Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) recently welcomed its new Director of Education, Carrie Nath. Ms. Nath recently moved from Louisville, KY to Winona to join the festival. Ms. Nath is an arts administrator, director, choreographer, actor and arts educator and has been working throughout the United States for 30 years.

Ms. Nath’s passions are movement based storytelling and creating opportunities for the next generation of artists to thrive. She considers herself fortunate to have combined these loves throughout her career in a variety of capacities, including: Executive Director of The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts; Director of Education at The Kentucky Arts Council; the Associate Director of Education for the Seattle Opera and Education Consultant for the Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.; choreographer/director at Manhattan School of Music; Cornish College of the Arts; Baltimore/Nebraska/Kentucky/Seattle Shakespeare and Youth Theatre Northwest; resident teaching artist at Actor’s Theater of Louisville; Stage One Theater; the Washington National Opera; the Shakespeare Theater in DC; and Seattle Repertory Theatre; and acting at Nebraska Shakespeare, The Rose Theater in Omaha Nebraska, Nebraska Theater Caravan, The Immediate Theatre of Seattle, Seattle Shakespeare Company and Twelfth Night , Inc.

Ms. Nath has served on arts education panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and on a teaching artist advisory group for The Lincoln Center in New York City. Ms. Nath is looking forward to working with area schools through GRSF’s Shakespeare in the Schools program as well as planning for summer programs such as Shakespeare for Young Actors, Shakespeare for Young Designers, Will’s Power Players, and Will’s Creative Drama. She is also planning on creating materials and learning opportunities for area educators. Interested educators can contact Ms. Nath at