The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA May 2016
BFA in Dance with honors
Freelance Videographer 2014 - Present
Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor, Kula for Karma Sept 2017-Present
Dance Instructor, Administrator, Equilibrium Dance Academy Sept 2016 - Present
Yoga Instructor, Social Media Manager, Website Upkeep, Healing Arts Collective Sept 2016 - Present
Wellness Provider, Do it Better Wellness July 2106 - Present
Yoga Instructor, Transformation Fitness May 2016 - Present
Work Study Assistant, Free Library of Philadelphia, Walnut Street West Branch Dec - Aug 2015
Tutoring students in (LEAP) and assisting with circulation needs. (shelving, shelf-reading, data entry)
Maker Mentor, Free Library of Philadelphia Summer 2015
Mentoring children and adults with interest based creative projects and developing twenty-first century skills.
Work Study Assistant, Greenfield Library, Philadelphia PA Sept 2012 - Aug 2015
Assisting with circulation needs.
Editor and Assistant Camera Operator, Jorge Cousineau Oct 2013-May 2015
Project based, performance documentation and editing
Workshop Instructor, Experimental Movement Concepts Summer 2014 -15
Taught week-long dance-film workshops for Elementary and Highschool students; ranging from the basic principles of dance for film, through setting original choreography to create a dance film.
La Pocha Nostra, Guillermo Gomez Pena Summer 2015
San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Summer Rhatigan Summer 2013
Falls Bridge Improvisation Intensive, Margaret Paek and Rebecca Bryant Winter 2013
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Darryl Tracey Summer 2011
Preyed Upon, Prayed Upon June 2017
This solo is a challenge to the colonized woman. It seeks to find freedom within the construct and draws parallels between the doe and woman. Both have been historically sacred, but also a prey to man. I am challenging the fine line between honoring and requiring unrealistic expectations.
-The Iron Factory, PHL
Sugar-Coated December 2016 - February 2017
This is an ongoing performance and study of failed whiteness specifically in relation to race politics and the USA's religious politics. This began as a solo, evolved into a duet with musician Ashley Tryba and is continuing to grow into a trio with Evelyn Langley.
ALIEN Asylum at The Gateway, Brooklyn, NY
Gather Philly at Chapterhouse, Philadelphia, PA
The Sowing at Mascher Space, Philadelphia, PA
Products of a Defective System April 2016
This interactive dance installation is filled with five allegorical representations of imperialism and one narrator representing capitalist imperialism that intersects all five journeys. The piece is completely collaborative spanning two years of intense academic and physical research. The intent of this work is to show the intersectionality of various oppressive systems and how they have been consistently active.
The Iron Factory, Philadelphia, PA
Intersections February 2016
Made specifically for Art Church’s event “Racism is Sickness,” this piece Incorporates pop music and culture chains and fabric to address queerness, racism and white guilt. Uncomfortable, humorous and serious we hope to bring about a call to action within the white community, while simultaneously showing the many layers involved in the process.
-Art Church, Philadelphia, PA
XColonative Aug 2015
A site specific piece performed at ZOCO. This piece explored the colonization of Mexico and Native lands along with the colonization of female bodies and the binding force of menstrual blood.
- Pasaje Rodriguez, Tijuana Mexico.
(Dis)placement Oct. 2014
A site specific dance installation performed at the Gaza Crisis Appeal, with benefits to Tearfund NZ for Gaza Crisis. This installation was meant to invoke a sense of bodily crisis and in some way paint an imperfect picture of the displaced families in the Gaza strip.
-The Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar at St Kevin's Arcade Auckland, NZ
Illusions of Home Oct - Nov. 2014
A dance piece performed at RE: PLACE and curated to perform at ACTION.
Home as location? Home as Relation. Relationships with others create each and every temporary home we navigate. Homes built again and again every time we Re: Position. Re: Space.
-RE: PLACE, Maidment Arts Centre, Musgrove Studio
-ACTION, Maidment Theatre Auckland, NZ
Lick my Gun April 2017
Mascher Space, PHL
Choreographer: Zornitsa Stoyanova
Perception January 2017
Mark Morris Studios, Philadelphia, PA February 2017
FringeArts, Philadelphia, PA
Choreographer: Ixchele Mendez
Daddy's Girl January 2017
CEC, Philadelphia PA
Choreographer: Annielille Gavino-Kollman
Raphstravaganza August 2016
City Hall, Philadelphia PA
Choreographer: Raphael Xavier
Pew Grant Supported
The Performers August 2016
UCAL, Philadelphia PA
Choreographer: Erica Janko
Hatch June 2016
The Performance Garage, Philadelphia PA
Choreographer: Mawiyah Dowd
Philly FIles May 2016
Re-Place-ing Philadelphia, The Painted Bride and The University of the Arts
Choreographer: Faustin Linyekula
Be Here Now May 2016
Spring Dance Series C, The University of the Arts, Philadelpiha PA
Choreographer: Esther Baker-Tarpaga
YOU December 2015
Winter Dance Series A, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
Choreographer: Jesse Zarrit
Another Day, Another Way May 2015
Spring Dance Series C, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
Choreographer: Olivier Tarpaga
Marketing and Media coordinator, The Iron Factory + Allendance 2014 - 2016
Director: Lora Allen
Documented process, Edited video, Developed promotional materials
Administrative Assistant, The Iron Factory 2014 - 2015
Directors: Lora Allen and Tori Lawrence
Organize and file documents, promote artists, develop fundraising events, pitch to new renters, maintenance, film and edit promotional videos
Marketing Intern, The Dance Apocalypse 2014
Artists: Gabriel Revlock and Nicole Bindler
Documented progress and marketed performances.
Assistant Filmmaker, Marketing Intern, Administrative Assistant, Tori Lawrence + Co 2012 - 14
wrote grants, developed fundraising events, scouted film locations, marketing
Books Behind Bars
Aids in book “packathons” to provide reading materials to incarcerated persons. 2016
Free english tutor in West Philadelphia for immigrant families. 2014 - Present
Built relationships with immigrant families in my neighborhood through working at the library, and began to offer in home services.
Volunteer, McCurdy School 2010-2012
Organized and opened children’s library, maintenance services, demolition.
The Yoga Garden: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification 2014
Summit Education: Continuing Education in Pediatric Yoga 2015
Palo Sancto Wellness Boutique: 100 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification 2016
Transformation Yoga Project: Trauma Sensitive Yoga Certification 2017
Filming, Editing in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro, Administration, Teaching Dance for children, Teaching Vinyasa Yoga for adults and children, Marketing, Organisation, Leadership
2010 - present
2010 - present