Jonathan Clarke Sypert

Jonathan has been performing and teaching performing arts in Hawai’i for thirty years, since receiving his initial training from his mother who was a professional performer on Broadway. His background includes singing, dancing, acting, spoken word poetry, rapping, and puppetry, along with play-writing and musical composition. He currently serves as a Teaching Artist for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, traveling to different public and charter schools to facilitate Creative Drama classes. He brings a pedagogy of a student-centered teaching philosophy focused on helping students achieve confidence in learning to demonstrate new-found skills and abilities in any subject matter. He was voted Best Hip Hop Teacher in Honolulu Magazine in 2009 and is a martial artist in Karate, Silat, and Capoeira. Jonathan is collaborating with Engaging the Senses Foundation to help navigate the development of a curriculum model based on The Story of Everything with Mālama Honua Public Charter School in Waimānalo, Hawai’i.