Resume

Summary

Dynamic dancer with over fifteen years of performance and choreography experience. Adept team builder emphasizing dedication and enthusiasm through coaching. Provides artistically unique and physically challenging work for dancers of all ages.

Experience

Director * The Legible Bod(ies) * 2014-present
  • choreographs original works for stage and film, collaborating with local artists to create project-based work
  • grant recipient, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Easthampton Arts Trust
  • performances/teaching include Southern Vermont Dance Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, HATCH Series, Dance for World Community
Co-Chair * Massachusetts Dance Festival * 2014- 2016
  • successful grant writer, winning awards to develop community performances and workshops
  • produces professional dance concerts, sold-out dance workshops, coveted company auditions
  • procures outstanding artists, including adjudicators, teachers, and professional dance companies
Adjunct Faculty * Elms College * 2013-present
  • Offers classes in dance technique (ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance) and choreography
  • Creates well-rounded courses  to introduce students to the history and aesthetic of dance
  • Instructs dancers of all experience levels through movement, readings, and viewings
Coach * Elms College Dance Team * 2010-present
  • Director/Founder of ECDT Community Concert, a charity performance bringing together dancers from throughout the region
  • trains and choreographs dancers in Pom and Street Jazz styles for a variety of school events
Instructor * Artistic Dance Conservatory * 2006-present
  • Instructs classes in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Tap, Acrobatics, Modern, Ballet, and Body Conditioning
  • Offers technical direction harnessing a variety of techniques including Pilates, Yoga and weighted movement
  • Propels dancers into careers/higher education in the field of dance (Pace Univ, Arizona State Univ.)
Dancer * Eclipse Dance Company * 2005-present
  • Performances include Plymouth State Univ. Dance Premier, First Night Northampton, MA Dance Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Brooklyn Dance Festival, Southern VT Dance Festival
Choreographer * NCAA Div. II Men’s Basketball Finals * 2010
  • Choreography and performances have been featured on ESPN-U and CBS Sports
Residencies:

Ascendance Inner World Arts, Art Walk Easthampton/Mill Arts Project, The Williston Northampton School, Shadows- Dance Art Experience, The Loomis Chaffee School, Longmeadow Montessori School, Holyoke Public Schools/Connections After School Program, Doreen’s Dance Center, Pizazz Dance Studio, Westfield High School

Additional appearances:

Dance Spirit Magazine (Sept 2011, Dec 2016), The Dance Training Project Blog, Florence Savings Bank Commercial Campaign, AACD Pro-Bowl Tour with N*Sync, MassAppeal WWLP-TV22, Pioneer Magazine (Sept 2013)

Education

degree:

Bachelor of the Arts in Biological Sciences and Dance Performance/Choreography * Goucher College

diploma:

The Loomis Chaffee School

certificates:

ZUMBA fitness, National Federation of Personal Trainers

training/workshops:

Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Dance Mission, Dance New Amsterdam, Pineapple Studios (UK), Middlesex University (UK), Peridance Capezio Center, Dance Educators of America, Dance Teacher Summit, New York City Dance Alliance, NUVO

Skills and Interests

video and music editing, costume design, social media marketing, event planning, community development