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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2011 - present Founder and Artistic Director, Dance Together Project, Toronto
2009-2011 Instructor, York University, Department of Dance, Toronto, Canada
2000 - 2008 Instructor, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Alaska Anchorage
2000 - 2008 Co-founder and Artistic Director, Ritmovida Dance Partnership, Anchorage, AK
2007 Co-Director, University of Alaska Anchorage Theatre for Young People, Anchorage, Alaska
2004 Instructor, Alaska Theater of Youth Summer Conservatory, Anchorage, Alaska
2001 Instructor, Anchorage Classical Ballet (three week intensive program), Anchorage, Alaska
1996–2000 Instructor, Academie de Danse, Anchorage, Alaska


CHOREOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE

2013 WaltzBreak, commissioned by FELIX AUSTRIA!, premiered and the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, Toronto
2011 Her Illustrious Highness, premiered at Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Toronto
2011 No More Accordion, premiered at Hub 14, Toronto
2010 M’otherland, premiered at the McLean Performance Studio, Toronto
2010 Lighter, premiered at the Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
2009 Pomme de Terre and Nest, premiered at Scotia Bank Theatre, Toronto
2008 Ruffle Shuffle, premiered at UAA Mainstage Theatre
2007 Perfect Strangers and Salida, commissioned by the UAA Department of Theatre and Dance, premiered at Jerry Harper Studio Theater, UAA Dance Ensemble Concert
2007 Ocho, commissioned by the Alaska Dance Theatre, premiered at the Anchorage Center for the Performing Arts, LIVE Concert
2007 Face to Face and Sun in My Mouth, premiered at UAA Mainstage Theatre, New Dances Concert
2006 Got Cha, commissioned by the UAA Department of Theatre and Dance, premiered at Jerry Harper Studio Theater, UAA Dance Ensemble Concert
2006 Fall Ball, commissioned by the Alaska Dance Theatre, premiered at the Anchorage Center for the Performing Arts, LIVE Concert
2005 One, commissioned by the UAA Department of Theatre and Dance, premiered at Jerry Harper Studio Theater, UAA Dance Ensemble Concert
2005 Cruzada, premiered at the Northwestern Regional Conference American College Dance Festival, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; recognized in the Final Gala Concert
2002 Sounds Off Time, premiered at UAA Mainstage Theate
2002 La Boite a Joujoux, premiered at Jerry Harper Studio Theatre
2001 A Sense of Her, premiered at the UAA Black Box Theater
2001 Secrets by Unknown, premiered at UAA Mainstage Theater

DANCE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

2013 WaltzBreak, premiered and the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, Toronto
2012 M'BODY with Mind the Gap collective, Creative Blueprint Gallery, Toronto
2011 Yes, but! with Mind the Gap collective, Scotia Bank Theatre, Toronto
2011 Global Excerpts, Hub 14, Toronto
2010 Shooting a Bird, an evening of autobiographical solos, McLean Performance Studio, Toronto
2009 How Do Bones Sound if We Really Listen, with Mind the Gap collective, Scotia Bank Theatre, Toronto
2007 Renastere, a site specific performance with sculptor Vlad Basarab, MTS Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
2004-2007 New Dances, annual dance production, UAA Department of Theatre and Dance, Anchorage, Alaska
1998-2007 UAA Dance Ensemble Concert, UAA Department of Theatre and Dance, Anchorage, AK
2006 LIVE, Alaska Dance Theater concert, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska
2005 Conversations, faculty concert at Rhythm Explosion Festival, Bozeman, Montana
1999-2005 Voices, UAA Department of Theatre and Dance, Anchorage, Alaska
2001-2008 Jazz Week Concert, annual live music and dance performance, with Rebecca Mauleon, Kristin Korb, Katherine Kramer, and Valeria Pinero, Anchorage, Alaska
2004 Expanding the Stage: The Image After, a multimedia production by Brian Jeffery and Marianne Kim, UAA Department of Theatre and Dance, Anchorage, Alaska
2002, 2004 Jazz Fighting Hunger Concert, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska
2002 LOOK AGAIN: Alaskan Landscapes in Transition, a site specific performance at various sites in Homer, Anchorage, and Fairbanks, Alaska
2001 The Distance From Here to There, with the XSIGHT! Performance Group, UAA Department of Theatre and Dance, Anchorage, Alaska
2001 Special Olympics Closing Ceremony, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska
2001 Sharing the Dance, an honors project in choreography, production and performance, Club Soraya, Anchorage, Alaska
2000 PASTForward, with the White Oak Dance Project and Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska
2000 Holiday Lights, with the Airforce Band of the Pacific, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska
1991 Magadan Days, with Tanzgracia Ballroom Dance Company, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska


EDUCATION

2009-2011 Master of Fine Arts Choreography and Dance Dramaturgy, York University, Toronto
2002-2006 Master of Arts Dance and Adult Education, University of Alaska Anchorage
1996-2001 Bachelor of Arts International Business and Arts Administration, University of Alaska Anchorage


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists

CONFERENCES

2009 Participant, Summer Dance School TsEKh'09
2001-2008 Participant, World Salsa Congress, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY
2007 Instructor, DanceFest, Juneau, Alaska
2001 - 2007 Instructor, Rhythm Explosion Workshop, Bozeman, Montana
2006 Participant, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, Cultural Traditions Program, Becket, MA
2006 - 2007 Instructor, American College Dance Festival, Ohio State University and University of Montana
2005 - 2007 Presenter, Annual Staff Development Day, University of Alaska Anchorage
2006 Instructor, Northwest Salsa Congress, Seattle, WA
2003 Participant, Jump Rhythm Jazz Summer Institute for Dance Teachers, Lexington, MA
2003 Participant, Bates Dance Festival, Lewiston, ME

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

2008 Faculty Minigrant for Dance Together Alaska Festival, University of Alaska Anchorage Center of Community Engagement and Learning
2005 “Cruzada,” University of Alaska Anchorage Student Showcase Journal
2005 Dayle Skore Memorial Award, University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance
2005 UAA Student Showcase Winner, University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Campus Life
2001 UAA Student Leadership Honors, University of Alaska Anchorage Office of Student Affairs
1997-2000 Chancellor’s Scholar, University of Alaska Anchorage Office of the Chancellor
1998-1990 Franklin M Leach and AHAINA Scholarships, University of Alaska Foundation