choreographed for student's Junior, and Senior Musical Theater Recitals.
- In the summer of 2012 I was Pauline Grossman's choreography assistant for Montgomery College's production of "Hairspray" (and a cast member), and in the fall of 2013, I assisted her with Adventure Theater's Jr. Professionals production of "Anything Goes".
"Dancers Sadie Leigh Rothman and Thony Mena complete the ensemble with perfectly placed positions, lifts, and arabesques amidst gut-bucket gyrations during the frenzied drum sequences. Choreographer Olivia Reed lets them strut their stuff whether cake-walking, juke-joint jiving, jelly-rolling or lurching in death dancing despair." DC Theater Scene January 6, 2014
Pointless Theatre Company To Be Awarded The John Aniello Award at Helen Hayes Awards on April 21st