Productions Magazine staff writer Lisa Gibbs earned her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration in 2018. She is an advocate for arts, particularly dance, in education and for increasing the financial well-being of artists through financial education.

Being Kind and Clean Water for Life

What would you do if you encountered young people harassing elderly people? What would you do if you knew more about the devastating...  More

Many Hands, One Umbrella

Performer, music director, adjudicator, composer, arranger, parent to a 22-year-old cat, and creator of Llouie the Llama, Jeff Bowen is one...  More

Taking a Pause from Competition

Blue Island, Illinois is not an island. It is a city with a population of around 22,500 located approximately 16 miles south of the Chicago...  More

Meet Richard Moses, Onalaska High School

About 350 miles from where the Mississippi River starts its flow southward out of Lake Itasca, Lake Onalaska opens up along the...  More

From Math to Costume Design: Meet Sarah Dornink of Dornink Costumes

Sarah Dornink had planned on being a mathematician. She was good at math, and she definitely preferred it to writing papers, so she chose...  More

Andy Haines The Life of a Freelance Choreographer Part 2

In Part 1 of our interview, Andy Haines explained how he “was so lucky because this career found me backwards.” He was able to make a...  More

A Passion for Show Choir in Loveland, Ohio

In southwestern Ohio, as the Little Miami River meanders toward the much wider and deeper Ohio River, residents of Loveland enjoy an...  More

Andy Haines The Life of a Freelance Choreographer: Part One

“I choreograph and then I come home,” laughs Andy Haines. Home happens to be a 200-year-old farmhouse that was once part of the...  More

Affecting Audiences Emotionally at Linn-Mar High School

In a suburb of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, choir directors at Linn-Mar High School sing and dance with more than 450 students as they prepare for a...  More

10 Reasons to Support Show Choirs

Practitioners and educators of show choir intrinsically know the benefits of participating in this type of activity. Something just feels...  More