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Milbre Burch has been a teaching artist working in schools and communities since 1978. An adjunct professor of Children’s Speech Arts in the Communications Studies department at California State University — Los Angeles, from 1996-99, she also worked as a visiting artist in Arts-in-Corrections programs at the California Rehabilitation Center and in Wasco, CA. Milbre has worked for state and local arts councils in Utah, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, California and Missouri.

In June of 1998, Milbre completed a three-year California Arts Council (CAC) artist-in-residence at the Walden School in Pasadena. During the residency she taught classroom workshops, teacher in-services and adult education classes; hosted visiting artists; and founded and directed the Walden Story Weavers, a multi-age student storytelling troupe which tours the Pasadena Public Library system with free performances. Following the residency she worked with Walden staff as a Language and Literature Consultant until her return to the East Coast in 1999. Her residency at Walden has served as a national model at education conferences across the country.

Milbre’s students have been mainstream Pre-K to 12th graders as well as ESL, hearing impaired and developmentally disabled children of all ages; at-risk teens; well elders; mentally challenged adults; minimum and maximum security prison inmates; college students, conference attendees, fellow tellers, family business owners, therapists, ministers, rabbis and lay people, and countless teachers earning CEU’s.

She has presented lectures, performances, master classes or workshops for the University of Missouri; University of South Carolina- Beaufort; the Network of Progressive Educators in Pasadena; Mercer University in Atlanta; the Family Business Seminar of Kennesaw College; the National Association of Elementary School Principals; Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence, RI; National-Louis University; the University of San Diego; the Graduate Institute of Southern Connecticut University; the City of Pasadena; Northwestern University; California State University-Los Angeles; the Lincoln Center Institute in New York, the Los Angeles Music Center on Tour; the Performing Tree; the University of Phoenix; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the California Association for the Education of Young Children; the National Storytelling Conference and others.