Education

Texas Woman's University  |  Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Dance Studies   |   Status: Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)  |  2014 - Present

New York University  |  M.A. Masters of Arts  |   John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought  |  2016

New York University  |   M.A. Masters of Arts   |   Tisch School of the Arts- Department of Performance Studies  |   2012

University of Michigan |   M.F.A. Masters of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography and Performance   |   School of Music, Theater and Dance  |   2004

The Ohio State University  |   B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography and Performance  |   Department of Dance  |   1999

Academic

Conference Presentations

World Dance Alliance Americas Conference    |   Spaces and Places: Exploring Dance Narratives Through Alternate Lenses  |  Paper Presentation:  The Jit: An Economy of Gesture  |  University of Hawaii- Honolulu, July 2015

Dance Under Construction XV Conference  |   Boundaries, Borders, Bodies: Tracing Edges within Dance Studies |   Paper Presentation: The Motor City Machine: Assembly Lines, Techno and Jitting Automatons  |  The University of California at Riverside, April 2015

In the Balance: Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization Conference |   Paper presentation: Bolivian Tinku: Manifesting Visibility, Identity and Citizenship  |   The University of London, Royal Holloway |   London, England 2013

Awards and Fellowships

Texas Woman's University   |   Graduate Student Scholarship   |   Department of Dance |   2014 - Present

New York University   |   The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences   |   Draper Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities and Social Thought Merit-based tuition scholarship   |  2013 - 2014

New York University   |   Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Scholarship   |   Department of Performance Studies   |  2012

The University of Michigan   |   The Julian and Vera McIntosh Memorial Fellowship   |  Department of Dance  |  2002 - 2004

Academic Teaching Experience 

Eastern Michigan University   |   Department of Dance   |   Modern and Jazz technique |   2004 - 2006

Oakland University  |   Department of Dance   |   Hip Hop and Tap technique   |  2004 - 2005

The University of Michigan   |   Department of Dance   | Modern, Ballet, and Jazz technique  |  2002 - 2005

Guest

Artist in Residence Positions

Centro Artistico Pereyra (La Paz, Bolivia)  |  Visiting Guest Artist and Artistic Director    | 2006 - Present    

ARTEMOVIDA Dance Company (La Paz, Bolivia)  | Guest Choreographer  |   Premiered The Van Allen Belts on members of the National Ballet of Bolivia  |  2011

Savannah Arts Academy (Savannah, Georgia)  |   Guest Choreographer/Lecturer   |  2010

Eastern Michigan University |   Guest Choreographer for the University Dance Company   |   Premiered HOOD  |   2005 - 2006

Teaching 

Experience

Centro Artistico Pereyra (La Paz, Bolivia)   |   Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Composition workshops   |   Modern and Jazz technique |  2006 - Present

The Detroit Windsor Dance Academy |   Modern, Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop technique   |   Choreographer for the Pre-Professional Program and Summer Dance Intensives   |  2001 - Present

Hudson Dance and Movement (Hoboken, New Jersey)   |   Modern and Hip Hop technique   | 2012 - 2014 

 

​Dance Academy of Boca Raton  (Boca Raton, Florida)   |   Modern  technique   | 2008 - 2010

Certifications

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training |   Yoga Alliance Certified  |   Pure Yoga New York City|  2017

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