Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Arin moved to Chicago in 2002. As a freelance teaching artist, Arin has taught a variety of drama workshops and camps and was the Assistant Director of the Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre Drama Camp for two summers. Arin coordinated the inaugural year of the after school program at Chicago International Charter School: West Belden Campus. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the Shakespeare All-Stars, an theatre company that uses Shakespeare’s works to educate, entertain, and inspire diverse audiences.
Arin graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Theatre Performance. In the summer of 2008, she completed an intensive Classical Theatre Study Abroad program in Greece through the University of Detroit-Mercy and performed there as Helen of Troy in Trojan Women. Arin is excited to put passion for providing arts enrichment opportunities to children to good use at CircEsteem and is looking forward to learning how to ride a unicycle.