Libby Hawkins was born in San Diego, CA but has lived and work in most of the southern half of the U.S. She received her BA in Theatre Arts from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and spent three years performing and teaching in the D/FW metroplex before moving to Santa Maria, CA to attend the Pacific Conservatory Theatre's professional actor training program. Libby completed her training by graduating with her MFA in Theatre with a concentration in Acting from the University of South Carolina.
As an artist-educator, her educational focus is contemporary acting, movement for the actor, and theatre education. She believes that by practicing movement techniques from Tadashi Suzuki, Viewpoints, clowning, and ballet that actors of diverse practicalities can work with greater relaxation and freedom in rehearsal and performance.
Libby is the creator of the Dallas Movement Studio - a studio focused on providing continuing movement training for arts professionals in the DFW metroplex - and has received her teaching certification from the Texas State Board of Education in 2013. In addition to teaching theatre for grades 2-8 and directing/producing student productions, she has also taught workshops in stage combat, stage make-up, dance, movement, and acting and voice techniques as a teaching artist for Theatre Arlington, the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC and the Young Performers Project at PCPA, as well as other student programs. Libby currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Mississippi University for Women.
When not in rehearsal or the classroom, Libby enjoys spending time with her family, playing with Bandit the cat, hiking, reading, or cooking up something somewhat healthy but definitely spicy in the kitchen. She dreams of one day being able to bake as well as the contestants on The Great British Bake Off. Bread seems to be a hurdle she can't get past.