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*Full CV Available Upon Request

EDUCATION

 

The College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport, NY – May 2018

MFA in Dance Performance & Choreography

Tufts University, Medford, MA – February 2015

BS in Mathematics with a Minor in Dance (summa cum laude)

TEACHING

Wells College, Aurora, NY
• Lecturer in Modern Dance Technique, Fall 2018

The College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport, NY
• Guest Teacher in
Dance on Camera for Dance Awareness Days, Spring 2019

• Guest Teacher in Modern Dance for Jennifer Weber's Ballet Class, Spring 2019

• Guest Teacher in Kinesiology for Stevie Oakes's Kinesiology for Dance Class, Fall 2018

• Guest Teacher in Video Editing for James Hansen's Career Seminar Class, Fall 2018

• Independent Study in Modern Dance Motor Learning with Stevie Oakes, Spring 2018
• Independent Study in Improvisation & Composition Pedagogy with Mariah Maloney, Spring 2018
• Guest Teacher in Modern Dance
for Julia Burrer's Intermediate Modern Technique Class, Spring 2018
• Guest Teacher in Dance on Camera for Dance Awareness Days, Spring 2018
• Guest Teacher in
Modern Dance for Dance Awareness Days, Spring 2018
• Graduate Teaching Assistant in Intro to Dance, Fall 2017
• Guest Teacher in Modern Dance for Tammy Carrasco's Intermediate Modern Technique Class, Fall 2017
• Guest Teacher in Modern Dance for Stevie Oakes's Beginner Modern Technique Class, Fall 2017
• Rehearsal Assistant in Repertory for Mariah Maloney's Restaging of "Set and Reset" by Trisha Brown, Fall 2017

• Guest Teacher in Dance on Camera for Dance Awareness Days, Spring 2017
• Guest Teacher in Dance on Camera for Luiza Karnas's Intro to Dance Class, Spring 2017
• Independent Study in Modern Dance Pedagogy with Stevie Oakes, Fall 2016
• Guest Teacher in Dance on Camera for Student Dance Organization’s Open Class Series, Fall 2016
• Guest Teacher in Dance on Camera for Dance Awareness Days, Spring 2016
• Guest Teacher in Hip Hop for Maurice Fraga’s Intro to Dance Class, Fall 2015

Tufts University, Medford, MA
• Teaching Assistant in Dance on Camera for Jaclyn Waguespack, Spring 2015
• Demonstrator and Substitute in Modern Dance for Renata Celichowska, Fall 2014

EMPLOYMENT

Lecturer in Dance, Wells College, Aurora, NY, August 2018 – Present

• Taught Modern Dance Technique to undergraduates with a range of prior dance experiences

• Developed course syllabi and other instructional materials

• Evaluated student performance, on both in-class physical explorations and out-of-class written reflections

ACDA Conference Administrator, The College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport, NY, August 2018 – Present

• Managed conference website for the 2019 ACDA Northeast Conference at The College at Brockport

• Created a variety of promotional materials using Adobe Creative Suite software

• Wrote and disseminated monthly email newsletters for conference attendees

• Responsible for maintaining social media presence, creating a scheduling app for smart phones, and assisting with concert production throughout the conference

Production Artist, Experimental Film Virginia, Cape Charles, VA, June 2016 – Present
• Edited multiple short films during intensive two-week dance film residency
• Danced in a variety of films and live performances
• Created an interactive motion capture installations annual Art in a Barn event
• Carried out arts administration duties such as coordinating schedules, organizing headshots, emailing performers, and updating websites


Video Archivist, The College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport, NY, August 2016 – May 2018
• Managed the dance department’s digital video archive system for all on-campus performances

• Filmed all departmental dance concerts

• Documented all aspects of the Trisha Brown Dance Company's residency with the dance department

Dance Videographer/Photographer, Independent Freelancer, Brockport, NY, November 2015 – May 2018
• Photographed rehearsals and performances for projects ranging from independent student works to professional companies’ shows, including Wild Beast Dance and Ekilibre Dance Company
• Filmed amateur and professional performances for documentation purposes

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, The College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport, NY, August 2017 – December 2017

• Taught introductory dance skills to non-dance-major undergraduate students

• Developed course syllabi and other instructional materials

• Evaluated student performance, both on in-class physical explorations and on out-of-class written reflections
• Advised students in their pursuit of further dance training

Dance on Camera Teaching Assistant, Tufts University, Medford, MA, September 2014 – August 2015
• Assisted professor in dance, film, and video editing instruction
• Managed a grant budget of over $30K
• Organized a trip for 20 to the 2015 Dance on Camera Film Festival in NYC
• Planned a dance film screening held on the Tufts campus

RESEARCH

Performing the Dance/Screen Duet: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Integration of Video Technology into Live Contemporary Modern Dance Performance
A thesis submitted to the Department of Dance of The College at Brockport, State University of New York, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts

Dancing Cameras: An Analysis of the Use of the Moving Camera in Video Dance
The III International Meeting of Screendance, Valencia, Spain, September 2016
The College at Brockport Scholars Day, Brockport, NY, April 2016 [excerpt only]

Dance on Camera: Engaging Students Through the Integration of Dance and Technology
Tufts University-Wide Teaching Conference on “Inclusive Excellence: Teaching and Learning in an Increasingly Interconnected World,” Co-Presenter with Jaclyn Waguespack, Medford, MA, May 2016

CHOREOGRAPHY

"A Solo Machine"
Premiere: A Solo Machine, Rochester, NY, February 2018
Ten-dancer group piece looking at the integration of video technology into live performance and the questions of dancer agency that arise as a result (45:00).

“CCTV”
Premiere: Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket, Cambridge, MA, October 2017
Solo investigating the feelings of vulnerability that accompany having one's private life on display as the dancer is confronted with video surveillance footage of herself displayed on an old CRT TV (3:00).

“Augmental Breakdown”
Premiere: Fall 2016 DANCE/Hartwell, Brockport, NY, October 2016
Quintet exploring the unique choreographic possibilities inherent within video editing as they relate to live dancers via projection (5:30).

“Close Up and Personal”
Premiere: Spring 2016 DANCE/Hartwell, Brockport, NY, April 2016
Duet in which a video dance is filmed and projected behind the performers in real time, considering the camera person to be just as much a dancer as the one being filmed (3:30).

“Static Amnesia”
Premiere: Fall 2014 Dance Concert, Medford, MA, November 2014
Quartet inspired by the changes that occur when a dance is translated from the stage to the screen (6:15).

TECH SKILLS

Software
Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Isadora, QLab, Processing, Arduino

Camera Work
Video Documentation, Experimental Videography, Video Editing, Photography

Concert Production
Projection Design, Lighting Design, Stage Management