Curriculum Vitae

Education

Alexander Technique Certification, Alexander Technique-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, expected completion 2019

Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis, Department of Creative Art Therapies, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, expected graduation Fall 2016

Master of Fine Arts, Performing Arts: Dance, Peck School of the Arts, Department of Dance, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, Spring 2016

Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals based Evans Modern Dance Technique Certification, Fall 2013

Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Department of Dance, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Cum Laude and Departmental Honors Cum Laude, Spring 2003

 

Honors and Awards

Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, Peck School of the Arts, Department of Dance, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, Summer 2013

Bill Evans Dance Teachers’ Intensive Brockport, NY Scholarship 2012

Barbara Kiker Award for Excellence in Dance, The University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance 2003

Bill Evans Teachers Intensive Scholarship, from the City of Albuquerque 2002

Provost Scholarship for Artistic and Academic Achievement, The University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance 2002

Friends of Dance Scholarship, The University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance 2001-2003

Dance Technique Training

Primary Modern Dance Instructors and Techniques: Bill Evans (LMA/BF based Evans), Michael Groomes (Horton), Debra Knapp (Evans and Hawkins), Lisa Long (Graham), Scott Meyers (Limon), Mary Anne Santos Newhall (Wigman, Holm, Horton, and Graham), Beverly Sikes (Graham), Cori Terry (Hawkins), Virginia Wilmerding (Cunningham)

Primary Ballet Instructors and Techniques: Clark Blakely (Vaganova), Suzanne Johnston (Cechetti), Irina Kolpakova (Vaganova), Tatiana Pali (Vaganova), Vladien Semenov (Vaganova), Jane Hachiya-Weiner (Vaganova), Luc Vanier (Ballet with the application of Alexander Technique)

Alexander Technique Training: Rose Bronic, Rick Carbaugh, Patricia Gallup, Amanda Blair MacDonald, Luc Vanier, Matthew Ventura

Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals Training: Bill Evans, Kristina Fluty, Lisa Goldman, Stacey Hurst, Elizabeth Johnson, Madeleine Reber

Other Dance Styles Instructors and Techniques: Andrea Bruce (Tap), Yonel Charles (Haitian Folkloric), Rujecko Dumbutshena (African-Zimbabwe),  Bill Evans (Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis), Patricia Gallup (Alexander Technique), Michael Groomes (Jazz), Debra Knapp (Jazz), Karen Price (Hip-Hop), Jennifer Predock-Linnel (Improvisation and Pilates), Pablo Rodarte (Flamenco), Beverly Sikes (Jazz), Debra Loewen (Improvisation)

Workshops and Festivals Attended

Bill Evans INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL: The Art and Science of Teaching Dance—Dance Science, Pedagogy and Performance, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2017

Bill Evans Teacher’s Institute Southwest, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2017

Alexander Technique Milwaukee Summer Intensive, Milwaukee, WI 2017

Integration-Articulation-Manifestation: Deep Support for Extravagant Dancing, Chicago, IL 2016

Alexander Technique Milwaukee Summer Intensive, Milwaukee, WI 2016

Michigan Dance Festival, Grand Rapids, MI 2015

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest), Kalamazoo, MI 2015

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest), Kalamazoo, MI 2014

Dance in the Mitten Festival, Ypsilanti, MI 2014

Alexander Technique: Dart and Development Workshop, Toledo, OH 2014

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest), Kalamazoo, MI 2014

Your Move: Jersey City’s Modern Dance Festival, Jersey City, NJ 2013

Michigan Dance Festival, Holland, MI 2013

Detroit Dance City Festival, Detroit, MI 2013

Keigwin + Company Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN 2013

American College Dance Festival-East Central Conference, Rochester, MI 2013

Bill Evans Teachers’ Intensive, Brockport, NY 2012

RubberbanDance Group Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN 2012

DANCE+CAP+MOVEMENT+SPACE, Muncie, IN 2012

American College Dance Festival-East Central Conference, Grand Rapids, MI 2012

Indiana Dance Festival, Fort Wayne, IN 2011

Teacher’s Intensive, Fort Wayne Dance Collective Indianapolis, IN 2009

Breaking Ground Workshop, Motus Dance Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2009

Ashland Dance Festival Ashland, OR 2002

Bill Evans Teachers’ Intensive Albuquerque, NM 2002

American College Dance Festival Tucson, AZ 2002

American College Dance Festival Albuquerque, NM 2001

Bill Evans Summer Dance Intensive Albuquerque, NM 1999

Collegiate Teaching Experience

Fall 2016 Experiencing Dance (Dance 1450 sect 100, 160,200), Western Michigan University, Team Instructor-Modern Dance

Fall 2015 Experiencing Dance (Dance 1450 sect100, 160, 200), Western Michigan University, Team Instructor-Modern Dance

Spring 2013 Intro to Modern 2 (Dance 120 sect001), Ball State University, Instructor

Spring 2013 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect003), Ball State University, Instructor

Spring 2013 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect005), Ball State University, Instructor

Fall 2012 Fitness and Leisure for Life (PEHS 1139 sect002), Anderson University, Team Instructor

Fall 2012 Intro to Modern 1 (Dance 120 sect002), Ball State University, Instructor

Fall 2012 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect003), Ball State University, Instructor

Fall 2012 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect004), Ball State University, Instructor

Spring 2012 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect003), Ball State University, Instructor

Spring 2012 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect004), Ball State University, Instructor

Fall 2011 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect003), Ball State University, Instructor

Fall 2011 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect004), Ball State University, Instructor

Spring 2011 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect005), Ball State University, Instructor

Fall 2010 Intro to Dance History (Dance 100 sect004), Ball State University, Instructor

Other Dance Technique Teaching Experience/Master Classes

Citadel Music and Dance Center, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Creative Movement, Benton Harbor, MI 2014-present

Jump Into Motion Dance Academy, Dance Instructor/Owner/Director, Muncie, IN, teaching Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Tumbling and Creative Movement to children ages 18 months-18 years old at various child cares, schools, and community centers Indianapolis Area 2006-2013 and Kalamazoo 2016-present

Dance in the Annex (DITA)-Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance Technique Master Class, Grand Rapids, MI 2017

Excel Dance Centre, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Lyrical, Kalamazoo, MI 2014-2016

Citadel Music and Dance Center Summer Intensive, Modern Technique, Benton Harbor, MI 2014

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest), Youth Contemporary Technique Master Class, Kalamazoo, MI 2014

Indy Convergence-York University, Modern Technique Master Class, Toronto, ON Canada 2014

Modern Technique and Improvisation Workshop, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, IN, 2013

University of Dayton, Modern Technique Master Class, Dayton, OH 2013

Ball State Rec Services,  Adult Ballet, Modern and Hip-Hop Instructor, Muncie, IN 2012-2013

Motus Dance Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, teaching Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance Technique, 2009-2012

Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Dance Instructor, Modern Technique, Ballet and Tap, Muncie, IN, June-July 2012

American College Dance Festival-East Central Conference 2012 and 2013, taught Modern Technique, Contact Improvisation, and Introduction to Movement Analysis, Grand Rapids, MI 2012 and Detroit, MI 2013

Motus Dance Theatre Summer Teen Intensive, instructor for Dance Improvisation Indianapolis, IN 2011

Breaking Ground-Choreography and Improvisation Workshop, instructor Indianapolis, IN 2010 and 2011

SMAG Dance Collective, Dance Instructor, teaching Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance Technique and Improvisation 2004-2005

WEBBY Dance Company, Dance Instructor, Dayton, OH, teaching Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Tumbling, and Creative Movement to children ages 18 months-18 years old at various child cares, schools, and community centers 2003-2006

Bellbrook Dance Academy, Dance Instructor, Bellbrook, OH, teaching Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical to children ages 4-18 years old 2004-2006

Presentations and Publications

Understanding Body Knowledge/Body Prejudice and Faulty Sensory Awareness in Dance Pedagogy, Bill Evans INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL: The Art and Science of Teaching Dance—Dance Science, Pedagogy and Performance, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2017

Choreography Experience

Bill Evans INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL: The Art and Science of Teaching Dance—Dance Science, Pedagogy and Performance, =ibrium Dance Project, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2017

Change the Story, =ibrium Dance Project, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2017

Change the Story, =ibrium Dance Project, Hamlin Park Theatre, Chicago, IL 2017

Tell Me a Story: Student/Faculty Dance Concert, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 2016

I Am Going to Dance for You Now, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2016

Dancemakers, Mitchell Studio Theatre, Milwaukee, WI 2015

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest), Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2014

Dancemakers, Mitchell Studio Theatre, Milwaukee, WI 2014

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest), Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2014

Indy Convergence-York University, John Green Theatre, Toronto, ON Canada 2014

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, University of Dayton Dance Ensemble, Dayton, OH 2013

Your Move: Jersey City’s Modern Dance Festival, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ 2013

Dancemakers: Distinct Perspectives, Mitchell Studio Theater, Milwaukee, WI 2013

Indy Convergence, Harrison Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN 2013

Dance in the Mitten Festival, =ibrium Dance Project, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI 2013

Random Thoughts, =ibrium Dance Project, KDS Performance Space, Muncie, IN 2013

WAXWorks, =ibrium Dance Project, Triskelion Arts Aldous Theater, Brooklyn, NY 2012

Dance for DNA Day, =ibrium Dance Project, Dance New Amsterdam, New York, NY 2012

Past\Five, =ibrium Dance Project, KDS Performance Space, Muncie, IN 2012

Sisterhood of the Traveling Baby Pools, Various outdoor locations, Muncie, IN 2012

Choreographers Lab, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, IN 2012

Nutcracker-Waltz of the Flowers, Drake Dance Academy, Sellersburg, IN 2011

IN, Motus Dance Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2011

Pairings, Motus Dance Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2011

Paired Down, Motus Dance Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2011

Baby Pool Etudes and Variations, Motus Dance Theatre-IndyFringe Theatre Festival, Outside the IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis, IN 2010

Pairings, Motus Dance Theatre, Young and Laramore Indianapolis, IN 2010

Motus Rising, Motus Dance Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2010

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The University of New Mexico Dance Company (honors project), Carlisle Performance Space Albuquerque, NM 2002

Fresh Tracks, The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Carlisle Performance Space Albuquerque, NM 2002

Kinetic Encounters, The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Rodey Theatre Albuquerque, NM 2001

We Danced, We Did (benefit concert), Keller Hall Albuquerque, NM 2001

Dancing in Tongues, The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Theatre X Albuquerque, NM 2001

Choreographers/Companies Performed With

=ibrium Dance Project, Blythe Eden Dance Company (Blythe Eden), Blue Tribe African Dance Company (Rujeko Dumbutshena), Bill Evans Dance Company (Bill Evans), Contemporary Dance Ensemble (Celia Dale), Dance in the Annex (Michael Parmelee), Jennifer Predock-Linnel, Motus Dance Theatre (Michelle Buchanan, Vanessa Flora, Heidi Keller-Phillips, Christina Maley, Katelin Ryan, Debra Silveus), New Mexico Contemporary Dance Alliance (Jill Pribyl), SMAG Dance Collective (Michael Groomes and Richard F. Mosely II), The University of New Mexico Dance Company (Adrienne Clancy, Blythe Eden, Bill Evans, Scott Meyers, Paul Paradise, Michelle Torino) The University of New Mexico Opera (Judith Benehaum), Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers (Alexis Harris, Cori Terry, Rachel Miller, Michael Miller)

Performance Experience

Bill Evans INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL: The Art and Science of Teaching Dance—Dance Science, Pedagogy and Performance, =ibrium Dance Project, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2017

Change the Story, =ibrium Dance Project, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2017

Change the Story, =ibrium Dance Project, Hamlin Park Theatre, Chicago, IL 2017

Expedition, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2017

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest), =ibrium Dance Project, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2017

Fall Concert of Dance, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2016

Tell Me a Story: Student/Faculty Dance Concert, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 2016

Wellspring 35th Anniversary Concert, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2016

I Am Going to Dance for You Now, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2016

Old World Anew, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2015

ArtPrize, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Old Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI 2015

Orbit, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Peter Martin Wege Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI 2015

Dancemakers, Mitchell Studio Theatre, Milwaukee, WI 2015

Constellations, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2015

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest), =ibrium Dance Project and Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2015

Orbit, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2014

Dancemakers, Mitchell Studio Theatre, Milwaukee, WI 2014

LAKAY NOU, Gran Lakou Haitian Folkloric Dance Company, Jacmel, Haiti 2014

Trip the Light Kiss the Sky, Dance in the Annex, Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI 2014

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest), Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2014

Indy Convergence-York University, John Green Theatre, Toronto, ON Canada 2014

Your Move: Jersey City’s Modern Dance Festival, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ 2013

Dancemakers: Distinct Perspectives, Mitchell Studio Theater, Milwaukee, WI 2013

Indy Convergence, Harrison Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN 2013

Dance in the Mitten Festival, =ibrium Dance Project, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI 2013

Random Thoughts, =ibrium Dance Project, KDS Performance Space, Muncie, IN 2013

WAXWorks, =ibrium Dance Project, Triskelion Arts Aldous Theater, Brooklyn, NY 2012

Dance for DNA Day, =ibrium Dance Project, Dance New Amsterdam New York, NY 2012

Past\Five, =ibrium Dance Project, KDS Performance Space, Muncie, IN 2012

Sisterhood of the Traveling Baby Pools, Various outdoor locations, Muncie, IN 2012

Choreographers Lab, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, IN 2012

Nutcracker-Waltz of the Flowers, Drake Dance Academy, Sellersburg, IN 2011

IN, Motus Dance Theatre, KDS Performance Space-Ball State University Muncie, IN 2011

IN, Motus Dance Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2011

Pairings, Motus Dance Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2011

Paired Down, Motus Dance Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2011

Indiana Dance Festival Dancers Showcase, United Arts Centre, Fort Wayne, IN 2011

Cultivate: A Choreographer’s Showcase, Motus Dance Theatre, White Rabbit Cabaret Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2010

Random Acts of Improv, Motus Dance Theatre, Site Specific-Outside on Broadripple Bridge and Fountain Square, Indianapolis, IN 2010

Baby Pool Etudes and Variations, Motus Dance Theatre-IndyFringe Theatre Festival, Outside the IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis, IN 2010 

Motus Rising, Motus Dance Theatre, The White Rabbit Cabaret Indianapolis, IN 2010

Each Other, Motus Dance Theatre, Visionary-Herron Art School Fundraiser, Herron Art Gallery Indianapolis, IN 2009

Broken Fragile Mind, Motus Dance Theatre, IndyFringe Festival-Earth House Collective Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2009

Spark A Revolution, Motus Dance Theatre, IndyFringe Benefit-Earth House Collective Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2009

Wicked Dreams, Pleasant Nightmares, Motus Dance Theatre, IndyFringe Festival-American Cabaret Theatre Indianapolis, IN 2008

Breaking Free, SMAG Dance Collective, Dayton, OH 2005

Masquerage-AIDS Benefit, SMAG Dance Collective, Ohio Fairgrounds Dayton, OH 2004

The Marriage of Figaro, The University of New Mexico Opera Company, Rodey Theatre Albuquerque, NM 2003

Apologies Not Accepted, The Blythe Eden Dance Company, in collaboration with Jennifer Predock-Linnel, Plan B Theatre Santa Fe, NM 2003

Remembering, Bill Evans Dance Company, Rio Rancho Performing Arts Center Rio Rancho, NM, South Broadway Cultural Center Albuquerque, NM, Taos Community Arts Center Taos, NM 2002

Perchance to Dance, The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Rodey Theatre Albuquerque, NM 2002

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Carlisle Performance Space Albuquerque, NM 2002

Albuquerque Summerfest, Blue Tribe African Dance Company, Albuquerque Downtown Performance Space Albuquerque, NM 2002

Fresh Tracks, The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Carlisle Performance Space Albuquerque, NM 2002

Gala Concert-Southwest Regional ACDF, Arizona State University Tucson, AZ 2002

Reflections and Beginnings, Bill Evans Dance Company and The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Rodey Theatre Albuquerque, NM 2002

Raising Our Voices-Benefit Concert by UNM Fine Arts, Popejoy Hall Albuquerque, NM 2001

We Danced, We Did-Benefit Concert by UNM Fine Arts, Keller Hall Albuquerque, NM 2001

New Mexico Sunflower Festival, Blue Tribe African Dance Company, South Broadway Cultural Center Albuquerque, NM 2001

Dancing In Tongues, The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Theatre X Albuquerque, NM 2001

Menergy, The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Theatre X Albuquerque, NM 2001

Affinities, The Contemporary Dance Ensemble, South Broadway Cultural Center Albuquerque, NM 2001

Dance, Danse, Danza, The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Rodey Theatre Albuquerque, NM 2000

Directing and Producing

Change the Story, Co-Producer and Director, Hamlin Park Theatre, Chicago, IL and Wellspring Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI 2017

=ibrium Dance Project, Artistic Director, June 2012-Present 

Jump Into Motion Dance Academy: Directing the company year round and planning and organizing the annual student concert, Indianapolis, IN 2006-2013 in Kalamazoo, MI 2016-present

I Am Going To Dance for You Now, Concert Director and Producer, February 2016

Breaking Ground-Choreography and Improvisation Workshop, directing and leading this 4 session workshop July of 2010 and 2011.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (undergraduate honors project), The University of New Mexico Dance Company, Carlisle Performance Space Albuquerque, NM 2002

We Danced, We Did (benefit concert), Keller Hall, Albuquerque, NM 2001

References available upon request.

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