Gloria Minnich has been teaching theatre and dance since 2004. She is very active in the local theatre scene, performing at Arena Dinner Theatre, First Presbyterian Theatre, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, and IPFW. She is an Anthony Award and multiple Arena Award winner. She is also a member of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective Touring Company, which performs throughout the state of Indiana. An avid traveler, Gloria has traveled to Europe annually since 2007 and has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre of England, and Drama Resource, taking courses in acting, puppetry, Shakespeare, Commedia dell' Arte, directing, storytelling, voice, movement, and stage combat, among others. She has also trained with Kelly Hunter, exploring the techniques of the Hunter Heartbeat Method, which uses the iambic rhythms of Shakespeare's language to break through barriers and improve communication for those living with autism.