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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2006 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Master of Fine Arts in Dance

2000 Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Graduated cum laude, awarded Distinction for outstanding achievement in dance thesis.

TEACHING

2011-Present Dance Curriculum Coordinator (2017- ), Associate (2016- ) and Assistant (2011-16) Professor of Dance, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Full-time tenured faculty in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Responsible for the administration of the dance program and teaching the following courses: all levels of modern dance technique, dance history, improvisation, choreography, Dance Company, Freshman Company, dance pedagogy, dance conditioning, dance on camera, and introduction to dance. Create new work on students in the GVSU Dance Company. Contribute to ongoing administrative and faculty duties in the department including student advising.

2008-2011 Assistant Professor of Dance, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Full-time tenure-track faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Responsible for modern dance curriculum, including teaching all levels of technique to majors and non-majors, and teaching the following courses: improvisation, dance in culture, and beginning levels of ballet. Created nine new works on students in the WKU Dance Company.

2006-2008 Visiting Guest Artist in Dance, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Full-time faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance (part-time in spring 2008). Taught all four levels of modern technique to majors and non-majors, freshman repertory, improvisation, production, and dance appreciation. Advised senior and junior choreographic projects. Created five new works on students in the Repertory Dance Company.

2003-2006 Adjunct Faculty and Teaching Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Taught dance repertory for freshman dance majors as well as the following non-major courses: Dance in Human Society, Entry to Dance as Art, and Dance Movement and Pluralism.

CHOREOGRAPHY

2019 The Third Rail. 5 dancers. Performed: Button Auditorium, Morehead State University as part of the MSU Dance Ensemble’s annual main stage concert.

2018 Hold Still. 11 dancers.  Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Company’s Fall Dance Concert.

 

2018 Shut Away. 14 dancers. Music: Michael Wall. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert.

 

2017 Slight. 10 dancers.  Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Company’s Fall Dance Concert.

 

2017 Detached. 7 dancers. Reworking of Detached (2009). Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Company’s Fall Dance Concert.

 

2017 Detached. 5 dancers. Reworking of Detached (2009). Performed: Lucille Caudill Little Theatre, Morehead State University as part of the MSU Dance Ensemble’s annual main stage concert.

 

2017 Molt. 4 dancers. Reworking of Molt (2011). Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert. Also performed at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, West Bloomfield, MI as part of the Michigan Five Dance Concert in March 2017 and at the: Dog Story Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI, by invitation as part of a dance concert by Third Coast Dance Company in June 2017.

 

2016 what has to happen. 12 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Company’s Fall Dance Concert. Also performed in the adjudicated concert at American College Dance Association’s East-Central Conference, Kent State University, Kent State, OH, March 2017.

 

2016 The Time That It Takes. 13 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert.

 

2015 Mars, Goddess of War. 12 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Company’s Fall Dance Concert. A shorter version of this work was originally performed as part of the GVSU Orchestra’s performances in the Louis Armstrong Theatre and the Mary Idema Pew Library in Oct. 2015.

 

2014 of the (i). 11 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Company’s Fall Dance Concert.

 

2014 Flashmob for Make a Wish Foundation – West Michigan. 12 dancers. Performed: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, as part of the 2014 Wish Ball.

 

2014 biggerbetterfasterstronger. 12 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Ensemble’s Spring Dance Concert.

 

2013 Mysterious as I Am. 24 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Ensemble’s Fall Dance Concert.

2013 Evakathel und Schnudi. 11 dancers. Choreographic interpretation of Viennese tragicomic play from the 1760s. Play written by Philipp Hafner, translated by John Sienecki. Performed: Studio 1600 Theater, Grand Valley State University, as part of the Baroque Legacy Conference. Excerpts performed in Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Ensemble’s Fall Dance Concert.

 

2013 Flashmob for ArtPrize. 35 dancers. Music performed by GVSU Marching Band. Performed: Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, as part of the opening ceremonies for ArtPrize 2013.

 

2013 Laid Bare. Solo. Reworking of Laid Bare (2005).  Performed: Wellspring Theatre, Epic Center, Kalamazoo, MI, as part of the Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest) presented by Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers (work accepted by audition).

 

2013 Periphery. 10 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Ensemble’s Spring Dance Concert.

 

2012 Downsideup. 8 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Ensemble’s Fall Dance Concert.

 

2012 Ode to My Father. 25 dancers. Reworking of Ode to My Father (2007). Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Ensemble’s Fall Dance Concert.

 

2012 Flashmob for ArtPrize. 50 dancers. Music performed by GVSU Marching Band. Performed: Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, as part of the opening ceremonies for ArtPrize 2012.

2012 Tethered. 2 dancers. Performed: Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids, as part of “Trip the Light 2012,” a concert featuring live music and dance from West Michigan as produced by Dance in the Annex (DITA) (invited to choreograph).

2012 9:52. 10 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Ensemble’s Spring Dance Concert.

 

2012 Untouchable. 2 dancers. Reworking of Untouchable (2010). Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Ensemble’s Spring Dance Concert and at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield, MI.

 

2012 Choreography for 2 dances for the play Antona Garcia. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as presented by the Theatre Program.

 

2012 Molt. 4 dancers. Reworking of Molt (2011). Performed: Wellspring Theatre, Epic Center, Kalamazoo, MI, as part of the Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest) presented by Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers (work accepted by audition).

2011 Hollow. 15 dancers. Performed: Louis Armstrong Theatre, Grand Valley State University, as part of the GVSU Dance Ensemble’s Fall Dance Concert.

 

2011 Molt. 4 dancers. Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s spring main stage concert. Also performed in Civitavecchia and Tolfa, Italy as part of Overseas 2011 Dance Concert, a concert presented as a collaboration between the WKU dance program and Balleto di Civitavecchia.

 

2011 Abscond. 5 dancers. Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s spring main stage concert.

2011 Enotrope. 3 dancers. Performed: Bolton Theatre, Kenyon College, as part of the dance program’s annual spring dance concert.

2010 In Between. 4 dancers. Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s fall main stage concert. Performed in the informal concert at American College Dance Festival, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, March 2011.

 

2010 Contaminated. 13 dancers. Reworking of Contaminated (2006). Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s fall main stage concert.

 

2010 Untitled. Solo. Performed: DanceOut!, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Amphitheatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s annual outdoor concert.

 

2010 Echoing Still. 5 dancers. Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University as part of the WKU Dance Company’s spring main stage concert.

 

2010 Untouchable. 2 dancers. Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s spring main stage concert.

2009 Detached. 6 dancers. Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s fall main stage concert. Performed in the informal concert at American College Dance Festival, Ohio University, Athens, OH, March 2010.

 

2009 Inside My Breath. Solo. Reworking of Inside My Breath (2000). Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s fall main stage concert.

2009 Go. 4 dancers. Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s spring main stage concert. Performed at Blue in the Face, Civitavecchia, Italy by the WKU Dance Company as part of Oversees 2009 Dance Concert.

 

2009 17 Times a Day. 5 dancers. Reworking of 17 Times a Day (2004). Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s spring main stage concert.

 

2009 Close Doesn’t Count. 3 dancers. Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s spring main stage concert.

2008 Silence and Static. 9 dancers. Video created to accompany choreography. Performed: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s fall main stage concert.

 

2008 Inside Out. Videodance, solo. Screened: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Western Kentucky University, as part of the WKU Dance Company’s fall main stage concert.

 

2008 Choreographed select works from the musical revue Red, Hot and Cole. Performed: William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS, as part of university’s summer dinner theater series.

2008 Flawed. Solo. Performed: Mannoni Performing Arts Center, University of Southern Mississippi, as part of Repertory Dance Company’s (RDC) fall main stage concert.

 

2008 Choreography and blocking for the musical Songs for a New World. Performed: Martha R. Tatum Theatre, University of Southern Mississippi.

2007 Roam. 19 dancers. Performed: Freshman Repertory class, XTE Informal Concert, University of Southern Mississippi.

 

2007 Ode to My Father. 5 dancers. Performed: Mannoni Performing Arts Center, University of Southern Mississippi, as part of RDC’s fall main stage concert.

 

2007 Choreographed select works from the musical revue A Grand Night for Singing. Performed: William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as part of their summer dinner theater series.

 

2007 In the Light of Day. 5 dancers. Performed: Studio 115 (black box theater), University of Southern Mississippi as part of RDC’s spring studio concert.

 

2007 Inside My Breath. Solo. Reworking of am I what I am not (2005). Performed: Mannoni Performing Arts Center, University of Southern Mississippi, as part of RDC’s spring main stage concert.

2006 There. 17 dancers. Performed: Freshman Repertory class, XTE Informal Concert, University of Southern Mississippi.

 

2006 Contaminated. 10 dancers. Video created to accompany choreography. Performed: Mannoni Performing Arts Center, University of Southern Mississippi, as part of RDC’s fall main stage concert.

2006 depending on the (i). 4 dancers. Video created to accompany choreography. Performed: Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University. Final Project for completion of my MFA degree.

2005 Laid Bare. Solo. Video created to accompany choreography. Performed: Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University. Performed in a self-produced concert at Mum Puppettheatre as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, September 2006. Also selected through adjudication for the Gala Concert at American College Dance Festival, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, March 2006.

 

2005 Just Who Do You Think I Am? 11 dancers. Performed: Freshman Repertory class, Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University.

 

2005 Flawed. Solo. Performed: Young Choreographers Concert, Schaeffer Theater, Bates Dance Festival.

 

2005 am i what i am not. Solo. Performed: Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University.

2004 i can’t even begin to tell you. 2 dancers. Video created to accompany choreography. Performed: Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University.

 

2004 17 Times a Day. 5 dancers. Performed: Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University.

2003 Tracings. 4 dancers. Performed: Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University & Joy of Motion Dance Project, Jack Guidone Theater, Washington, DC. Adjudicated at American College Dance Festival, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, March 2004.

 

2003 Off-Kilter. Solo. Performed: Dance Plus, Jack Guidone Theater, Washington, DC.

2002 Intertwined. Solo. Performed: Dance Plus, Joy of Motion Dance Project, and Antonini Dance Theater Fall Concert ’02, all at Jack Guidone Theater, Washington, DC.

 

2002 Sittin’ on the Steps. 2 dancers. Performed: Joy of Motion Dance Project, Jack Guidone Theater, Washington, DC.

VIDEO/TECHNOLOGY

Created video in conjunction with the following pieces listed above:

  9:52 (2012) 

  Contaminated (2010 & 2006)

  Silence and Static (2008)

  depending on the (i) (2006)

  Laid Bare (2005)

  i can’t even begin to tell you (2004)

2017 Color/Form. Knickerbocker Theatre, Hope College, Holland, MI. Created and produced a video dance of Hope faculty Angie Yetzkie’s choreography with Hope dance majors. Film was screened in the StrikeTime (student dance company) concert at Hope College.

2008 Inside Out. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. Created and produced a video dance screened in the fall dance concert at WKU.

2007 Alley Ink Dance, Philadelphia, PA. Designed and produced a promotional DVD for the dance company Alley Ink Dance using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and DVD Studio Pro.

 

2005 The Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), Philadelphia, PA. Hired by videographer Peter Richards to assist with a week of taping Philadanco lectures, master classes, and performances at Bryn Mawr College and Temple University.

2004 & 2005 Bates Dance Festival, Lewiston, ME. Assisted festival videographer Peter Richards with shooting, editing, and production of archival documentation of performances, lectures, classes, and life at the festival.

2005 Bloodwork, Philadelphia, PA. Collaborated with Shavon Norris in creating a video that accompanied Norris’s MFA choreographic thesis at Temple University.

2005 Looking Back, Philadelphia, PA

Created and produced a video dance shown in the spring Student Dance Concert at Temple University. Also shown on public access television in Philadelphia.

2004 Ellen Forman Tribute Performance, Philadelphia, PA. Documented the Ellen Forman Tribute Performance for the archives of the Philadelphia Dance Collection, housed at Temple University Libraries.

PERFORMANCE

 

2013 Scapegoat, Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI. Performed in modern dance work choreographed by Shawn T Bible as part of Trip the Light, a professional dance concert produced by Dance in the Annex (DITA).

2012 In Her Skin, Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI. Performed in modern dance quartet choreographed by Sherrie Barr as part of Salmagundi, a professional dance concert produced by Dance in the Annex (DITA).

2011 ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI. Performed in two performances of site-specific dance improvisation during ArtPrize that engaged with the sculptures of ArtPrize in downtown Grand Rapids as well as the architecture of found spaces and interaction with people passing by. Conceptualized by Angie Yetzke and performed as a collaboration with Yetzke and Amy Wilson.

2010 Life Is Dreaming, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. Performed improvisatory solo dance as part of an electronic opera created by WKU music faculty Michael Kallstrom and performed by Kallstrom and other WKU music faculty in an improvisation-based performance combining music, video, and dance.

2005-2006 False Testimony, Marianela Boán, Philadelphia, PA. Performer/Video Artist with Marianela Boán, established Cuban choreographer and MFA graduate student in the Temple Dance Department. Performed at Conwell Dance Theater at Temple University as well as La Mama Theater in New York.

 

2004-2006 MERGE Dance / Meghan Durham Wall, Philadelphia, PA. Dancer in modern dance company directed by choreographer Meghan Durham Wall. Performances in Princeton, New Jersey and Philadelphia, including at Princeton University, Painted Bride Theater, Spirit Wind Performance Space, Arts Bank, and the Drake Theater.
 

2000-2003 Antonini Dance Theater, Washington, DC. Company member under the direction of choreographer Lou Antonini. Rehearsed and performed in modern-based company repertory pieces and new works in local venues, including Joe's Movement Emporium and Joy of Motion Dance Center's Jack Guidone Theater.

SERVICE

2016-2022 American College Dance Association (ACDA), Rockville, MD. Elected board member for ACDA representing the East-Central region for two terms. Participate in annual regional conferences and national board members to support and promote collegiate level dance nationally. Previously served as the Election Facilitator and currently as the Peer Response Coordinator for the East-Central region.

2013-2016 Michigan Dance Council (MDC), Farmington Hills, MI. Regional Representative for the Grand Rapids area, promoting MDC activities and events to local members, recruiting new members for MDC, promoting West Michigan dance activities across the state, and maintaining communication between members and the MDC board. In 2014-2016, served on the Michigan Dance Festival Committee, assisting with the organizing of the events held in Oct. 2014, 2015, and 2016.

2012-2013 National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), Silver Spring, MD. Member of Research Committee that plans panels for the annual NDEO conference and reviews papers for the Top Paper Citation of proceedings.