TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-2020

BALLET INSTRUCTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER, SHARRON MILLER'S ACADEMY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, MONTCLAIR NJ

2017-2018

BALLET INSTRUCTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER, CLASS ACT PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO, WEST ORANGE NJ

2015-2016

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER/COACH, PRESTIGE ACADEMY OF DANCE, FAIRFIELD NJ

2014-2015

BALLET INSTRUCTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER, DANCEWORKS, MONTCLAIR NJ

 

CERTIFICATIONS

2015

LEVEL 4 - LEVEL 5, ABT® NATIONAL TRAINING CURRICULUM, NYC

2014

PRE-PRIMARY - LEVEL 3, ABT® NATIONAL TRAINING CURRICULUM, NYC

 

EDUCATION

1997-2003

BA, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NYC

  

Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Writing, cum laude

 

DANCE BACKGROUND

Professional

1998-1999

DANCER, METROPOLITAN OPERA BALLET, NYC

Tannhäuser, Turandot with Luciano Pavarotti.

1997-1998

DANCER, BALLET INTERNATIONALE, INDIANA

Nutcracker, Walpurgis, Giselle.  
Artistic Director - Eldar Aliev.

1987-1997

DANCER, INDIANAPOLIS BALLET THEATER, INDIANA

Swan Lake, Giselle, Nutcracker.
Staging - Irina Kolpakova and Dale Shields.

 

Additional Performing Experience

1993-1995

STUDENT, SAB, NYC

Spring Workshop: Western Symphony, La Source, Four Temperaments.
Fall workshop: Le Voyage.
Lecture Demonstrations: Eight Easy Pieces, Sugar Plum Fairy, Puss n' Boots, Cortege Hongrois. 
Coached by Suki Schorer.

1992

STUDENT, IUBT, INDIANA

Principal roles - Odette, Sugar Plum Fairy.
Coached by Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.  Balanchine's Serenade.

 

Training

1996

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL

1993-1995

SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET

1991-1993

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BALLET THEATER

1992

SCHOOL OF THE PENNSYLVANIA BALLET

1991

SCHOOL OF THE WASHINGTON BALLET

1990

CHAUTAUQUA SCHOOL OF DANCE

1981-1991

JORDAN COLLEGE ACADEMY OF DANCE