Actor & writer & Teacher | New York
Yale University (BA)
Desiree Burch is New York City-based actor, comedian, writer, performance and teaching artist. A graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in Theater, Desiree has committed herself to avant-garde performance on the Downtown art scene since 2001. She has been a NY Neo-Futurist, resident artist and curator with Galapagos Art Space, stand-up comedian, emcee and touring solo performance artist. In addition to being a contributor for the Huffington Post and VH1, her live work has been seen at Carolines, Comix, Gotham, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, P.S. 122, Bowery Ballroom, The New Museum, The Ohio Theater, Columbia University, NYU, The Atlantic Theater, in the New York International Fringe Festival and at comedy clubs across the country. She is also the Executive Director of the Hysterical Festival for women in comedy, which debuted in New York in 2008.
Desiree’s professional background of arts advocacy, arts education, activism and literacy reflects her progressive aesthetic in both on and offstage endeavors. Since 2003 she has worked in the New York City Public School system teaching reading, writing, performing and communication arts. She has toured all over the country working in K-12, collegiate and community forums to cultivate connections between theater, literature, awareness and involvement. Desiree has always brought a personal voice and passion to her educational work, and is pleased to add her talents to A-List Education’s brilliant staff in their progressive and proactive approach to learning.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
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Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!