©2020 Sheila Kerrigan


What's Up With Sheila

2019 Highlights

I am grateful to all the folks who brought me into their communities to perform and teach! I loved every opportunity! I fall in love with the educators and students I work with, every time! Many thanks!


Premiered The Scientific Mime, or, What's Up With Gravity?  at JW Grier Elementary in Charlotte, NC, through the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg!

 Steve Clarke


Taught a residency at Pine Street ES in Spartanburg, SC: 5th graders researched important Figures in the Civil Rights Movement, wrote monologues and dialogues in their voices, and performed them.

Led an arts integration workshop for the faculty of OP Earle Elementary in Landrum, SC.

Led multiple workshops for the Durham Arts Council's CAPS program on "Force and Motion: Science and Dance" for 4th and 5th graders.

Performed The Scientific Mime, or, What's Up With Gravity? for families at the Gigglemug Fest in Burlington, NC.

Robert Thomason,

Burlington News & Record

Coached high school students on Juggling, Body Language and Non-Verbal Communication for Actors, and Collaborative Creative Process at the NC Thespian Festival, Greensboro, NC.


Taught workshops called, "Communicate! Collaborate! Create! Mime!" for children in multiple schools with the Durham Arts Council's CAPS after-school program.

Performed and taught juggling to families at El Dia de Los Libros festival in Siler City, NC.


Provided professional development workshops on arts integration for teachers at the Cameron Art Museum, with the Southeast Center for Arts Integration, in Wilmington, NC.


Performed The Scientific Mime, or, What's Up With Gravity? for students at Hertford Grammar school in Hertford NC.

Gave a professional development workshop on arts integration--Force and Motion: Science, Dance, and Theatre--for Wake County teachers through United Arts of Raleigh-Wake.

​Conducted a residency with 75 young people on Circus Arts, culminating in a circus performance for their families, with the Arts Council of Bertie County and the Bertie YMCA.


Spent a week teaching "Communicate! Collaborate! Create! Mime!" workshops with children in Durham Public Schools summer camps, through the Durham Arts Council's CAPS program.


Taught more workshops through the Durham Arts Council and Durham Public Schools.

Provided professional development for teachers and administrators from SC ABC schools at the Palmetto State Arts in Education Conference in Spartanburg.


Performed Mime Explains String Theory! at the Cucalorus Stage Festival, and performed as MC for many films, in Wilmington, NC.

Conducted a Circus Arts residency at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC, that culminated in a circus performance for families.


Taught a workshop for teachers called, "Moving Migration" at the Turchin Center for Visual Art in Boone, NC. It featured Bill Brown's "Refugee" sculptures, the human history of migration, the participants' history of migration, and writing and performing migration stories or poems.

Bill Brown, "Refugee"