Margot Fitzsimmons is a theater and film director, puppetry artist, arts educator and administrator with a focus on theater for young audiences. She is the recipient of the Winifred Ward Memorial Scholarship Award in 2016 for her demonstration of intellectual and artistic excellence in the area of theater for young audiences. Her work has been seen in the United States, Holland, Israel, Germany, Taiwan and Austria. She has studied with master puppeteers Ralph Lee, Landis Smith (U.S.), Diego Guzman (Spain), Damiet Van Dalsum (Holland), Made Moja (Indonesia) and Norbert Goetz (Germany). She has worked as a teaching artist and full time drama teacher for organizations like BASIS Independent Manhattan, The New Victory Theatre, American Place Theatre, Roundabout Theater Company and Acting Manitou Theatre Camp. She received a B.A. in Theater and Spanish (Dickinson College, 2004) and M.A. in Educational Theater in Colleges and Communities (NYU, 2007) and an MFA in Theater for Young Audiences (University of Hawaii at Manoa 2016).