Classes

I will be teaching advanced/professional ballet at Minnesota Dance Theater on Friday mornings (9:30-11am) starting June 2, 2017. Still teaching at Saint Paul Ballet, Woodbury Dance Center and resuming donation-based classes at the Cowles Center, studio 2B. Private lessons upone request.

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Here's an excerpt from my resume:

Guest Instructor for professional companies, and universitiesForsythe Ballet, Paul Taylor, Ballet Hispanico, Ballet Preljocaj, Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures (Swan Lake, Car Man); Ballet Chicago, James Sewell Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theater, Garden State Ballet,  Moxi, St. Paul Ballet, University of Minnesota, Gustavus Adolphus, College of St. Catherine, Urisinus University, Macalester College, Carleton College, Harvard University.Dance Schools:  Ballet Arts Minnesota, Woodbury Dance Center, Waconia Arts Center, MDT &School, St.Paul’s School (Interim Head of Dance Department, 1997)

Workshops:

  • Created First Dance for 8-12 year olds exploring various dance forms (West African, Salsa and contemporary ballet). Classes took place over a 7-week period at the Center for Performing Arts in South Minneapolis.
  • Created multi-week Summer Intensives in Red Bank, New Jersey and Burlington, Vermont. Hired instructors and directed the programs which culminated in studio showings and performances.
  • St. George, Utah dance residency: taught dancers in High Schools, Moxi (a hip hop group) and restaged Berceuse on St. George Dance Co. 
  • Created “Dance Better” — a one week dance intensive in Minneapolis designed to prepare students and professionals about to embark on advanced Summer programs in other cities or simply interested in making authentic and rapid improvements to their dancing. Hired and directed local instructors, including Marius Andahazi, Lirena Branitski, Penelope Freeh and Justin Leaf. Workshop was conducted at James Sewell Ballet Studio in the Hennepin Center for the Arts.
  • 1992-2014  Developed and executed JSB’s SmArts outreach and Young Audience programs for students and teachers. Classes, performances, lecture demonstrations took place in 75 schools in Upstate New York, greater Minnesota and in the Twin Cities Metro area. 
  • 1991  Arizona State University at Tempe residency to develop and participate in the first interdisciplinary degree residency in the country, providing access for psychology and math students as well as performing arts students.