Dance Instruction


2016-2017 & 2001-2005

Dance Director at Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

I teach Modern Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, and Jazz Dance Technique, as well as Applied Lessons in Dance, which consist of Improvisation, Choreography, Partnering, Dance Conditioning and more based on an individual basis. I teach approximately 4 classes a day with roughly 50 students per semester. I direct, produce, choreograph, and mentor for the annual Linfield Dance Ensemble Concert. I am in charge of all production duties including annual budget, publicity, technical/crew support, and mentorship. I organize and attend field trips and faculty meetings.


Adjunct Professor of Dance and Guest Artist

Willamette University, Salem, OR

I teach Contemporary Dance Technique, Composition and choreograph on the student body for the annual faculty concert and independent projects.


Dance Instructor

Village Home, Beaverton, OR

I taught a blend of Yoga, Modern Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, and Jazz Technique to teens as well as Ballroom Dance.


Dance Instructor and Choreographer

Dance Fusion Northwest, Vancouver, WA.

I taught Yoga/Pilates, Contemporary Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, and Lyrical Jazz to pre-teen, teen, and adult students. I choreograph for dance productions.


Associate Director and Dance Instructor

Conduit Dance, Portland, OR

I was the Associate Director in charge of Work Space in which I overawe all contractual agreements with artist members. I also taught Beginning Modern Dance and Somatic Technique. Other duties included grant writing, fundraising, committee work, volunteering, and director/ board member meetings.


Dance Instructor and Choreographer

Full Time Dance Professor at The University of Veracruz, Facultad de Danza, Xalapa, Mexico

I taught all levels of Somatics (Yoga, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban Movement Analysis), Modern Dance Technique, and Choreography with approximately 100 students.


Artistic Director and Professor of Dance

Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

Duties included teaching Yoga, Modern Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, Jazz Dance Technique, Composition, Dance Appreciation, and Dance Conditioning. I had approximately 200 students from a diverse background of ethnicities and cultures. I revised and wrote the existing dance curriculum. I was in charge of all aspects of production, annual budget, scheduling, publicity, recruitment, guest artist residencies, program review, fundraising, mentorship and served on several committees along with other faculty duties.


Adjunct Faculty Member and Guest Artist

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

I taught Modern Dance Technique and choreographed on the student body for the annual Spring Dance Concert.

Degrees & Certifications


Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Yoga Alliance - Portland, OR


Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Choreography, Department of Dance

California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA.


Certification in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals (CLMA), Integrated Movement Studies (IMS)

The University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance, Cum Laude

Ohio University - Athens, OH.

Scholarships, Awards, Grants


"Learning by Creating Grant" funded by the Mellon Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission

Willamette Univ - Portland, OR


California Institute of the Arts, Academic Scholarship


Integrated Movement Studies (IMS), Certification Program in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, Academic Scholarship


Ohio University, Artistic Scholarship


First Place Talent Award Winner, a solo choreographed and performed by myself at Avon Lake High School Talent Show

Avon Lake, OH


Lorain County School District, Kew Award in Artistic Excellence, Drawing and Painting