Rev. Darren Polito
Director of Admissions
Darren graduated from One Spirit in 2009 and sort of never left. He is an artist, dancer, and performer (often in drag!) who seeks to stir people's awe and enthusiasm through playful perspectives. Darren has been using dance as a spiritual practice all his life and as a conscious practice for over 20 years and also leads Ecstatic Dance workshops. A new enthusiasm, as part of his second role at One Spirit as part of the Media Team, is in finding ways to create sacred, personal connection through technology.
Darren was Creative Director of SpiritualityandPractice.com where he has a blog, The Ritual Space, about his passion for creating rituals. He has been a hairstylist/makeup artist, event/display designer, and the official tour guide for Food Network Kitchens and Studios.
Other passions include his high holidays of Halloween and Gay Pride when he creates elaborate costumes to wow the masses.
Darren lives in NYC with his precious cat, Chandon, who he found the summer before starting seminary and who has been one of his greatest teachers.