An active educator with a wide array of experience, I revel in connecting students to history, themselves, one another and the moment by experiencing dance studies through embodiment, viewing, discussion and writing. While I specialize in sharing my groove, interaction and improvisation-based approach to jazz, I teach several forms of dance and lecture classes as well. I have worked with people of all ages and experience levels in settings as varied as private studios, public education programs and colleges. Please visit my Teaching Philosophy & Capabilities statement for more on my approach and background. For class descriptions, sample syllabi and full teaching video samples, please connect with me.
Teaching a session at the 2017 National Dance Education Organization Conference
WRITING & PRESENTING:
I consider writing and presenting about dance to be vital ways to better understand its impact. I’m particularly interested in the influence of jazz and American social dance ideas upon education and staged dance. My recent activity in this area includes the publishing of an upcoming piece in Dance Education in Practice and a jazz dance teaching article in the Journal of Dance Education (published full text/ PDF), and presenting at conferences including National Dance Education Organization convenings. Please connect with me for further details on accessing articles and proceedings.
Presenting at the 2017 NDEO National Conference
As writing has always been an important creative tool for me, I’ve also kept a journal practice since 8th grade and a personal blog since 2008 as a slightly more public place to process and ideate.