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Choreography

2013
a study on the similarites of two different people and Artificial Light, created in collaboration with Timothy Amundson, Black Lab Festival, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
2013
revelation is locked in motion, an 8-hour performance driving a labyrinthal path through Kansas City. Created in collaboration with Shawn Hansen as part of rises Zora curated by Jamilee Polson through The Charlotte Street Foundation.
2013
Fugue State, two site-specific dance performances in collaboration with and in reaction to the photography of Timothy Amundson, at The Roost, Kansas City, MO.
2012
BREATHE: The Emergent Colony, in collaboration with Carrie Scanga and Simon Fink, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO.
2012
An Inside Job, director and choreographer in collaboration with Abby Findley, Katie Ford, Laura Frank, Laura Isaac, and Tiffany Sisemore, as part of The Frontier Show at Charlotte Street’s Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
2011
WE!, An installation dance performance staged on the 6th floor of Town Pavilion, in collaboration with Mark Southerland, Kansas City, MO.
2010
SEE SAW, a collaboration with Mark Southerland at Charlotte Street Foundation’s, La Esquina.
2010
and we hold tight together, A Modern Night at the Folly, Kansas City, MO.
2010
The Four Seasons, A site-specific dance installation for Charlotte Street Foundation’s, Paragraph Gallery. In collaboration with Timothy Amundson and Erica Mahinay, Kansas City, MO.
2009
Still Within, Jutting & Swerving, at Charlotte Street’s La Esquina, Kansas City, MO and The Lawrence Arts Center Dance Festival, Lawrence, KS.
2008
an opening, A Modern Night at the Folly, City in Motion Dance Theater, Kansas City, MO.
2002
Successive Disappearances, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA and 5th Stop Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
2000
Flesh Memory, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Awards

2011
Innovation in the Arts Winner from UMKC’s Small Business Technology and Development Center, Kansas City, MO.
2010
Rocket Grant for WE! From The Warhol Foundation in partnership with The Charlotte Street Foundation and The Spencer Museum of Art. In collaboration with Mark Southerland, Paul Rudy, Miles Neidinger, Mica Thomas, and Ke-Sook Lee, completed April 2011.
2010
Inspiration Grant for WE! From The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City.
2009
Charlotte Street Foundation’s studio residency, Kansas City, MO.
2009
Inspiration Grant for Jutting and Swerving at La Esquina, from The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, in collaboration with Tiffany Sisemore, Kansas City, MO.
2000
University of the Arts Annual Excellence in Choreography Award for Flesh Memory
1998
Alvin Ailey School Summer Intensive, Full tuition scholarship, New York, NY.

Production

2008-2009
A Modern Night at the Folly, City in Motion Dance Theater, Production Director, Kansas City, MO.
2002
NYC: The Girl Projects Curator & director for performance of New York Choreographers in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, at The Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Performance

2001-2003
Netta Yerushalmy’s Dancing People Company member, at Judson Church, The Kitchen, Cunningham Studios, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, New York, NY.
2001-2002
Tere O’Conner Dance Company, Apprentice and assistant, New York, NY.
2001-2003
Scrap Performance Group, Myra Bazel director, Philadelphia, PA.

Teaching

2001-Present
GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®Trainer and Authorized Pre-trainer, Experience teaching students ages 16-85, Pre-training courses, athletic training, rehabilitation, and health maintenance, Taught in New York, NY, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Chennai, India, Kansas City, MO.
2006-Present
Kansas City Young Audiences, Teaching curriculum based creative movement classes in public and private school, K-5 including students with special needs.
2007-Present
Community School 1, Teaching weekly creative movement class, Kansas City, KS.
1997-1998
City in Motion, Children’s modern and jazz classes, Kansas City, MO.

Education and Degrees

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®

    Certified Trainer and Pre-trainer Sept 2001 – present

 

    Continuing education with master teachers: Juliu Horvath (creator), Juergen Bamburger, Miriam Barbosa, Young-Ah Kim, Deborah Rose, Cori Doetzer, Karen Mullen

BFA with Honors in Modern Dance Performance

    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2000, Modern, ballet, improvisation, choreography with: Ruth Andrien, Gabriel Masson, Pat Thomas, and Manfred Fischbeck

Upledger Institute

    Craniosacral Therapy I & II, Kansas City, MO, Feb 2007 & Nov 2007

Ulpan Gordon

    Hebrew language, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Sept 2003 – Mar 2004

New York Dance Classes and workshops with:

    Chris Aiken, K.J. Holmes, Bebe Miller, Chrysa Parkinson, Tere O’Connor, Christie Simpson,

 

    Nancy Stark Smith, Donna Uchizono, Gwen Weliver, 2001 – present

Alvin Ailey Dance School

    New York, NY, summer 1998, Instructors: Ana Marie Forsythe, Sharon Wong, Denise Vale,

 

    Beth Goheen, and Sara Hook

University of Missouri Kansas City

    Conservatory of Dance, performance major, Sept 1996 – May 1998

Omaha Ballet School, Omaha, NE, 1995 – 1996

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