Artist Goal
To become a well-rounded and intelligent dance teacher

Education
Columbia College Chicago – Chicago, IL                                                                            
BFA Degree in Dance 2016

                                                                     
Teaching Experience
Storybook Ballet: Feburary 2017 - Present
  • Teaching Assistant 
Central Midwest Ballet Academy: January 2017 - Present
  • Jazz Teacher
  • Modern Teacher
Midwest Performing Arts: September 2016 - Present
  • Modern Teacher
  • Hip Hop Teacher
  • ​Front Desk
A Leap Above Dance: June 2016 - Present
  • Modern Teacher
  • Solo, Duet, & Dance Team Choreographer
Madison Contemporary Vision Dance
  • Summer Intensive Teacher (2016, 2017)
  • Master Classes
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
  • Jones College Prep (Spring 2016) – BFA Teaching Capstone under the direction of Elisa Foshay and Dardi McGinley-Gallivan
  • Teaching 2 (Spring 2016) – Advanced assistant teaching for modern technique under the direction of Emily Stein and Paige Cunningham
  • Directed Study: Teaching Assistant (Fall 2015) – Assistant teaching for modern technique under the direction of Darrell Jones and Dardi McGinley-Gallivan
  • Score Setters Residency (Fall 2015) – Improvisation technique residency at Recycled Barre under the direction of Kelsa Robinson
  • Teaching 1 (Fall 2014) - Team teaching for modern technique under the direction of Kelsa Robinson
  • Teaching 1 (Fall 2014) – Partner teaching for beginner ballet technique under the direction of Kelsa Robinson & Zineb Chraibi
  • Music & Rhythm in Dance (Spring 2014) – Teaching modern technique with an accompanist under the direction of Michael Caskey
Minocqua Dance
  • Guest Teaching Artist – Master modern technique class for middle and high school students

Training
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago: Fall 2012 – Spring 2016                         
  • Modern Technique: Christina Gonzalez-Gilett, Meghann Wilkinson, Joanna Rosenthal, Liz Burritt, Paige Cunningham, Yael Levitin, Onye Ozuzu, Doran Raz, Darrell Jones, Carrie Hanson, Michel Rodriquez, Christine Betsill
  • Ballet Technique: Zineb Chraibi, Emily Stein, Allen Desterhaft, Natalie Rast, Jeff Hancock
  • Hip Hop Technique: Trae Turner, Kelsa Robinson
  • West African Technique: Idy Ciss, Pamela Payne
  • Jazz Technique: Shannon Grayson
  • Composition & Improvisation: Taisha Paggett, Lisa Gonzales, Colleen Halloran, Peter Carpenter
  • Dance History, Theory, Pedagogy, & Production: Meghann Wilkinson, Raquel Monroe, Bonnie Brooks, Kelsa Robinson, Dardi McGinley-Gallivan, Carrie Hanson, Kevin Rechner, Margi Cole, Peter Carpenter
Ironwood Dance Company: 2000-2012
  • Lyrical: Amber Hollenbeck, Cheyenne O'Brien
  • Ballet: Margaret Grachek, Amber Hollenbeck, Jamie Hinds, Tiffeny Gene
  • Hip Hop/Funk: Joan Movrich, Jennifer Markowski, Bethany Hellen
  • Tap: Margaret Grachek
  • Jazz: Margaret Grachek, Amber Hollenbeck

Performance Experience
Madison Contemporary Vision Dance​
  • Madison Memiors (2016 Season)
    • "Awakening a Dream for Hope and a Future" by Heidi Krause
    • "189" by Beth Piccolo
    • "The Story of Us" by Natalie Nemeckay
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
  • Repertory Performance Workshop Spring 2016
    • "Fear?" by Dr. Lorenzo (Rennie) Harris
    • "Monomyth" by Pamela McNeil
    • "Homesick Blues" by Jessica Miller Tomlinson
  • ​“Furtherance to Occlusion” by Rebecca Huang
    Student Performance Night Spring 2016

  • ​“Beyond the Edges” by Alicia Wilson & dancers
    Choreographic Project Concert: move-meant Spring 2015
  • ​“I’m here, we’re here” by Taisha Paggett & dancers
    Repertory Performance Workshop & Faculty Concert Fall 2012


Conferences & Intensives
  • ACDA North-Central Conference 2016
    • ​Stevens Point, WI
  • ​The Seldoms's Summer Intensive 2016
    • ​Chicago, IL
Other Dance Related Experiences
  • Website manager for asendingstardance.com and mcvdance.com
  • Helped organize MCVD's National Day Dance event (Summer 2016)
  • Performed in "Night of a 100 Drag Queens" Chicago, IL (Fall 2015)