About the Author


Jeannie Lindheim has taught acting, movement, improvisation, creativity, auditioning, and characterization techniques for thirty years at a variety of educational institutions including The Boston Conservatory, Harvard University Law School (Theater in the Courtroom), Boston University, Boston College, and others. She ran her own theater school for thirteen years. She is currently the director of Jeannie Lindheim’s Center for Creativity – Turning Inspiration into Action, where she offers diverse workshops www.center4creativity.org

In 1996, she traveled to Russia with Patch Adams. Upon her return, she founded the Heart and Noses Hospital Clown Troupe which has entertained over 50,000 children. After Hurricane Katrina, Jeannie went to Houston to support the New Orleans evacuees there. She spent a week at the George R. Brown Convention Center clowning and doing “by the cot” visits to 1,100 people! She has also written a unique Training Program on improvisational hospital clowning that has sold in 23 countries as well as throughout the United States www.hospital-clowns.org

Jeannie has conducted over 100 regional and national workshops for primary care and specialty physician groups on Dealing with Challenging Patients and Situations, and Communicating to Patients with Life-threatening Illness.

She has worked with every age group and many different types of groups including teachers, theater companies, actors, sociology professors, high school principals, law students, high school dropouts, graduate and undergraduate students in education, physicians, nurses, senior citizens, teenagers, young children, and people with disabilities.

Jeannie was acclaimed by the Boston Celtics’ ‘Heroes Among Us’ program that honors “individuals in our community who have made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others.” She was a recipient of radio station Magic 106.7’s Exceptional Women Award. And, she was chosen to be featured in Joanne Gordon’s book, “Be Happy at Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs, and Why.”

She has acted professionally and holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of California and a Master of Fine Arts from Brandeis University. Jeannie also studied theater at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and HB studios in NYC. She lives in Vermont with her husband. Their children have flown the coop.

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Jeannie is available for Keynotes and Workshops.