Selected Commissioned Teaching
Compañía Danza Universitaria, University of Costa Rica. Two- week workshop with professional company and student course at University of Costa Rica. September 6-19, 2015
Dance Education Lab Summer Institute (DEL), New York City, NY. One-week workshop, also accredited course for Empire State College dance certification students, July 2013.
Teaching Dance Skills Through Patterns of Body Connectivity for High School Students July 15-19, 2013.
Universidad Nacional de costa Rica (National University) Costa Rica, three-week residency, MFA program. Taught contemporary dance technique and Bartenieff Fundamentalssm, May-June, 2017.
Universidad Nacional de costa Rica (National University) Costa Rica, One-month residency, MFA program. Taught contemporary dance technique and Bartenieff Fundamentalssm, May-June, 2015.
Universidad Nacional de costa Rica (National University) Costa Rica, One-month residency, MFA program. Taught contemporary dance technique and Bartenieff Fundamentalssm, May-June, 2011.
Universidad Nacional de costa Rica (National University) Costa Rica, One- month residency, MFA program. Taught contemporary dance technique and Bartenieff Fundamentalssm, May-June, 2009.
Universidad Nacional de costa Rica (National University) Costa Rica, One- month residency, MFA program. Taught contemporary dance technique and Bartenieff Fundamentalssm, May-June, 2007.
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Two-week guest artist residency, Modern Dance Technique, Improvisation and Dance Composition, July, 2005.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Two-week guest artist residency, Modern Dance Technique and Repertory, March 2005.
Performing Arts School of the Sichuan International Dance Conservatory, Chengdu, China,
Laban Institute of Movement Studies, NYC, NY, 25th Anniversary Dance Technique Workshop, November, 2004.
Jose Limon Institute, NYC, NY Guest Teacher, Modern Dance Technique, May, June (2000-2003).
Tsoying High School (Arts) Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Three-week choreography/technique residency, July, 2000.
Kaoshiung City Center Summer Workshop. Kaoshiung, Taiwan, Three-week residency, July, 2000.
University of Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory, Columbia SC, July 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002.
Minnesota Dance Alliance Workshop. Guest Artist residency “Bartenieff fundamentals and application to dance training.” Funded by Minnesota Dance Alliance. Minneapolis, MI, Nov, 1990.
State of Minnesota Dance Instructors Workshop. Two-week teacher training. Funded by Minnesota Dance Educators, Minnesota Dance Alliance, and the state of Minnesota.
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, two- week residencies funded by SC Arts Council, 1989 and 1990.
Bartenieff Fundamentals Application to Choreography and Performance. Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, One-week workshop offered to Certified Movement Analysts and professional dance performers and choreographers. New York, NY, June, 1990.
Tennessee Dance Association Conference. Invited master teacher and speaker at body therapies forum. Judged scholarship finalists. Funded by the Tennessee Dance Association. Nashville, TN, October, 1990.
Summer Dance Institute, “Past Post Modern - Innovative Approaches to Theory, Technique, Performance/Choreography.” Co-taught with Martha Eddy and Robert Ellis Dunn. Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, Two consecutive summers, 1988 and 1989.
*Other guest teacher and/or choreography/performance commissions: Princeton University (1985-87), Western Washington, Bellingham (1987), University of Minnesota, Pacific Lutheran, University (1988), California, Long Beach (1988).
Selected Professional Teaching (master classes, workshops, conferences):
LIMS International Conference 2018 (40th Anniversary) Laban Institute of Movement Studies, NYC, NY, June, 2018.
World Dance Alliance, Global Conference 2018, St. Johns, BC, July, 2018.
National Dance Education Organization National Conference, Washington D.C. October, 2016.
Programa Danza Abierta, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica. Two-week contemporary modern and somatic application residency September 7-19, 2015.
World Dance Alliance – Americas, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Presented class in Aerial and Contemporary Dance Integration. August, 2013.
Universidad Nacionale Danza, Heredia, Costa Rica. Master technique classes in levels III and IV and master class in dance composition level IV in the undergraduate dance program. May-June, 2011
Universidad Nacionale Danza. Presented NASD Proficiency Standards and UGA Dance Program to Department of Dance Faculty and Staff. Heredia, Costa Rica (2-hour presentation and discussion). June, 2009.
Laban International Conference: The Dynamic Body in Space, "Technique and Performance Training Workshop," Laban Trinity - Laban Center, London, Laban Center, London, UK. (October 26, 2008).
Comemoracao Dos 5 Anos De Realizacoes Em Danca E Cultura, "Oficina Gratuita Internacional Danca Contemporanea," Centro Coreographafico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August 23, 2008.
Global Laban 2008, "Space Harmony and Contemporary Dance Workshop," Encontro Laban-Rio and the Choreographic Center of the City of Rio de Janeiro, in association with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. April 26, 2008.
University of Utah, Department of Modern Dance, Salt Lake City, Utah. Levels III/IV master class,
National ACDDFA Festival, George Washington University, Washington DC, May 2006.
Advanced Modern Technique class.
International Kinetography Laban Conference, Laban Centre, London, UK, Workshop, “Movement Training and Performance Enhancement Utilizing Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals,” July, 2005.
LIMS Biennial International Conference, "Establishing, Renewing and Sustaining Momentum and Dynamic Alignment: A Dance Technique Class, Facilitating Movement Concerns of Contemporary Dancers." California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, June 2004.
Arts @ LIMS in partnership with New York University Performance Studies "Momentum and Dynamic Alignment in Contemporary Dance." LIMS Mosaic 2004 Dance Technique Workshop. New York City, NY.
Encontro Laban International Conference. Dance Workshop in LMA/BF application to dance Training” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August, 2002.
National American College Dance Festival Association’s National Festival. Master Class in modern technique, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. May 19, 2000
National American Dance Therapy Association Conference. Master class in Bartenieff Fundamentals, Atlanta GA, October, 1993.
Southeast and Mid-Atlantic American College Dance Festivals, Modern technique classes. aught at universities throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic ACDFA regions, (Columbia SC (’91), Tuscaloosa, AL (’92), Richmond VA (93), Tallahassee, FL (93), Tampa, FL (’94), Raleigh, NC (’96).
Summer Dance Programs – Choreographer/Contemporary Dance for Ballet Dancers
South Carolina Dance Conservatory, Columbia, South Carolina, (1998, 2001 and 2002).
Festival Ballet Summer Dance Camp, University of Georgia, Athens, 2001-2016. Contemporary classes and choreography annually.
Acquired Specialized Interdisciplinary Dance Training:
Training in Aerial Dance with Elsie Smith (various residencies 2003-2008).
Training in bungee assisted dance with Wendy Hesketh, Wired Aerial Dance Theatre, Liverpool, UK. August 2009. *Choreographic mentorship with Alison Chase (http://www.apogee-arts.org/) (May, 2010). Training in Aerial Dance with Meaghan Muller of Cirque de Soleil. December, 2010 and August - September, 2011.