Curriculum Vitae

Education

Academic

2020           The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

M.F.A Candidate, Department of Dance

2010           Saint Olaf College (Northfield, MN)

B.A. in Dance and Biology

Concentration in American Racial Multicultural Studies

Professional

2019                       Undoing Racism, People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Dance/USA (Cleveland, OH)

2019                       Fissures: Opening Portals and Breakages in Contact Improvisation with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson, Earthdance (Plainfield, MA)

2012-2016              Breitenbush 8-Day Contact Improvisation Jams with Steve Paxton, Benno Voorham, Alito Alessi and others. (Detroit, OR)

2011-2016              A Re-Education: Kline Technique with Barbara Mahler (Ashland, OR & Minneapolis, MN

2013-2015              Contact Improvisation Workshops with Martin Keogh (Ashland, OR)

2015                       Rose City Salsa & Timba Festival (Portland, OR)

2015                       San Francisco Salsa Festival (San Francisco, CA)

2015                       Eugene Salsa Festival (Eugene, OR)

2012-2014             Contact Improvisation Workshops with Karen Nelson (Ashland, OR)

2014                       Field Video Production, Rogue Valley TV (Ashland, OR)

2011                       Contact Improvisation with Mirva Makinen(Ashland, OR)

2011                       Contact Improvisation with Karl Frost (Ashland, OR)

2009                       American Dance Festival (Durham, NC)

TEACHING

The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

2019                       DANCE 5121: Improvisational Partnering Methods, with Michelle Sipes

2019                       DANCE 2201: Composition for Dance Minors

2018-2019              DANCE 1111: Ballet I

2019                       DANCE 1101: Contemporary I

2019                       DANCE 4500: Directed Teaching Instructor for Ballet I

2019                       DANCE 4193: Ballet Independent Study Instructor

2019                       DANCE 2401: Western Concert Dance, Guest Lecturer

2019                       DANCE 4112: Somatics for Dance Majors, Substitute

2019                       DANCE 4101 & 4102: Contemporary for Dance Majors, Substitute

2018                       DANCE 3202: Sophomore BFA Composition, Teaching Assistant

2018                       DANCE 3401: Dance in Popular Culture, Teaching Assistant

Zenon Dance School (Minneapolis, MN)

2017                       Intermediate Modern, Substitute,

2016                       Intermediate/Advanced Modern, Substitute

Dancing People Company (Ashland, OR)

2011-2016              High School Residencies (four 2-week residencies/year)

2011-2016              Dance Improvisation for Adults

2015-2016              Intermediate Modern Dance for Adults

2014-2015              Beginning Movement for Adults

2013-2015              SummerDANCE Intensive

Other Teaching Experience

2017-present          Facilitator, Columbus Contact Improvisation Jam (Columbus, OH)

2017-2019              Choreographer, Basilica Summer Music and Arts Immersion Camp (Minneapolis, MN)

2018-2019              Teacher/Facilitator, Flux + Flow Contact Improvisation Jam (Columbus, OH)

2017                       Guest Artist, ISD 196 Dance Festival (Apple Valley, MN)

2016-2017              Substitute Teacher, Minnesota Independent School Districts 191 and 196 (Twin Cities Metro Area, MN)

2016                       Guest Teacher, Modern III at St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)

2014-2016              Facilitator, Contact Improvisation Jam (Ashland, OR)

RESEARCH

CHOREOGRAPHY

Windows Become Mirrors at Night, a 20-min group piece and interactive installation. Collab. with Visual Artist Amery Kessler and Composer Micah Speller

(anticipated, MFA Thesis Project)

Jan 2020                Urban Arts Space (Columbus, OH)

Vasifis, Oxipit, Unknown A, and Sylv, 7-min quartet

Apr 2019                 Barnett Theater (Columbus, OH)           

Wounds Note Mine to Lick, 12-min autoethnographic solo

May 2018               Barnett Theater (Columbus, OH)

Rupture Front, 5-min duet

Apr 2018                Barnet Theater (Columbus, OH)

Les Chants de Nectaire, 4-min solo Collab. with flutist, Daniel Gallagher

Feb 2018                Weigel Auditorium (Columbus, OH)

Chaotic Neutral, 6-min high school students group piece

Feb 2016                Central Point Performing Arts Center (Central Point, OR)

A Mind Changing Effect, 5-min high school student group piece

Feb 2015                Eagle Point High School Auditorium (Eagle Point, OR)

Dwellers’ Advance, 3.5-min high school student group piece

May 2012               Central Point Performing Arts Center (Central Point, OR)

Errant Soul, 5-min duet Collab. with Berit Nelson

May 2010               Kelsey Theater, Northfield, MN

Apr 2010                Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis, MN

VIDEO, INSTALLATION, & PHOTOGRAPHY

Window Project, interactive installation using a Makey Makey, Isadora, and video projection

Apr 2019                ACCAD Open House (Columbus, OH)   

Dec 2018                Devising Experiential Media Systems Open House (Columbus, OH)

pour la liberté, 3.5 min dance film

Dec 2018                Joinville International Fort Film Festival (Joinville, Brazil)

Apr 2018                Iowa International Film Festival (Iowa City, IA)   

Apr 2018                Ohio Shorts, Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH)

Sep 2018                (Semi-Finalist) Thessaloniki Cinedance International, (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Sharpie, 10 second animated 16mm film loop

Nov 2018                Cinema Expanded exhibition at Hopkins Hall Gallery (Columbus, OH)

Swing State, a 10-min video installation for the gallery

Nov 2018                Cinema Expanded exhibition at Hopkins Hall Gallery (Columbus, OH)

Portal’s Edge, dance film, 3.5-min.

Apr 2018

Fissures in the Day, dance film, 3-min.

Oct 2016                Rinse, dance film, 4-min.

2015                       Rogue Valley TV (Ashland, OR)

Dec 2014                Sketches (Ashland, OR)

The Process of Dreaming, Photography Showcase

2014                       Exhibited in the DPC Studio (Ashland, OR)

PERFORMANCE

CONTEMPORARY

Two, Chor. Katherine Moore

Mar 2019         Wellspring Theater, Rad Fest (Kalamazoo, MI)

Feb 2018          Barnett Theater (Columbus, OH)           

Room Loom, Dir. Claire Melbourne

Jan 2019          Urban Arts Space (Columbus, OH)

Pie Equals Square, Chor. Paula Mann

Aug 2018          Zoo Southside, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Jul 2018           Crane Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)

Aug 2017         Tek Box (Minneapolis, MN)       

Dancing People Company, Dir. Robin Stiehmfull-time company member

Selected Repertoire

2013-2017        Ephemeral Lifetimes, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2016-2017        Up, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2014-2017        Falling from the Horizon, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2011-2016        Gritty Interval, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2016                 Oh So Holy, Chor. Erin Drummond

2016                 Here We Are, Chor. Walter Kennedy

2013-2014        Slippery, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2013                 Love and Navigation, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2013                 Aspects of the Heart, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2013                 Numbers Game, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2013                 Seems Like I’ve Known You Forever, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2011-2013        Vapor Shape, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2012                 Solo, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2011-2012        Threshold, Chor. Robin Stiehm

2010-2011        Chance Make Luck, Chor. Robin Stiehm

Selected Touring

2017                 Candy Box, Southern Theater (Minneapolis, MN)

2015                 Seattle International Dance Festival, Raisbeck Hall (Seattle, WA)

2014                 D.i.D: Dance in Dialogue, Hult Center (Eugene, OR)

2014                 D.i.D: Dance in Dialogue, Dougherty Dance Theatre (Eugene, OR)

2013                 University of Oregon, Dougherty Dance Theatre (Eugene, OR)

2013                 Seattle International Dance Festival, Raisbeck Hall (Seattle, WA)

2013                 Conduit Dance (Portland, OR)

2012                 James Sewell TEKBOX (Minneapolis, MN)

2012                 OPEN LOOK International Dance Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Not so good at standing still and Matador, Chor. Mathew Jancezewski

Nov 2016          Fitzgerald Theater (St. Paul, MN)

Dead Lizard Woman, Chor. Erin Drummond

May 2016         A Mill Performance Hall (Minneapolis, MN)

IMPROVISATION

The Maya Project, Dir. Kathryn Nusa Logan

Apr 2019           Wexner Film/Video Theater (Columbus, OH)

Oct 2018           Hopkins Hall Gallery (Columbus, OH)

The Devil’s Music, 8-min duet Collab. with Doug Hooker

Jul 2015           Dancing People Company Studio, Ashland, OR

Tuning Scores and Blind Lovin’, Contact Improvisation Dir. Karen Nelson

Feb 2014          Dancing People Company Studio (Ashland, OR)

Untitled, 15-min Contact Improvisation with Collab. with Stu Phillips

May 2012         Shotwell Studios (San Francisco, CA)

Sketches, 10-min Contact Improvisation duet with Ian Leupker

May 2012         Dancing People Company Studio, Ashland, OR

Untitled, Contact Improvisation Dir. Alito Alessi

Mar 2012          Breitenbush North Wing (Detroit, OR)

Untitled, Collab. with Stu Phillips

Mar 2012          Breitenbush North Wing (Detroit, OR)

COMMERCIAL

Weird Al Yankovic’s Smells Like Nirvana live. Chor. Robin Stiehm

Sep 2015          Britt Festival Main Stage (Jacksonville, OR)

Adele’s Chasing Pavements official music video. Chor. Marguerite Derricks. Dir. Matthew Cullen

Nov 2007          (Los Angeles, CA)

GRANTS, AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS

2019-2020              Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship, Ohio State University

        2019-2020              Livable Futures Discovery Theme Grant, Ohio State University

2019                       Semester Funding Initiative, Ohio State University

2017-2018             University Fellowship, Ohio State University

2018                       Arts and Humanities Small Grant, Ohio State University

2018                       Semester Funding Initiative, Ohio State University

2018                       Ray Travel Award for Service and Scholarship, Ohio State University

2008-2010             Wagner-Bundgaard Endowed Scholarship for Dance, St. Olaf College

2009                       Cooperative Scholarship, St. Olaf College and American Dance Festival

CONFERENCES

2019                       Dance/USA Conference (Cleveland, OH)

2018                       Dance Studies Association Conference (Valletta, Malta)

Presented “Not All Diasporas Are Created Equal: The Lebanese Diasporas Confinement to Oriental Dance”

2017                       Dance Studies Association Conference (Columbus, OH)

2014                       Dance/USA Conference (Minneapolis, MN)

SERVICE

2019                       Volunteer, Graduation Celebration, The Ohio State University’s Department of Dance (Columbus, OH)

2018-2019              Vice President, Dancers in Graduate School Student Group, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

2018-2019              Volunteer, MFA Audition, Department of Dance, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

2018                       Volunteer, Alumni Lunch, Department of Dance, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

2018-2018              Social Media and Publicity Officer, Dancers in Graduate School Student Group, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

2019                       Proctor, Hayes Research Forum Proctor, Counsel of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

2017                       Volunteer, Feed My Starving Children (Eagan, MN)

2017                       Volunteer, Dance Studies Association Conference (Columbus, OH)

2017                       Volunteer, Oxford University Press Book Table (Columbus, OH)

2016                       Rehearsal Assistant, Erin Drummond’s Dead Lizard Woman (Minneapolis, MN)

2011-2016             Dancer, MLK Celebration (Central Point, OR)

2015                       Dancer, Daedalus Project (Ashland, OR)

2013                       Dancer, Raise Your Heart (Ashland, OR)

2013                       Dancer, American Association of University Women’s Award Ceremony (Ashland, OR)

2009-2010             Mentor, Reaching Our Goals (Northfield, MN)

2010                       Developer, SummerREACH Service Learning (Northfield, MN)

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2019-2020              Organizer of Workshop with Visiting Artist, Andrew Suseno, Parcon Resilience

2019-2020              MFA Student Representative, Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Dance, The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

2010-2017              Website Maintenance and Office Assistant at Reprise Design Architecture & Planning (Burnsville, MN)

2010-2016              Social Media Manager, Dancing People Company (Ashland, OR)

2010-2016              Assistant to Project Manager, In Tandem Marketing (St. Paul, MN)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2016-present          Dance Studies Association/Congress on Dance in Research (member)

2016-present          National Dance Education Organization (member)

2018-present          Dance Films Association (member)