EXPERIENCE —- NORTHRIDGE DANCE CONSERVATORY, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Artistic Director • 2008 – Present – Creating and producing performances, showcases and choreographic works in the styles of classical and contemporary ballet/pointe and Horton-based modern dance techniques. – Teaching ballet, pointe and Horton-based modern technique classes daily, as well as, conditioning class, to levels varying from beginner to advanced, with a focus on advanced training. – Mentoring upper level dancers in student choreographic exploration. – Building and shaping the dance program by encouraging students to expand their dance vocabulary through exposing them to various dance techniques and styles.
ORMAO DANCE COMPANY, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Board of Directors Member, Dancer & Instructor • March 2011 – Present -Teaching Horton-based modern company class to Ormao company members and Ormao staff.
PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Instructor • Summer 2010 -Taught ballet technique summer intensive to Pikes Peak dance majors and minors.
ARTISTRY IN MOTION, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Instructor • 2008 – 2010 -Taught ballet/pointe technique classes and set original choreography on advanced students.
UCLA, LOS ANGELES, CA Instructor • 2007 – 2008 – Taught classical ballet and Horton-based modern dance techniques to dance majors and minors three days a week.
DIANE COLLINS DANCE CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA Instructor / Head of Modern Dance Program • 2005 – 2008 – Taught classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, Horton-based modern and tap techniques. – Introduced and implemented modern dance program at the school. – Created choreography in all of the above dance techniques for performances and competitions. EDUCATION —- COREPOWER® YOGA, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO CorePower Yoga Teacher Training Program • June – August 2011 Certified Instructor : Power Vinyasa-flow
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE CENTER, NEW YORK, NY Lester Horton Pedagogy Workshop • July 2010 Certificate of Completion FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE CENTER, NEW YORK, NY Graduate Summa Cum Laude • 1998 – 2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance Performance
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, TALLAHASSE, FL Freshman Year Dance Major • 1997 – 1998 Fine Arts Dance Major, Freshman Year DANCE TEACHERS CLUB OF BOSTON, RANDOLPH, MA Graduate Awarded Scholarship for Classical Ballet • 1995 – 1997 RECENT PERFORMING WORK —- ORMAO DANCE COMPANY, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Dancer • 2009 – Present – Performing in a variety of main stage venues around the Colorado area, dancing works set on the company by choreographers from New York, NY, Denver, CO and international guest choreographers from Taiwan, and Costa Rica. – Traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica to make work for Ormao.