Sean Layne

Sean is the founder of Focus 5, Inc., a national arts education consulting company. He holds a BFA degree in acting and studied acting in London, England. Sean has worked in the field of arts integration for 25 years. He leads residencies for students K-8, presents workshops for teachers, and has designed training seminars for teaching artists nationwide for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is also an arts coach for the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts program.

For over a decade, Sean acted, directed, and designed sets for the Interact Story Theatre, a professional theater company that has served more than 4,000 schools, museums, libraries, and festivals around the world.

He began working with the Wolf Trap Institute Early Learning Through the Arts program in 1989. As a Master Artist, he represented Wolf Trap across the country and internationally, and he designed and piloted new residency and workshop models.

Foundational Workshops

Classroom Culture Workshops:
Acting Right
Academic Conversations in the Arts-Integrated Classroom

Instructional Strategies: Drama

Assessment and Documentation Workshop: Arts Integration and Formative Assessment