Tracy began directing and collaborating with other artists when she was 7 years old. Tracy would go outside her house and call loudly to the neighborhood kids to come and play.
It was a different time. Living on a street with many kids who would come sit in her yard and do whatever Tracy said, started her career as a teacher-director-artist and collaborator.
Growing up she made movies with friends, mostly to make each other laugh, but doing so by taking themselves as seriously as possible.
Once back in the Bay Area, Tracy toured with The Theatre of All Possibilities, Kaiser's Educational Theatre Programs, and eventually taught drama and art with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, WCCUSD Drama Program, Civic Arts and the Fine Arts Preschool in Walnut Creek, ArtReach, and as Director of Theatre at College Park High School.
Tracy continued her education in Early Childhood Development where she became pivotally inspired by the Reggio Emila philosophy, Attachment Theory, and entranced with Waldorf education.
Tracy went on to teach workshops at Los Medanos College and Diablo Valley College in how teachers could access students through drama and storytelling to create ensembles that worked together as well as address children's emotional needs and curiosity.
Tracy was a founding member of the Bay Area Children's Theatre (formerly Active Arts) with a purpose to dream, play and create!
Tracy's greatest collaborators have been her children and her extended children, all of her amazing students.
Tracy learned from her mentors Margaret Larlham, Lisa Taft, and her Mom Diana, how to observe where people are at, what they want, and to clearly see their potential. Learning how to harness each student's unique creativity and enable the energy possible to create original works of art is Tracy's greatest reward.
Tracy bases all her classes off her children, her own interests, her students, and what seems interesting to pursue Season to Season, knowing that to stay fresh as a teacher, the teacher must be excited! Tracy sacrifices re-teaching the same original curriculum created for classes in order to give birth to new ideas and be challenged.