RESUME

Assistant Professor of Dance
Texas Tech University

​2017 - present

 

Teach Contemporary Dance (Intermediate-Advanced), Dance Improvisation, Dance History (online and in person), World Dance Forms (classroom/studio), First Year Seminar, Choreography of Human Movement (Somatics and Laban Movement Analysis/Honors), Telematic Dance (distance learning partnership with John Moores University, UK), RaiderReady (highschool/college transition course), Dance Appreciation (online), Dance History II (online MA), Critical Inquiry (online MA), Applied Somatics (MA)

 

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Dance
Colgate University

​2014 - 2017

 

Contemporary Dance (beginning and advanced courses)

Dance Imagery & Improvisation (techniques from Japanese butoh and American post-modern dance)

CORE Japan (cultural studies)

Additional activities include organizing dance performance field trips to New York City, coordinating dance film series, producing hip-hop guest artist residencies, masterclasses, and lec/dems for General Education program, and supporting student dance groups; yoga/stretch coach for the Colgate Ice Hockey team

Project Manager, DanceMotion USA
Brooklyn Academy of Music

​2012-2014

 

Working with Embassies in regions of diplomatic interest – including Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Russia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, China, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Algeria, Bolivia, and Argentina – develop and implement month-long outreach and educational programs with artists such as Mark Morris Dance Group, David Dorfman and Dancers, Rennie Harris Puremovement, Sean Curran Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, Donald Byrd/Spectrum Dance Theater, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.  Manage distance learning initiative and online educational resources, mentor interns, produce dance history essays.

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Education
Ph.D. Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance

 

Dissertation: “Becoming Nothing/Becoming Something: Methods of Performer Training in Hijikata Tatsumi’s Ankoku Butoh Dance”

Presidential Fellow, Golden Key National Honor Society

 

Major Teachers: Drs. Luke Kahlich, Kariamu Welsh Asante, Joellin Meglin, Karen Bond, Shigenori Nagatomo, and Professor Merian Soto

 

 

M.A. New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Thesis: “A Curriculum to Teach Butoh Dance in Higher Education”

 

Major Teachers: Drs. Richard Schechner, Andre Lepecki, Diana Taylor, Carol Martin, Nina Cornyetz, Judy Malnich, Lauren Raiken

B.A. The American University School of International Service

Major: International Relations with concentration in Economics

Minor: Spanish Language and Regional Studies, Semester; Study Abroad: Santiago, Chile

Cum Laude, Golden Key National Honor Society

Certifications:

SMTT and Body-Mind Dancing (Martha Eddy)

200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification

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