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Education

Work experience

May 2008Aug 2008

Creative Movement Instructor

Monroe County YMCA
  • Head counselor at the YMCA summer day camp
  • Responsible for creating dance curriculums for children aged 3-4 and 5-6
  • Created a theatre-movement curriculum for children aged 9-12
  • Taught Laban/Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals (body, effort, space and shape) in a child-friendly manner
  • Focused on creative movement as an avenue for developing fine and gross motor skills
Mar 2007May 2008

Academic Tutor

Indiana University Athletics
  • Tutored undergraduate college students in Structural Kinesiology, Motor Learning and Principals of Athletic Training
  • Led small group study sessions
  • Assisted students in completing assignments and grasping major concepts of the course
Aug 2007Feb 2008

Performer and Publicity Coordinator

The Body Politic: dance performances in sites that shape our lives
  • Hired to collaborate with dancers, musicians and visual artists to create site-specific pieces which were performed in multiple locations
  •  Researched the history of the spaces and reported my findings to the dancers and directors
  • Coordinated publicity via press releases and personal announcements around the community
  • Worked with a designer to create a website and visual image for the project
  • Rehearsed, choreography and created structured improvisation with a company of dancers
  • Performed under the direction of season artists Laura Poole and Selene Carter
Jun 2006Aug 2006

Creative Arts Intern

Grace Community Church
  • Assisted in administrative tasks in the music and drama office
  • Researched and reviewed scripts for upcoming performances
  • Developed the dance ministry by implementing information gathered at conferences
  • Choreographed pieces and worked with high school students to perform these works

References

Kathy Jerke

Elizabeth Shea

Selene Carter

Certifications

ACE Personal Trainer

American Council On Exercise

CPR, AED & First Aid

American Heart Association

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Performance Experience

American College Dance Festival Gala, April, 2008

Hammer and Nail, Buskirk Chumley Theater April, 2008

From Zero to Infinity, John Waldron Arts Center March, 2008

The Body Politic, Monroe County Courthouse and Woodburn Hall February, 2008

From Past to Present, Ruth N. Halls Theater January, 2008

Attraversiamo! The Nest, October, 2007

Show & Tell, Windfall Dance Studio, August, 2007

Potluck Picnic, Bloomington, IN July, 2007

Hammer and Nail, John Waldron Arts Center April, 2007

A Celebration of the Arts, Buskirk Chumley Theater, March 2007

Grow, Move, Change, Ruth N. Halls Theater January, 2007

DanceCember, Bloomington, INDecember, 2006

African American Dance Company Lecture Demonstration, October, 2006

You Speak, I Dance Noblesville, IN July, 2006

Hammer and Nail, John Waldron Arts Center April, 2006

Choreographic Experience

Attraversiamo! The Nest, October 2007

Potluck Picnic, Bloomington, IN July, 2007

Hammer and Nail, John Waldron Arts Center April, 2007

A Celebration of the Arts, Buskirk Chumley Theater, March 2007

DanceCember, Bloomington, INDecember, 2006

You Speak, I Dance Noblesville, IN July, 2006

Summary

I am a modern dancer and performing artist interested in creative work with artists from other fields. My previous work includes collaborations with musicians, visual artists, lighting designers, and writers. I base my work off of my immediate environment, with a particular interest in site-specific dance. I am focused on making dance accessible to the community by performing in public spaces and finding ways to make tickets affordable.

In addition to my degree in Kinesiology, I have my ACE personal training certification. I have teaching experience in a variety of movement-based fields including modern dance, ballet, creative movement, theatre, improvisation and personal fitness training. I am seeking more opportunities to educate children and adults on how to use their bodies creatively and healthfully.

I also have experience in contemporary and post-modern choreography and performance.  I have often taken the role as director in collective works and community performances.