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Education

  • 2016-2018 Mills College – MFA in Dance Studies – Oakland, CA
  • 2006-2010 Dominican University of CA – Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program, Inaugural Class, Biology Minor – San Rafael, CA
  • 2002-2006 Watchung Hills Regional High School – Warren, NJ

Dance Training:

  • 2014-2015, 2011 Batsheva Dance Company – Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2009 San Francisco Conservatory of Dance
  • 2005 The Juilliard School
  • 2004 Boston Ballet
  • 2003 Virginia School of the Arts
  • 2002-2006 American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School
  • 1995-2002 Gotta Dance

Related Training:

  • 2010-2019 GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Certifications and Updates

Professional Dance Experience:

  • 2017-2019 James Graham Dance Theatre – The Grass is Sleeping(2019) & Alpha Mouse (2017) – San Francisco, CA.
  • 2017-2018 Marin Ballet – The Nutcracker – Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium – San Rafael, CA.
  • 2013-Present Inside Out Contemporary Ballet – San Rafael, CA.
  • May 2016 Ars Minerva – Artistic Director: Celine Ricci, Choreographer: Muriel Maffre – The Amazons in the Fortunate Isles – San Francisco, CA.
  • 2011 Garrett/Moulton Productions – The Experience of Flight in Dreams – San Francisco, CA.
  • 2010 Oakland Ballet – The Nutcracker– Oakland, CA.
  • 2009 Dawson Dance SF – San Francisco, CA.
  • 2003-2005 American Repertory Ballet – Princeton, NJ.

Honors and Awards:

  • 2018 E.L. Wiegand Foundation Dance Department Teaching Award from Mills College
  • 2016 Lenaea Theater Festival – Outstanding Original Script, Ensemble Excellence, and Bronze Award for Best One Act Play
  • September 2016 Take 5 Audience Select Winner – ODC Theater
  • 2014-2015 Fulbright Post-Graduate Student Fellowship to Israel
  • Fall 2014 Ca$h Grant Recipient, Theatre Bay Area
  • 2013 Audience Select Award for New Ground Dance Theatre’s Emerging Artists Dance Showcase
  • 2006-2010 Trustee Merit Scholarship to Dominican University of California
  • 2004 Merit Scholarship to Boston Ballet

Academic Employment:

  • Fall 2019-Present Southern Utah University – Assistant Professor of Dance – Cedar City, UT.
  • Spring 2017-Spring 2018 Mills College – Graduate Assistant Professor, Elementary Ballet – Oakland, CA.
  • Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance – Visiting Professor, Ballet Technique, GYROKINESIS® Instructor, & Ensemble Choreographer – Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 2010-2014 Dominican University of CA – Teacher’s Assistant for Dance/Religion 3001: “Dance and Spiritual Expression – Rhythmic Bodily Movement and the Religious Life” – San Rafael, CA.

Teaching Experience:

  • 2018-2019 Ruth Asawa School of the Arts – Guest Artist, Ballet Technique, Choreographer – San Francisco, CA.
  • 2017-2019 Stapleton School of Performing Arts – Faculty, Ballet Technique, Contemporary Dance, Choreographer – San Anselmo, CA.
  • 2017- 2019 The Bay Club – GYROKINESIS® Instructor – Corte Madera, CA.
  • 2011-Present Marin Ballet – Faculty, Contemporary Dance Program Director, Ballet Technique, Composition, Improvisation, Choreographer – San Rafael, CA.
  • 2012-2018 Redwood High School Drama Department – Guest Artist, Director of Original Student Works in Physical Theater – Larkspur, CA.
  • 2012-2018 Roco Dance and Fitness – Faculty, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Contemporary Dance, Choreographer – Mill Valley, Fairfax, CA.
  • 2017 Just Dance Academy – Guest Faculty, Contemporary Dance, Choreographer – San Rafael, CA.
  • 2016-2017 Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School – Guest Artist, Ballet Program Director, Choreographer – Novato, CA.
  • 2012-2016 Miss Sara’s Ballet School – Faculty, Ballet Technique, Choreographer – Ross, CA.
  • 2015 Steps Studio in Kfar Saba – Visiting Artist, Ballet Technique – Kfar Saba, Israel.
  • 2012-2014 Dominican University of CA/Albert J. Boro Community Center – Dance Club Coordinator – San Rafael, CA.
  • 2012-2014 Young Imaginations – Educator, Multicultural Music and Dance for underserved children K-5 in the Public School System – San Rafael, Ignacio, Novato, CA.
  • 2009-2014 The Spiral Studio at Harbor Point – GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor – Mill Valley, CA.

Self-Produced Choreographic Works:

  • November 2018 Ever Onward – Marin Ballet Open Division Choreographic Workshop – San Rafael, CA.
  • May 2018 Cirque de Oops! – Inside Out Contemporary Ballet – Mills College. Oakland, CA.
  • September/November, 2016 Boxing – Inside Out Contemporary Ballet – Collaboration with beat boxer Roy Matz – ODC Theater/College of Marin. San Francisco/Kentfield, CA.
  • October 3, 10-11 2015 If I Were You – Project Israel– Inside Out Contemporary Ballet – Collaboration with musician Ben Juodvalkis and set designer Lisa Boling Huntsman – ODC Commons in San Francisco and Angelico Concert Hall in San Rafael, CA.
  • February 22-23, 2014 If I Were You – Project Marin– Inside Out Contemporary Ballet – Collaboration with set designer Lisa Boling Holloway – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • August 2, 2013 Tungli – Inside Out Contemporary Ballet – NDNU Theatre. Belmont, CA.
  • February 24, 2013 Dance Anyway– Inside Out Contemporary Ballet Premiere – Collaboration with slam poet Jewel Mathieson – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.

Choreographic Commissions:

  • June 2019: One Up – Stapleton School of Performing Arts – San Anselmo Playhouse. San Anselmo, CA.
  • June 2019: Playing for Keeps – Stapleton School of Performing Arts – San Anselmo Playhouse. San Anselmo, CA.
  • June 2019: And The Truth Shall Make You Odd – Senior Solo for Dominican University of CA – Angelico Concert Hall. San Rafael, CA.
  • June 2019: Over There – Audition solo for Charlotte Hee, Marin Ballet – Phyllis Thelen Theater.
  • June 2019: Christina – Audition Solo for Christina Hanf, Marin Ballet – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • May 2019: Appendage – Ruth Asawa School of the Arts – Cowell Theater. San Francisco, CA.
  • April 2019: Brick by Brick – Marin Ballet – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • July 2018: Cabaret – The Refuge Theater – Z Space. San Francisco, CA.
  • February 2018: Roots and Rebellions and Individually Together– Marin Ballet and the Regional Dance America Festival – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • September 2017: In Grace – Senior Solo for Dominican University of CA – Angelico Concert Hall. San Rafael, CA.
  • April 2017: Skipped Beats – Marin Ballet – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • February 2017: The Secret Life of Emojis – Redwood High School Drama Department and the Lenaea Theater Festival – Redwood High School. Larkspur, CA.
  • March 10, 2016: The Plight of the Lonely Heart – Marin Ballet and the Regional Dance America Festival – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • March 12, 2016: Shadow Aspect – Marin School of the Arts – Novato, CA.
  • February 5, 2016: Eye of the Dreamer– Redwood High School Drama Department and the Lenaea Theater Festival – Redwood High School. Larkspur, CA.
  • January 30, 2016: The Journey– The Branson School – Ross, CA.
  • February 5, 2015: Invisible Tree– Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Collaboration with composer/musician Lilliana and Andres Carrizo – Machsan 2 Theater. Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • April 2014: Steal the Show (A.K.A. Be-YOU-tiful)and Remembering – Marin Ballet – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • October 5, 2013: The Shadow of a Doubt – Inside Out Contemporary Ballet – 22nd Annual West Wave Dance Festival – Collaboration with interactive lighting designer Mark Janes – ODC Commons. San Francisco, CA.
  • May 2013: Nothing Left to Lose – Alonzo King LINES Ballet B.F.A. Program with Dominican University of CA – Senior Solo for Stephanie Stevens – Angelico Concert Hall. San Rafael, CA.
  • March 2013: Twin Flames and Change– Marin Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • April 27-29, 2012: Twenty-Six– Marin School of the Arts – Novato High School. Novato, CA.
  • May 2012: Becoming Honest – Marin Ballet – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • May 2012: White Crow– Geistdanz One Festival – Phyllis Thelen Theater. San Rafael, CA.
  • October 2, 2010: Step Inside– Live performance with Shpongle – The Warfield Theater. San Francisco, CA.

Screendance Commissions:

  • June 2019: Breton Butterfly– Independent project produced by Oscar award winner Bruce Nicholson – Pepperwood Preserve. Santa Rosa, CA.
  • June 2018: Primavera – Independent project produced by Bruce Nicholson – Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
  • July 2017: Glen Road – Independent project produced by Bruce Nicholson – Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.
  • January 2017: If I Were You – Project Israel: A Dancer’s Journey Through the Holy Land – Documentary produced by Bruce Nicholson (Visual Effects, Star Wars) – Premiered at 32TEN Studios, San Rafael, CA.

Special Project Commissions:

  • September 2017-Present: Project Pulse: A Dance Research Experience– in collaboration with The Pine Street Clinic in San Anselmo, CA. I was hired to design and lead workshops to teach practitioners and students of Traditional Chinese Medicine to take pulses with increased sensitivity and accuracy by way of a choreographed dance experience.

Guest Artist Performances:

  • November 2016: Boxing – College of Marin Fall Showcase – Kentfield, CA.
  • September 2016: If I Were You – Project Israel Excerpt – PUSHfest – ODC Theater. San Francisco, CA.
  • April 2016: If I Were You – Project Israel Excerpt – College of Marin Spring Showcase – Kentfield, CA.
  • 2014:Tungli– Inside Out Contemporary Ballet – Artistic Director: Casey Lee Thorne – sjDANCEco ChoreoProject Awards Concert, San Jose, CA.
  • August 2014: If I Were You – Project Marin Excerpt – New Ground Theater Company – NDNU Theatre. Belmont, CA.
  • April 2014: If I Were You – Project Marin Excerpt – College of Marin Spring Showcase – Kentfield, CA.
  • April 2013: Dance Anyway Excerpt – College of Marin Spring Showcase – Kentfield, CA.
  • October 2010: Step Inside – Shpongle Concert – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA.

Stage Crew Experience:

  • June 2017: Last Blue Couch in the Sky– 20thAnniversay of Epiphany Productions, Artistic Director: Kim Epifano – The Forum at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA.

Lectures

  • October 2018: Dominican University of CA – Practicing Choice: Progressive Pedagogy in Contemporary Ballet Training – San Rafael, CA.
  • May 2016: Marin School of the Arts – Ballet History: France and the Classical Origins of Ballet – Novato, CA.
  • February 2016: Peninsula Jewish Community Center – If I Were You: Dancers Across Borders– Foster City, CA.
  • November 2015: Jewish Learning Works – If I Were You: Dancers Across Borders– San Francisco, CA.
  • November 2015: Osher Marin Jewish Community Center – If I Were You: Dancers Across Borders– Terra Linda, CA.
  • October 2015: Jewish Community High School of the Bay – If I Were You: Dancers Across Borders– San Francisco, CA.
  • March 2015: Fulbright Regional Conference, Middle East/North Africa – If I Were You: Project Israel – Amman, Jordan.
  • October 2014: Dominican University of CA: Shaking in Israel; Gaga and the Activation of the Religious Imagination– San Rafael, CA.
  • November 2012/2013: Dominican University of CA: Martha Graham: Blood Memory– San Rafael, CA.
  • November 2012/2013:Dominican University of CA: Isadora Duncan: Making Waves– San Rafael, CA
  • November 2012/2013: Dominican University of CA: Greek Tragedy: Apollinian vs. Dionysian Dialogues– San Rafael, CA.
  • October 2012/2013: Dominican University of CA: Nietzsche’s Dancers: Introduction– San Rafael, CA.
  • October 2012/2013: Dominican University of CA: Ruth St. Denis: Passionate Madonna– San Rafael, CA.
  • October 2012/2013: Dominican University of CA: Putting One’s Foot on a Great Paradox of Life: Bodily Becoming Involves a Whole Lot of Waiting– San Rafael, CA.
  • September 2012/2013: Dominican University of CA: India’s Odissi Tradition: Ritual Dance for Fertility– San Rafael, CA.
  • September 2012/2013: Dominican University of CA: Movement As Mediator of Meaning: Macumba-Christianity – San Rafael, CA.
  • September 2012/2013: Dominican University of CA: Becoming Honest: A Look Inside the Creative Process–San Rafael, CA.
  • September 2011:Dominican University of CA: Gaga– San Rafael, CA.
  • December 2010:Dominican University of CA:Finding Wisdom in Desire– San Rafael, CA.

Languages:

  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Beginner Hebrew

References:

  • Dr. Gay Lynch – Associate Professor, Religion and Philosophy – Dominican University of CA: (415) 482-3542, 
gay.lynch@dominican.edu
  • Dr. Kimerer LaMothe – Dancer, Philosopher, Author, Scholar of Religion: kimerer@vitalartsmedia.com
  • Cynthia Lucas – Artistic Director of Marin Ballet: (415) 971-5071, clucas@marinballet.org
  • Christina Johnson, MFA – Dancer, Faculty at Marin Ballet: (420)-8124, christinajohnson208@gmail.com
  • James Graham, MFA – Adjunct Professor, Dance – Dominican University of CA: (614) 257-7504, jamesness78@yahoo.com

Research Interests:

Contemporary Dance Practices, Progressive Pedagogy, Dance Education, Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Physical Theater, Improvisation, Gaga, Community Engagement, Screendance, Arts Advocacy, Healing