In addition to regular choreographic work for Jacksonville Dance Theatre, my choreography has recently been produced at the Los Angeles Dance Festival; Performatica in Puebla, Mexico; Dance Gallery Festival at Ailey Center, NYC, and Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX; Florida State College at Jacksonville; Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville; the New Seeds Festival for Women Artists; Pasadena Dance Festival; The Cambridge School of Weston, MA; Episcopal School of Jacksonville; NewGrounds in Tampa, FL; the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival; and Case Western Reserve University.
As a proponent of excellence in dance filmmaking, I was a contributing filmmaker for the seven-continent crowd-sourced Globe Trot, and in 2012 I produced an award-winning dance film while in attendance at the NES Artist Residency program in Skagaströnd, Iceland. Previously, I was founder and co-artistic director of the Los Angeles-based B.E. Productions Dance Company for eight seasons.
Grants & commissions
- Art in Education Grant for the National Waterways Dance Project
- Cultural Service Grant for Jacksonville Dance Theatre
- PNC Arts Alive Grant for the JDT Bridge Project
- 2016 commission for Mendocino College in California
Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of dancing for a variety of choreographers including James Morrow, Bliss Kohlmyer, Mikey Rioux, Lana Heylock, Eryn Schon, Erica Rebollar, Deborah Wolf, Wade Madsen, Stephanie Skura, and others. I toured nationally for six seasons as a soloist with Lineage Dance Company of Los Angeles.
Highlights & RESIDENCIES
- 2017 New Aesthetics Performance Intensive in Vancouver, Canada
- 2012 NES Artist Residency program in Skagaströnd, Iceland
There has not been a time in my professional career when I wasn’t teaching, so it feels like a tightly woven part of my life as an artist. Teaching is where I get to dive into investigating what is fascinating about the human mind and body. The most satisfying moments are when my students take charge of the material and start to make independent connections.
To me, teaching is like choreography and performance in that it centers around my skills as a communicator. I work hard to articulate concepts clearly—through my physical practice, through every word I say aloud in and out of the classroom, and energetically to students receiving feedback. Teaching is my daily practice in mindfulness.
AWARDS & ACCREDITATION
- Winner, 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award from FSCJ
- Presenter, TEDxFSCJ
- Registered Certified Yoga Instructor
- Certified Pilates instructor