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Bilingual Teaching ARtist

I believe that everyone is a writer, and everyone is an artist. I have taught bilingual writing courses where adults are free to play and discover their creative voice.  

Speaking & StorYTelling

I have participated in storytelling events such as WHYY's First Person Arts, and as the Keynote Speaker for the Wilmington Writer's Conference. I have also been a guest speaker at various educational institutions. 


I believe in using theatre and the arts to leave this world better than I found it. I have led successful Wellness Workshops, Conflict Resolution Workshops, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Theatre Workshops


Despite almost losing my first language I have become proficient in Spanish and delight in translating marketing materials and plays. 

"Having Erlina join our costume design class was extremely exciting and informative. It was a joy to have her in class with us. - Sally Dolembo, Head of Costume Design, The Theatre School at DePaul University

"On the whole, working with Ms. Ortiz's play was a very powerful and enriching experience and most students pointed to it as one of the best things we did this year. - Educator in NYC High School 


Teaching Artist Rates

- 6 Week Course 

- 2 hour workshops 

- 10-15 Participants 


Speaking and Storytelling

- 30 minutes - $650

- 60 minutes - $900

Workshop Facilitator

- One off workshop - $650

- 3 Week Workshop - $1800

- 6 week workshop - $2500


- $30/hr 

- 1 full length play aprx. $900

All rates are negotiable depending on difficulty and duration of project as well as number of participants. 
Other services offered/ things I know I'm good at: 

> PLAYREADING - I'll read your play and give you constructive and useful feedback to bring it to next level. 

>POETRY as PERFORMANCE - I'll direct you on how to perform your poetry in a way that highlights your words and captures the audience. 

Please reach out to me if you are interested in these services and we can talk about compensation :) 

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