Maureen Finnerty is an actress, dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and disability consultant. She has studied movement, improv dance, and acting extensively with many professionals in the field. As the Movement Director for Access to Theater (ATT), Maureen teaches children and adults with and without disabilities that everyone has a place in theater and that each person enriches the creative process when he/she/they keeps an open mind. Maureen is ATT’s Movement Director, is a resident teaching artist and disability consultant for Open Door Arts (formerly VSA Arts of Massachusetts) for over 12 years. She has developed several workshops that focused on teaching the elements of improvisational movement and theater to participants of all ages and abilities; included in these workshops is the concept of access for all through universal design. Through movement, playwriting and story telling Maureen also teaches the importance of self-advocacy. Also for 8 years she has been the co-director for All Voices Count an improvisational acting and movement troop for adults with and without disabilities. All Voices Count focuses on creating social justice theater. Maureen is currently on a committee sponsored by the Boston Dance Alliance to increase the accessibility and inclusion in theater and dance.