Yoga Alliance Certified 300 Hour Teacher Training Program

Lotus Seed, Portland, OR


Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Teacher Training Program

Yoga Alliance - Portland, OR


Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance & Choreography, Department of Dance

California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA.


Certification in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals (CLMA), Integrated Movement Studies (IMS)

The University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance, Cum Laude

Ohio University - Athens, OH.


Currently (2013)

Adjunct Professor, Guest Artist, & Visiting Artistic Director of Dance

Willamette University, Salem, OR

I teach Contemporary Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, Jazz Dance Technique, Urban Dance Forms, Composition, Dance Appreciation, and choreograph on the student body for the annual

Currently (2019)

Director and Lead Yoga Instructor

Embodied Practice, RYS & School of SoYoDa, Portland, OR


Yoga Instructor

Seeking Space Yoga, Portland, OR


Yoga Instructor

Shanti Om, Portland, OR

2016-2017 & 2001-2005

Dance Director at Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

I taught Modern Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, and Jazz Dance Technique, as well as Applied Lessons in Dance, which consist of Improvisation, Choreography, Partnering, Dance Conditioning and more based on an individual basis. I taught approximately 4 classes a day with roughly 50 students per semester. I directed, produced, choreographed, and mentored for the annual Linfield Dance Ensemble Concert. I was in charge of all production duties including annual budget, publicity, technical/crew support, and mentorship. I organized and attended field trips and faculty meetings.


Yoga Instructor

Flex and Flow, Portland, OR


Dance Instructor

Village Home, Beaverton, OR

I taught Yoga, Modern Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, and Jazz Technique to teens as well as Ballroom Dance.


Dance Instructor and Choreographer

Dance Fusion Northwest, Vancouver, WA.

I taught Yoga/Pilates, Contemporary Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, and Lyrical Jazz to pre- teen, teen, and adult students. I choreograph for dance productions.


Associate Director and Dance Instructor

Conduit Dance, Portland, OR

I was the Associate Director in charge of Work Space in which I overawe all contractual agreements with artist members. I also taught Beginning Modern Dance and Somatic Technique. Other duties included grant writing, fundraising, committee work, volunteering, and director/ board member meetings.


Dance Professor and Guest Choreographer

Full Time Dance Professor at The University of Veracruz, Facultad de Danza, Xalapa, Mexico

I taught all levels of Somatics (Yoga, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban Movement Analysis), Modern Dance Technique, and Choreography with approximately 100 students.


Artistic Director and Professor of Dance

Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

Duties included teaching Yoga, Modern Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, Jazz Dance Technique, Composition, Dance Appreciation, and Dance Conditioning. I had approximately 200 students from a diverse background of ethnicities and cultures. I revised and wrote the existing dance curriculum. I was in charge of all aspects of production, annual budget, scheduling, publicity, recruitment, guest artist residencies, program review, fundraising, mentorship and served on several committees along with other faculty duties.


Adjunct Faculty Member and Guest Artist

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

I taught Modern Dance Technique and choreographed on the student body for the annual Spring Dance Concert.


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