Sheila K Collins PhD

Sheila K Collins PhD

Pittsburgh, PA
817 706-4967

Sheila K Collins PhD

Sheila K Collins PhD

I am here to reimagine...

Grieving as a life-long art we can get good at. Using the inspiration of the arts and the power of our own stories to connect and heal us, we metabolize our individual and communal losses, and together, transform our larger world.

My Story

After careers as a professional dancer and a Social Work professor, I am now a "dancing social worker." I write and teach body-based tools for self care, especially important for those caring for others. Accompanying two of my adult children and my best friend through serious illnesses and death taught me that our toughest challenges call us out to discover our better selves. As an author, keynote...
After careers as a professional dancer and a Social Work professor, I am now a "dancing social worker." I write and teach body-based tools for self care, especially important for those caring for others. Accompanying two of my adult children and my best friend through serious illnesses and death taught me that our toughest challenges call us out to discover our better selves. As an author, keynote speaker and performance artist I share how art and art making offer inspiration and tools that can help us live our best lives now. Since 2006 I have directed the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players, an InterPlay-based improvisational troupe that assists arts and human service organizations in achieving their noble purposes. The group has developed programs to address Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness, the Art of Grieving, and Changing the Race Dance.
After careers as a professional dancer and a Social Work professor, I am now a "dancing social worker." I write and teach body-based tools for self care, especially important for those caring for others. Accompanying two of my adult children and my best friend through serious illnesses and death taught me that our toughest challenges call us out to discover our better selves. As an author, keynote speaker and performance artist I share how art and art making offer inspiration and tools that can help us live our best lives now. Since 2006 I have directed the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players, an InterPlay-based improvisational troupe that assists arts and human service organizations in achieving their noble purposes. The group has developed programs to address Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness, the Art of Grieving, and Changing the Race Dance.

Upcoming Reimagine events

Previous Reimagine events

The Art of Grieving: How art helps us live our best lives

July 31, 2022

The Art of Grieving: How art helps us live our best lives

July 24, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

August 16, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

August 09, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

August 02, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

July 26, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

July 19, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

July 05, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

July 12, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

June 28, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

June 21, 2022

InterPlay Radical Self & Community Care

June 14, 2022
Asheville, NC, NC

Finding and Living in the Self-Care Stillpoint

May 01, 2022
Yucca Valley, CA

Finding and Living in the Self-Care Stillpoint

April 24, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

June 07, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

May 24, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

May 31, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

May 31, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

May 17, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

May 10, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

May 03, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

April 26, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

April 19, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

March 29, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

March 15, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

March 22, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

March 08, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

March 08, 2022

Radical Self & Community Care *InterPlay

March 01, 2022

The Art of Grieving: Emerging Towards A Life Well-Lived

June 20, 2021

The Art of Grieving: Emerging Towards A Life Well-Lived

June 13, 2021

The Art of Grieving: Emerging Towards A Life Well-Lived

June 06, 2021

Radical Self & Community Care - InterPlay

April 27, 2021

Radical Self & Community Care - InterPlay

April 20, 2021

Radical Self & Community Care - InterPlay

April 13, 2021

Radical Self & Community Care - InterPlay

April 06, 2021

Radical Self & Community Care - InterPlay

March 30, 2021

Radical Self-Care Series **InterPlay

August 04, 2020

Radical Self-Care Series **InterPlay

August 11, 2020

Radical Self-Care Series **InterPlay

August 18, 2020

Radical Self-Care Series **InterPlay

August 25, 2020

Radical Self-Care Series **InterPlay

July 28, 2020

Radical Self-Care Series **InterPlay

July 21, 2020

Embrace Duality: Dance in the Turmoil of the Universal Story

July 01, 2020

The Art of Grieving: Toward a Life Well-Lived

June 11, 2020

Radical Self-Care During a Pandemic *InterPlay

June 14, 2020

Radical Self-Care During a Pandemic *InterPlay

June 07, 2020

Radical Self-Care During a Pandemic *InterPlay

May 17, 2020

Radical Self-Care During a Pandemic *InterPlay

May 31, 2020

Radical Self-Care During a Pandemic *InterPlay

May 24, 2020

The Art of Grieving: Toward a Life Well-Lived

May 28, 2020

Radical Self-Care During a Pandemic *InterPlay

May 03, 2020