Vanessa Becker

Name: Vanessa Becker

Age: 40

Family Tree: Children: Emma 15, Jackson 10

Occupation: Theater educator/director with UK Opera  Theatre’s Academy for Creative Excellence and Kentucky Conservatory Theatre.

Claim to Fame: Works with SCAPA, and other area elementary and middle schools through UK Opera Theatre’s outreach program and Kentucky Conservatory Theatre.

Mission Statement:  “The arts and creativity are crucial to the development of every child socially and academically. Theatre enriches our understanding of ourselves and the world that we live in. In a time of video games, cell phones and too much television, our young people must be reminded to use their imagination and hone their communication skills.”

Passions: My kids, dancing, travel, conversation with good friends.

On Parenting: “My kids make me a better person every day. As I guide them, they guide me. Parenting is all trial and error. There are a lot of books with contradicting ideas. I don’t read them. I just stay focused on trying to raise decent human beings.”