Dance Artist, Educator, & Writer


Education

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MFA in Dance (December 2018)                   Chancellor's Graduate Student Award, Departmental Graduate Student Award

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, BFA in Dance (2001)                                         Talented Student Tuition Waiver, Moe Family Dance Award

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Summer Study Program (1998)


Recent Awards

● Jack Mezirow Living Theory of Transformative Learning Award, 2018


Teaching Experience

● Adjunct Dance Faculty, Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, IL (2017-present)

● Dance and Yoga Faculty, Fusion Academy, Lake Forest, IL (2016-present)

● STEAM Outreach Project Manager, Northwestern University, Department of Physics, Evanston, IL (2016)

● Guest Teacher and Choreographer, New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL (2015-present)

● Director of Dance, Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, IL (2014-2016)

● Dance Teaching Artist and Teacher Advisor, Design Dance, Chicago, IL (2015-2017)

● Dance Teacher, Libertyville High School, Libertyville, IL (2014)


Related Work Experience

● Contributing Dance Writer, Newcity Stage, Chicago, IL (2018)

● Contributing Dance Writer, Art Intercepts, Chicago, IL (2018)

● Public Relations Coordinator, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Becket, MA (2012-2014)

● Media Relations Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2007-2012)

● Advisory Board, Future Tenent Art Space, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2010-2012)

● Artist-In-Residence, The Pillow Project, Pittsburgh, PA (2009-2010)


Choreographic Experience

Modus Ponens (2017), Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Ambiguous Loss (2017), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Liminality (2017), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

●  6 August 1931 (2017), New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL

Origin (2016), New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL

The Tourist (2016), Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, IL

Brigadoon (musical) (2016), Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, IL

Passage (2015), New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL

Pajama Game (musical) (2015), Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, IL

In Between Words (2014), Libertyville High School, Libertyville, IL

Secret Garden (musical) (2014), Mundelien High School, Mundelien, IL

misPLACE (2013), Libertyville High School, Libertyville, IL

●  Embrace (2012), Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA

Terrain (2012), Leela Mata Peaceful Valley Ashram, Sligo, PA

Blink (2010), The Space Upstairs, Pittsburgh, PA

●  aeroplane (2003), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL

On Days (film) (2002)

Public in Art Places (2001), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL

4got10 stories (2001), Cotter Glass, Champaign, IL

Trikes (film) (2001)


Performance Experience

● Choreographer: Nejla Yetkin, South Chicago Dance Theater, Chicago, IL (2017-present)

● Choreographer: Lehua Brown, Milwaukee, WI (2017)

● Choreographer: Jasmine Hearn, Pittsburgh, PA (2011-2013)

● The Pillow Project Dance Company, Pittsburgh, PA (2008-2011)

● RTG Dance Company, New York, NY and Chicago, IL (1999-2006)

● Nadia Tarr and Dancers, New York, NY (2004)

● Abraham.In.Motion, Pittsburgh, PA (2003)

● Glass House Dance Company, Champaign, IL (1997-2003)

● Linda Lehovec and Dancers, Champaign, IL (1999-2001)

● North Shore Liturgical Dance Company, Highland Park, IL (1995-1997)


Upcoming & Recent Conference Presentations

International Transformative Learning Conference 2018, Transformation in Action: The Power of Community   Columbia University, New York, NY                                                                                                                                       Dialogic Embodiment: Transformative Autoethnographic Dance  

2018 NDEO Annual Conference, Connections, Knowledge, and Leadership: A New Era in Dance Education San Diego, CA                                                                                                                                             Embodied Transformation: Connecting Dance Education and Transformative Learning Theory  

Asymmetry: Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (2018)                                                         University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee                                                                                                           Syncing Up Without Sameness: Balancing the Gender Bias in STEM Through Female-Centered, Arts-Based Learning Experiences  


Certifications

Registered Yoga Teacher (2015)                                                                                                                 CorePower Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Program & 50 Hour Extensions Program