Performing storyteller since 1997.
Participant in classes and workshops in theater, music, dance and percussion. Had professional instruction in performance art and storytelling.
Producer of radio storytelling programs.
Presenter to educators on how to use storytelling to enhance literacy instruction.
Formal education and training
MA Degree in Teaching, College of St. Thomas
BS Degree in Biology, Central Missosuri State College
Certification in curriculum development
Beverly Cottman is a multidisciplinary performance artist creating at the intersections of visual, oral, and literary arts. She creates assemblage and collage art works from found objects, tells African and African American folktales and fables as Auntie Beverly, writes poetry, and in all things celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the African Diaspora.