EDUCATION
MFA in Performance and Choreography
University of Colorado at Boulder
Studied with: Nada Diachenko, David Capps, Robin Haig, Toby Hankin, Nancy Spanier.
Specialized Areas of Study: Administration and Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Contact Improvisation, Laban Movement Analysis, Non-verbal Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, Performance Improvisation.

BA in Dance
University of Texas at Austin
Studied with: Sharon Vasquez, Ann Daly, Leon Danelian, Sondra Lomax, Woody McGriff, Yacov Sharir.
Specialized Areas of Study: Dance History/Criticism and Dance Production. 

PERFORMANCE
Dancer, Mosaic Dance Body (Austin, TX and Cambridge, MA) 
Performed throughout Texas and Massachusetts in repertory created by Artistic Director and guest choreographers

Dancer/Choreographer, Kinesis Dance Theatre (Austin, TX) 
Additional duties included coordinating benefit performances, fundraising events and artist residencies, directing volunteer activity and performance logistics.

Dancer, C.U. Contemporary Dance Works (Boulder, CO) 
Performed throughout Colorado in repertory created by student choreographers

Dancer, Ariel Dance Theatre (Austin, TX) 
Concerts: "Y is a Crooked Letter" and "Deep Sleep"  

DANCE ADMINISTRATION
Dance Program Manager / Teacher, Saint Mary's Hall School 2017
Responsible for communications and logistics, teaching and choreographing for student concerts.

Executive Director, San Antonio Dance Umbrella 2017
Responsibilities include facilitating, supporting and advocating for local dance artists, educators and enthusiasts, grant writing and events.

Marketing & Events Officer, Royal Academy of Dance - Step into Dance Program (London, UK) 2010
Marketing responsibilities included managing all aspects of visibility for the youth program - social media and website presence, media relations and merchandizing. Events role included organizing performances and coordinating front of house activities and volunteers.

Founder/Director, Mosaic Dance Body (Austin, TX and Cambridge, MA) 1999-2007 and 2012-present
Responsibilities included administering self-authored city & state grants, coordinating fundraising efforts and visibility plan, managing media relations, volunteers and company members, commissioning guest artists and liaising with performance venue representatives for site-specific and theatre work

Master Class and Guest Speaker Coordinator for DANCEfest (2000) Responsibilities included recruiting teachers, securing space and donations, scheduling and coordinating volunteer activity

Founder/Coordinator for Mosaic - a summer dance and visual arts program for the children of SafePlace, formerly the Center for Battered Women (1999)
Responsibilities include grantwriting, designing curriculum, hiring and training staff and administrating program and funding
Assistant Administrative Coordinator for regional American College Dance Festival (1995)
Responsibilities included securing food donations, organizing receptions, researching travel and housing information for participants and establishing service trades for participant transportation

Tour Director/Dancer for C.U. Contemporary Dance Works (1995)          
Responsibilities included securing bookings and housing, scheduling classes and performances in target communities, coordinating dancer rehearsals and organizing tour itinerary   

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
TEXAS
*Texas Dance Improvisation Festival; Denton, TX
*Dance Certification 8-12 grade, PE Certification K-12, History Certification 8-12 grade
*Zumba Certification
*American Fitness Association of America Certification

LONDON
*Studied with Stephen Pelton (Limon-based) - The Place, Greenwich Dance Agency, Siobhan Davies Studios

BOSTON/CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
*Choreography workshop with Tere O’Connor, Green Street Studios
*Contemporary technique with Jody Weber, Nicole Pierce, Cheri Opperman, floor ballet with Marcus Schulkind - Green Street Studios

AUSTIN, TEXAS
*Master classes with Llory Wilson, Merce Cunningham, Bebe Miller, Lori Belilove (Isadora Duncan Technique), Cindy Gratz (Sam Houston University), Cinzia Cascianini, (Associazione Culturale Danza of Italy), Sumi Komo (Alexander/Cunningham), Frank Katoola (African Dance - Nigerian), Pilates Training with Pilates Center of Austin and Ballet Austin

BOULDER, COLORADO 
*Master classes with Brenda Dubin (Paul Taylor), Brenda Dixon-Gottschild (history), Sally Kaplan, (videodance), Purnima Varia (Classical Indian Dance), Liz Lerman, Blondell Cummings, Eva Cernik (Middle Eastern Dance), Carla Maxwell (Limon), Jeanette Trujillo (Flamenco)
*Contact improvisation with Adwoa Lemieux 
*Studied Alexander Technique with Sumi Komo

CONTINUING EDUCATION
*Women’s Activism: Education, Art, Writing, Film - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
*Teaching Methods - Southwest Texas State University (Coursework toward Texas Teacher Certification) 

VOLUNTEER WORK / BENEFIT PERFORMANCES
*Board Member - Austin City Ballet, TX
*Billing Coordinator/Scheduler – Green Street Studios, Cambridge, MA
*Performer – Benefit performance for ARIA; NYC
*Board Member – Boston Dance Alliance, Boston, MA
*Coordinator - Underwear Drive for SafePlace (in conjunction with DRAWERS concert), Austin, TX
*Coordinator - Piece by Piece choreographer chat, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Austin, TX
*Mosaic Movement and Visual Arts classes for children at SafePlace
*Coordinator/performer - Benefit Performance for SafePlace at the Austin Children’s Museum, TX

GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS
PROFESSIONAL
*Mosaic Dance Body, company in residence - Austin City Ballet (2012)
*Recipient of "Space Grant" – Green Street Studios (2006)
*Work chosen for performance in “Choreographers Group” (2005)
*Work chosen for performance in “Ten’s the Limit” choreographic showcase (2004)
*Recipient of Green Street Studio Emerging Artist Fellowship (2003)
*Member of Austin Critic’s Table (2001)
*City of Austin grant funding for Mosaic Dance Body (1998-2002)
*Dance Panel, University of Texas Dance Department 60th Anniversary (1998)
*Texas Commission on the Arts Resident Artist Roster (1997-2000)

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO 
*Dean’s Small Grant Award, for the production of my MFA Concert
*Graduate Part-Time Instructorship
*Supplemental Fellowship Program
*Theatre and Dance Graduate Fellowship
                       
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
*Morton Brown Scholarship
*Dean’s List 
*Senior Dance Major Representative
*Fine Arts Council
            
MASTER’S THESIS
Communication Theories: A Potential Resource for Modern Dancers
Submitted to the Faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance in Partial Fulfillment of the Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance