Honors

2013 Selected for the Inaugural Breaking Glass Emerging Female Choreographer's Project

2007 Best Emerging Choreographer/Monticello Award Regional Dance America/Northeast

2007 Josephine Swartz Award for Choreography

2001 PepsiCo Minority Scholarship (SUNY-Purchase)

2000 Royal and Shirley Durst Scholarship & Robert Weiner Scholarship (SUNY-Purchase) 

2000 Alpha Kappa Alpha Arts Award

1998 &1999 Regional Dance America/ Northeast Scholarships

Choreography

2016 Trio in Three, Messiah College Ensemble: "GiViM"

2016 Rites of Harvest, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

2014 The Ugly Duckling, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

2013 Saidi Reflections, Providence Creek Ballet Theatre

2013 Kodo Suite, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

2011 This is My Father's World, Mary, Did You Know? 

2010 Premiere: Joseph Sight & Sound Theatres, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2009 Into the Hiding Place, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

2007 Liberation: Movement & Light, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

2006 Need You Now

Performance Experience 

2011 ReignSong Concert featuring mezzo-soprano Gwendolyn Bowers

2011 The Butterfly Project- Solo Work

2006-2010 Featured Dancer/Performer Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2006 L'Arte de la Danse Festival, Heidelberg, Germany

2003-2005 Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II, Shonna Hickman-Matlock, Artistic Director

2002 Avodah Dance Ensemble, JoAnne Tucker, Artistic Director

Teaching Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Students: 2013 Breaking Glass Emerging Female Choreographer's Project

Teaching Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Students: 2013 Breaking Glass Emerging Female Choreographer's Project

Teaching 

2015-present Messiah College Department of Theatre & Dance- ballet, pointe, Dance History, choreography

2005-present Pennsylvania Regional Ballet- modern, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, rehearsals

2008-2014 Hershey School of Dance- modern, jazz

2013 Regional Dance America/Northeast Festival, guest teacher, modern

2007-2010 Sight & Sound Theatre- dance captain, rehearsal director

2008, 2011-12 Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Intensive- ballet, modern, jazz

2006 Prazon Contemporary School of Dance- ballet

2005 Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II- modern

2004-05 Jeraldyne's School of the Dance (school of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Co.)- ballet

 Education

2011 Mansfield University, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laudeArt History.

2007 Craft of Choreography Conference, Seattle, WA Kathryn Posin, Choreography Director

  • Elements of Choreography, Music

2000-01 State University of New York- Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, Carol Walker, Dean

  • Ballet, Graham, Cunningham-based modern, Ballet Partnering, Pointe, Dance Composition/Improvisation, Dance Production, Music

1987-2000 Pennsylvania Regional Ballet (formerly Cumberland Dance Company)

  • Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Partnerning

 

 Additional Studies

Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Modern Traditions), The Juilliard Intensive, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, New Arts Festival (Parsons Dance Company & Dayton Contemporary Dance Company), Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, American Dance Festival