Pavla is an applied theatre artist and facilitator. She is passionate about stories and encourages the human agency for active art-making as an expression of civic engagement and as a tool for learning,professional and personal growth. Pavla envisions more balanced, creative, and open-minded working people. Her practice is based in participant-centered philosophy and critical pedagogy. She graduated with the MA in Applied Theatre degree in New York City and Bachelor of Education from OISE in Toronto. In her work in the Czech Republic, Canada, USA, and Malaysia, she has been delivering theatre-based training to professionals in education and community-building.