Diana Elizabeth Jordan

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Actor, Storyteller, Speaker, Expressive Arts Facilitator

http://www.dianaelizabethjordan.com

Topics: Diversity, Adversity, Disabilities

Offering Innovative Performance Keynotes & Expressive Arts Facilitated Workshops For Your Next Conference Or Event

Bio

Diana Elizabeth Jordan  has literally been fighting adversity since the day she was born. Her doctors’ had to work on her for 45 minutes before she started breathing on her own. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy (which mildly affects her speech and gait) around age two, Diana grew up determined not to let adversity stop her from pursuing her dream of being an actor, storyteller-speaker and creative entrepreneur. She has realized that dream and has been cast in over 40 plays and in film and television.  Her love for the performing arts combined with her skills as an expressive arts facilitator lead her to launch The Rainbow Butterfly Café (creating “Artistic Treats” to nourish the mind, heart and soul), an edutainment production company that celebrates diversity &disability inclusion, conquering adversity and fostering personal and professional growth through the power of the performing art. As a storyteller-speaker, Diana has been sharing her life experiences about growing up with “triple assets”: African American, female, and having a disability to educational and corporate institutions since she was in high school.  Using humor, compassion and honesty Diana captivates and motivates audiences whether performing her solo shows, sharing her personal stories or facilitating her performing arts based workshops.

Keynotes

PERFORMANCES

WATCH YOUR HEAD

Written by Lynda Rodriquez (www.ellesviews.com) Directed by Paul Kampf A one woman show about an actress’s hilarious and heartbreaking journey of Re-Discovery and self acceptance following a brain hemorrhage. The show is followed by a Q&A with Diana Elizabeth Jordan on her journeys with Acting, Adversity and Activism ** An Innovative Alternative For A Keynote Address

EXPRESSIVE ARTS BASED WORKSHOPS

Don’t Step Outside Your Comfort Zone Expand It 11 Tools To Consider When Relentlessly And Courageously Pursuing Your Dreams

During this interactive workshop, Diana openly talks about her life experiences on growing up with a disability, and the steps she has taken to not let anything stop her from achieving her goal of being an actress. Using humor, honesty, compassion and performances, Diana motivates and encourages audiences to design, and purse their dream their possible dreams.

B.E. A.R.M.E. D

7 Tools To Consider When Navigating Wormholes While Traveling The Universe: An Interactive Workshop

Diana often jokes that she has conquering adversity literally since the days she was born. Using her unique blend of compassion and humor Diana shares with audiences the tools facing and conquering adversity

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

D.A.R.E. T.O. D.R.E.A.M. YOUR POSSIBLE DREAM: 11 TOOLS TO CONSIDER WHEN DREAMING YOUR POSSIBLE DREAM

Taking the phrase DARE TO DREAM, Diana created an acronym where she shares 11 power words to consider for setting and achieving goals and dreams. During this interactive program Diana openly talks about her life experiences on growing up with a disability, and the steps she has taken to not let anything stop her from achieving her goal of being an actress. Using humor, honesty, compassion and performances, Diana motivates and encourages audiences to pursue their dream their possible dreams. Presented As A Motivational Speaking Performance Or Workshop

Audience: 5th -12th Grade**

Testimonials

 Diana is a powerful and captivating actress. She shines in the piece” – Shannon, Los Angeles

“Diana’s performance of Watch Your Head make one believe in the power of live theater.” – Peter, Los Angeles

Diana can move one to tears and laughter, sometimes at the same time”  -Rayshell, Hollywood

“Ms. Jordan embodies the part in Watch Your Head and her joy in acting is evident in performance.  I can imagine her role as an inspirational keynote speaker/performer or as an educator/performer in a variety of venues for practitioners, educators, leaders, and students. I can also envision her in front of an audience who simply want to hear and see a good story.”  – Mimi Savage PhD, RDT SoCal NADTA Chapter President

 

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