Nancy Beiman is a professor at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Canada. She has produced, directed, designed, storyboarded and animated for television commercials, specials, features, and new media projects. Her employers have included The Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers Animation and Bill Melendez Productions. Nancy has been teaching at college level since 2000, and her first book, PREPARE TO BOARD! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts, has been adopted as a standard text by animation schools worldwide.