Integrative Arts

My work as a teaching artist began when I experienced academic success, as a child, by integrating dance and movement into my school work. I was drawn to becoming a teaching artist during college while studying with Anne Green Gilbert at The University of Akron. Integrative teaching experiences became my passion when I understood the power of designing, assembling, constructing, formulating, and creating dances for learning.  I envision the role of an artist in an educational setting to be a combination of data-driven inspiration and collaborative planning with schools and communities. On multiple occasions, I’ve provided a portfolio for administrators and teachers to make a selection from. 


As a teaching artist Payne has given lecture demonstrations at; Gymnastikhoskolen in Viborg, Denmark; The Health and Science Ministry in Simferopol, Ukraine; Muskingum College; Malone University; The University of Akron; Walsh University; Mount Union College; and served as adjunct faculty at Kent State University Stark Campus.  She has conducted integrative classes in math, science, character development, mindfulness, diversity, and language arts through dance at The Arts Academy at Summit, Canton City Schools, Portage Collaborative Montessori School, Minerva Local Schools, Plain Local Schools, St. Mary’s, Akron Public Schools, Wooster City Schools, Green Local Schools, Holmesville Elementary, Fredricksburg Elementary, and Cloverleaf Local.

  • Math & Science Movers
    • Lessons for K-6th Grades ~ Coordinate Plane, Rotation, Translation, Reflection, Angles, Triangles, Frontal Plane, Transverse Plane, Quadrilateral, Similar & Congruent, Tessellations, Pi, Diameter, Radius, 2D & 3D, Perimeter, Surface Area, Volume, Graphs, Data Collection, Data Analysis
    • Lessons or K-2nd ~ Plane Shapes, Lines
    • Lessons for 3rd-5th ~ Scientific Method, Biosphere, Atmosphere, Air Masses & Fronts, Storms, Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, State of Matter, Lifecycle of Insect, Solar System
    • Lessons for K-2nd ~ Life Cycles
  • English Language Arts
    • Lessons for K-6th Grades
  • Social Studies
    • Lessons for K-12th Grades
  • Social and Emotional
    • Lessons for K-12th Grades
    • Leadership
    • Testing Strategies
    • Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship
    • PeaceMOVEMENT ~ Expressive Therapy collaborative