Curriculum Vitae



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


2019-2020              Decolonize the What? Moving Toward Critical Settler Consciousness, Virtual Meetings facilitated by Andrew Suseno

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)


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)



Vantage Being, a 50-min performance exhibition and ongoing interactive video installation. Collab. with Visual Artist Amery Kessler and Composer Micah Speller

(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


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)



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)


DEMO, Dir. Michelle Sipes

Aug 2019 Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH)

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)


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)


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

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

2019                  Graduate Associate Teaching Award Nominee, The 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


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)


2019   House Manager, Ohio State University’s Department of Dance (Columbus, OH)

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)


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)


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

2016-present      National Dance Education Organization (member)

2018-present      Dance Films Association (member)