Darrilyn Macklin

Darrilyn Macklin

Special Events Coordinator/Performance Teacher at Grace International School Tianjin
Lives in Tianjin, China
over 6 months ago

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Experienced Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the international affairs and entertainment industry. Skilled in Production and Event Management, Public Speaking, and working in multicultural environments. Strong Chinese language skills with degrees focused in Performance, Chinese Language, Culture, and Literature from The Ohio State University and 青岛海洋大学.


  • Special Events Coordinator/Performance Teacher

    Grace International School Tianjin - Tianjin, China

    Administration & General
    August 2018 - Now · 6 months

    - Develop and oversaw all special events, including process of planning, implementing, and controlling procedures for the event, gathering of goods, and keeping track of all logistical data. -Synchronized all necessary departments to ensure all set ups and activities were executed in a timely manner. -Managed event budgets and was accountable for final invoice reconciliation, check requests, and expense allocation -Developed age appropriate lesson plans and directed classroom instruction in Drama, Dance, Public Speaking, and Oral English. -Reported directly to the assistant principal and principal.

  • Project Coordinator/ Teacher

    Ambright American High School Program - Jinan, China

    Administration & General
    September 2017 - June 2018 · 10 months

  • Curriculum Developer/Language & Western Culture Teacher

    SODA 英语定制学习中心 - Beijing, China

    Asset Management
    September 2016 - May 2017 · 9 months

  • English and Western Media Manager/ Western Culture Teacher

    通天河影视文化有限公司——中华龙韵功夫团 - Beijing, China

    May 2016 - April 2017 · 12 months

  • Production and Event Manager

    Chinese Fine Arts Society, - Chicago, IL, United States

    May 2014 - May 2016 · 2 years and 1 month


  • Associates Degree in Chinese Language

    Qingdao Oceanic University - Qingdao, China

    August 2013 - September 2013

    An intensive Chinese language study program designed to fully immerse students in a Chinese environment.

  • Studied Ethnic Minorities of China

    Southwest University for Nationalities Chengdu - Chengdu, China

    June 2011 - August 2011

    Was chosen to participate in The Ohio State University Flagship program to southwestern China where we were able to engage with fascinating ethnic minority cultures.

  • Honors Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language, Culture, and History; Minored in Theatre Arts

    The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH, United States

    August 2010 - December 2013

    The Ohio State University is known for having the strongest Chinese language program in United States. While studying, I took advantage of the many study abroad opportunities to travel and develop my Chinese speaking abilities. As a dancer, actor, and singer for over ten years, I focused on theatre to further hone my performance skills.


  • English
    Native or fluent
  • Mandarin
    Professional working


  • Audacity
  • Contract Managment
  • Event planner
  • Great Communication
  • Performance management
  • Public Speaking
  • Research and Planning


  • Forces of Nature

    This short video documenting the Forces of Nature: The Five Elements Concert Series was written, recorded, edited, and publish by me in a one week time frame. The video was used by the Chinese Fine Arts Society as promotional material and as documentation for grants or patrons.


  • 2016 Chicago Chinese New Year Celebration

    The Chinese Fine Arts Society partnered with the City of Chicago, and Beijing International Performance Bureau to bring Kungfu star Jackie Chan’s Martial Arts troupe to perform for Chicago’s 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration. As the Production Manager, the troup’s performances, hospitality, promotional events, and community outreach events were all overseen by me.

    Below in a short video of the troupe’s promotional performance attended by many city of Chicago officials and Director of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China.

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