Mission Statement

In 2015 I began a dance program at University Neighborhood High School, a Title-1 public School in the Lower East Side. My mission as a dance educator is to have my students continue to connect with and learn through the body that they navigate the world in.  Arts education is vital to a well rounded education and promotes lifelong learning, creativity, and open-mindedness which will ultimately help children make positive contributions to society.  Dance appeals to multiple intelligences, and helps students develop their meta-cognition and self awareness.  I strive to make my class room a positive and productive environment where students feel comfortable thinking critically, expressing themselves, and taking risks.

Other Teaching Credits:

  • Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary (Improvisation and Composition)
  • Milwaukee High School of the Arts Summer Intensive (Ballet, Improvisation)
  • Milwaukee Ballet School Summer Intensive (Improvisation, Composition, Horton)
  • Herbert Berghoff Studios (Movement for Actors)

 

    
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Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Below are videos from Improvisation workshops using live music.

Below are select choreographic works created for students.