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Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY (in progress)
Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Psychology, Minor in Non-Profit Management
Columbia College, Columbia, SC
4.0 GPA, President’s List and Honors Program Student - Expected Graduation May 2018)
High School Diploma Summa cum Laude
Wando High School, Charleston, SC - May 2014
TEACHING EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Holy Yoga, Registered Yoga Instructor RYI-225 Certification
MUV Fitness, Yoga Instructor (Current)
Born to Fly Aerial Dance Teacher Certification Silks, Level 1 & 2
Wando High School Dance Residency 2017
Created three original works, integrating Mindfulness, Contemporary technique, & Contact Improvisation
Aerial Silks at All Star Gymnastics, Kid’s & Adult Classes, 2016-2018
Forest Pines Retirement Community, Creative Movement & Stretch, 2016-2017
Richland One Dance Festival, Contemporary Dance & Contact Improvisation, 2016, 2017
Columbia Dance & Improvisation Festival, Aerial Dance & Partnering Techniques 2017
CC National Dance Education Organization's Dance Day Workshop, Modern Dance Class, 2016
Teaching Assistant at Columbia College, 2016-2018
Assisted in teaching Aerial silks classes, contact improvisation classes, mindfulness techniques and facilitating open community dance jams.
Fuel Fitness & Dance, Dance and Aerial Silks Kid’s Instructor, 2014-2015
N A T I O N A L L E V E L
“Here: Hear” Peer-Reviewed, 2018
ACDA South Eastern Region Concert, Choreographer and Performer, Hartsville, SC: Inspired by the circumstantiality of being caught in one place, and
how a lack of options tunes one to listen in a new way to one’s life.
“Experiments in Connection: You and I, Us and Them” 2017-2018
Presented originally at Columbia College, and to come in 2018 at The Asheville Fringe Festival: Created from the intersection of comfort and risk through contemporary partner work, this work considers the evolution of one’s emergence into society - examining power structures, diversity, and privilege.
The Intern Showing of American Dance Festival, Durham, NC: Formulated at the festival, probing into the effects of honesty and genuine relationship
pondering: “When does our honesty harm others?”
“Expectation of a Woman” Peer-Reviewed, 2015-2016
ACDA South Eastern Region Formal Concert, Choreographer and Performer, Atlanta, GA: Explored concepts of objectification, definitions of femininity,
and engendered social expectations.
S T A T E L E V E L
“One & Other” 2017
Columbia College Fall Choreographer’s Showcase, Columbia SC: Choreographed in collaboration with Cj Anderson, this work employs aerial dance
techniques to present an aerial silk duet exploring concepts of togetherness and apartness.
“Permission of Honesty” 2016
Columbia College Fall Choreographer’s Showcase, Columbia, SC: Employs somatic explorations of empathy, honesty, and vulnerability to facilitate human connection, presenting compelling improvisational scores and personally motivated movement, crafted in the time and space of piece’s framework.
“Let My Ceiling Be Your Floor” 2016
Columbia College Spring Choreographer’s Showcase, Columbia, SC: Created based on a four by four elevated stage that the two dancers primarily
perform on, exploring things of comfort, home, and first connections.
“Never Have I Ever” by Mia Silvestri presented at American Dance Festival Intern Showing, 2017
“The Home Project” by The Power Company Collaborative presented at Art Fields, Lake City, SC, 2016
“Aerial Arts Exhibit” with Revolve Aerial Dance at Greenville’s Artisphere, 2014, 2015
Choreographer and Performer, Greenville, SC: Performed solo aerial trapeze and aerial hoop work three times a day for the length of the four-day festival.
“Seed” by Erin Bailey with The Power Company Collaborative, 2014, 2015
Performed at The Fringe Festival, Greensboro, NC, Sumter, SC, and Columbia College Alumnae Concert.
“Trace Space” by Amanda Ling with The Power Company Collaborative, 2014
ACDA South Eastern Region Formal Concert, Milledgeville, GA
Columbia College Fall and Spring Choreographer’s Showcase, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Columbia College Faculty & Guest Artist Concert, 2015,2016,2017
Columbia College’s Walking Tour of Dance & Art, Choreographer, Performer, 2014, 2016, 2017
“The Red Suitcase” in Piccolo Spoleto with Annex Dance Company, Charleston, SC, 2016
Support the Support System Cancer Charity Event, Performer, Columbia, SC, 2015
“Fieldwork” Arts Collaboration with Enough Pie Projects (Performer, Charleston, SC), 2014
College of Charleston Alumnae Showcase, Performer, Charleston, SC, 2014
LEADERSHIP IN DANCE
President of The Columbia College Dance Company 2017-2018
Facilitated weekly company and board meetings, and represented the company across campus, state, and South East.
Special Projects & Admin Intern at The American Dance Festival Summer 2017
Thrived working at the fast paced festival, assisting in coordination of the International Choreographer’s Residencies
and Concert, as well as producing ADF’s Film Festival, “Movies by Movers”, and tending to office administrative tasks.
Student Producer of The 2016 Columbia College Campus Tour of Dance and Art Fall 2016
Cohesively organized and produced a multi-disciplinary site-specific tour created and performed for two days.
Work Study Intern at The Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation Summer 2016
Energetically worked logistics of SFDI, monitoring jams, assisting Faculty, and maintaining facilities.
Social Media Intern with Now Next Dance, Washington D.C. Summer 2015
Constructed Social Media posts and a blog story for “Life as a Modern Dancer” during Now Next Dance Mentoring Project, non-profit specializing in
dance education for underserved children in the DC Metro Area.
Producer of On Campus Dance Event Series, “To Go Shows” at Columbia College 2015-2016
Coordinated a month series of three “To Go Shows” for Dance Company members to present their work informally to the campus and local community
at large, arranging technical elements, show order, and comprehensive feedback sessions.
Historian of The Columbia College Dance Company 2015-2016
Served for the academic year archiving company information and fliers, coordinating photo-shoots, and making head shots available for all company
members for the very first time.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Columbia College Dance Company 2014-2018
First Year Representative, Historian, President, & Alumnae Coordinator
Psi Chi, Psychology Student Association, Member 2017-2018
Omicron Delta Kappa, Organization for Academic Excellence and Campus Leadership, Member 2017-2018
Columbia College National Dance Education Organization, Member 2014-2015
The Power Company Collaborative, Apprentice 2014-2016
Revolve Aerial Dance Company, Performer 2014-2016
Wando Dance Company, Dance Captain & Member 2011-2014
WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES & RESIDENCIES
American Dance Festival, 2017
Gerri Houlihan, Leah Cox, Gaga with Saar Harari., Kyung Eun Lee, & organizational management with ADF Director, Jodee Nimerichter
Ronald K. Brown, Afro-Carribean Master Class at Columbia College Master Class, 2017
George Staib Residency at Columbia College, Excerpt from “Moat,” Performer, 2017
Nimbaya, African Dance Troupe Residency, African Dance Classes, 2017
Melissa Britt, House / Urban Movement Dance Master Class, 2016
Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, 2016
Bebe Miller, HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder, Luciana Achugar (The Pleasure Project), & Krista Denio
Columbia Dance and Improvisation Festival, 2015, 2017
Kristin Hapke, Meg Schriffen, Emily Morgan, Ashlee Daniels Taylor, Terrance Henderson, & Rayni Collins
Now Next Dance Mentoring Project, 2015
Gaga Intensive with Maree Remalia, Master Class with Dante Brown, & Peer Mentoring with Ashley Thorndike-Youseff
ACDA 2015 Regional Festival, 2015
George Staib, Bala Sarasvati, Lori Teague & Daniel Gwirtzman
AREAS OF TECHNICAL STUDY
Contemporary: Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton, Crystal Butler, Erin Bailey, Jessica Crum, & Jenny Broe Price
Modern: Gerri Houlihan, Kristin Alexander, Julie Delizza, & Martha Brim
Post-Modern and Improvisational Methods: Amanda Ling & Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton
Jazz: Erin Bailey, Starla Kurtz, Jenny Broe Price, & Jessica Crum
Contact Improvisation: Marcy Jo & Krista Denio
Urban Movement / Hip Hop: Amanda Ling
Ballet: Erin Bailey, Jennider Altman
Aerial Dance & Circus Technique: Julianna Hane, Jordan Anderson, & Clayton Woodson
Native American Dance: Jessica Moore
Scenery: Patrick Faulds