Dance Education is a big concept which combines a great number of ideas and ways of thinking. Through my extensive professional teaching and performing career I have come to understand the dancing world in many different ways. The knowledge of many different languages, the exposure to many different cultures, the training in many different techniques and styles of moving has opened my eyes to the many possibilities in my teaching. I feel I am a teacher that comes with a wide range of styles continously adapting and molding my own. I live in a state of becoming, always arriving but also leaving. Teaching dance has given me the profound purpose and reasoning for living.
Future Teaching Projects:
4th International Ballet and Choreography Competition, China
Past Teaching Projects:
6-week residency @ Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Choreography @ Graffiti Dance Company, WWU, Bellingham Washington
Utah ArtAccess, Dreamers Project, Salt Lake City, UT
Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange Program, Department of State, UT
Professor Off Campus @ Bryant Middle School, UtahBerlin State Ballet School, Germany
Beijing Dance Academy, China
2nd International Ballet and Choreography Competition, China
Saturday Studio Series, Utah
Berlin State Ballet School, Germany
Panamá Dance and Cultural Exchange, Panamá
Ballet West Conservatory, Utah
Ballet West Summer Intensive, Utah
OPEN LOOK Festival- Saint Petersburg, Russia
Harrare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe
"Teaching dance is more than a skill it's an Art"
"To dance is to appropriate and to celebrate one of the most basic and perhaps most personal gifts given to us- the physical body".