I am currently a full time assistant professor in Movement at the School of Music, Theater and Dance at the University of Michigan. I have an experience teaching all levels of technique classes, choreography, repertory, acting, dance and design, movement for actors as well as creating new work on the students. In the last couple of years I have been an assistant profession at Middlebury College, visiting professor at University of Florida, adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University in Washington DC, and at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD. I also was teach weekly advanced modern dance technique classes in the DC area at Dance Place, the Dance Exchange and the Collective, Baltimore. In 2010 I was a full-time Visiting Artist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Department of Dance, teaching technique, improvisation, choreography, and repertory. My primary teaching goal is to assist students in developing a unique artistic voice, curious mind and highly intelligent body. I help the students achieve their individual goals by working toward a strong technical foundation, artistry and sincerity in performance, and commitment in the creative process. I also help students become more informed, interested and active participants in the contemporary dance field.
My Technique Class
My technique class helps the students achieve their individual goals by working toward a strong technical foundation, artistry in movement, and dancing from a neutral, relaxed body. Class offers an opportunity to work in-depth on body alignment, physical clarity, and movement initiation. In class we explore principles of basic release work, anatomic understanding, and structural soundness, and apply them to a highly articulate, daring, intricate and physical movement phrase, involving dynamic shifts of energy, level changes and intriguing pathways. I focus the last portion of the class on working towards becoming compelling and magnetic performers, who bring details and quality in any given choreography, and feel at ease within a broad range of movements: athletic, gestural and theatrical.