An active educator with a wide array of experience, I focus on connecting students to history, themselves and one another through experiencing dance studies and embodying music with a focus in jazz and the American vernacular. I have worked in settings as varied as private studios, public education programs and colleges. I am currently on faculty at Winona State University and serve as a Teaching Artist for the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, and I co-teach the open Friday Morning Jazz class at Zenon Dance Company and School. I am available for hire for youth, older adult and academic workshops and residencies. For class descriptions, sample syllabi or to schedule a master class or residency, connect with me!

Teaching a session at the 2017 National Dance Education Organization Conference

Photo - NDEO 2017 2

Beyond the teaching excerpts included in the reel on the ‘ABOUT’ page of this site, excerpts and full session videos of teaching in jazz, tap, modern and lecture classes available upon request.

Statement of Teaching Philosophy & Capabilities

Class and Lecture Specialities: Jazz Technique | Jazz Dance History | Jazz Dance Improvisation | Dance Improvisation | Dance in Popular Culture | Modern Technique |  Dance Appreciation | Dance History | Musical Resources for Dance | Tap Technique | Appalachian Clogging Technique | House Dance Technique | American Vernacular Dance Sampler | Dance Composition