Virginia Queen Danford has a BFA in Acting from West Virginia U. and an MFA in Acting from The School of Arts at Penn State. She exercises a broad range with her craft and has a lifetime of performance experience. She relocated to the Triangle from New York City where she’d been working for eight years as a professional actor, teacher, choreographer and director. She also co-founded NYC’s Broad Horizons Theatre Company and currently serves on the Board of Directors. In addition to teaching drama and movement programs, she is involved in addressing social issues to inspire change through theatre and film. In 2002, she was hired by FEMA to work as a crisis counselor through creative arts to deal with feelings of loss following the tragedy of 9/11. In 2003, she wrote and directed Freedom and the American Revolution, a series of one-act plays that also included songs and dances. She has currently worked with The ArtsCenter, Playmaker’s Repertory Theatre, UNC-CH’s Dept. of Education, Raleigh Little Theatre and The Durham Arts Council, among others.