Gravity Overthrown 50+ Performances in NY, PA & CA October 2014 – 2017 Co-Founder of Fractured Atlas sponsored non-profit, turned LLC in 2016. Additional responsibilities included original choreography, filming dance solos with infrared technology, editing 3D Dance animations for projection mapping performances, live video mixing (VJ), producing, marketing and managing bookings. Proficient in VDMX, ZVector, MadMapper, Kinect, Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe Creative suite. Administrative proficiencies: HTML & Wordpress site design, social marketing, booking management, online content strategy, brand development, development and donor relations, legal contract negotiation, budgeting, accounting and production development.
Venues include: NYC: NuBlu, Amazura Concert Hall, Maker’s Fair, Tender Trap, Meridian 23, Figment Festival, OS Arthouse, Lovecraft, Leftfield, The Delancey, Somethin’ Jazz, The Pyramid Club, Kings County Saloon, Hail Hail Bar, Gussy’s Bar, + more CA: IMS Music Festival, Emerald Exchange Festival, The Real Radio Show PA: Sands Casino, Broadway Social, Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Performing Arts
Bellocq’s Ophelia The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC September 2012 *Recieved 4 Kennedy Center ACTF Awards in Distinguished Choreography, New Play, Performance & Production Crew and Scenery Choreographed & Co-directed with Ernie Zulia as part of senior thesis. Adaptation of book of poems by U.S. Poet Laureate to President Obama & Hollins Alumni, Natasha Trethewey into full length physical theatre production. Addressed themes of the intersection of racial and gender identity told through the story of a woman living in Storyville, New Orleans in early 1900s through physical theatre, dance, music, projections and poetry.
Counterbalance Art Festival The Dumas Center, Roanoke, VA April 2012 Produced 2-day festival- including over 25 female artists across disciplines: theatre, dance, film, art, photography, music and poetry.
After All The Dumas Center, Roanoke, VA April 2012 Wrote script based on book, Et Après, produced, directed and choreographed evening length physical theatre work as a part of Counterbalance Art Festival. Explored themes of gender norms in relationships and an individual’s search for purpose through storytelling.
Duos Croisés Le Patio Association Paris, France May 2011 Chosen as one of 5 choreographers to create fifteen minute duet in association with Les Mobilettes Dance Company, exploring the intersection of musician and dancer in craft, process and performance.
Lunatique Théâtre ALEPH, Paris, France May 2010 Co-produced, choreographed and performed in original one hour evening show including dance, drama, live music and a photography exhibition examining unconscious bias and (mis)understanding of non-verbal communication across cultures.
Shades of Grey Pavilion Theatre, PSU, State College, PA November 2007 Chosen artist to produce original work in Pavilion Theatre. Produced, choreographed, and directed original two hour production with a cast and crew of 25, including dance, film drama, and an art/photo exhibit increasing awareness of sexual assault, eating disorders, gender issues and suicide.
Collaborative Artists Project Lehigh Valley HS for Performing Arts May 2006 Choreographed 15 minute piece inspired by artists Alexander Calder, Maxfield Parrish and Franz Kline exploring the importance of cross-discipline performance as a part of senior thesis.
Performance African Diaspora Joy of Motion, Washington, D.C. 2018 *First live dance performance since back-injury recovery Gravity Overthrown, Dance/VJ 20+ Venues in NY, PA & CA, 2014-2017 Bellocq's Ophelia, Physical Theatre Kennedy Center ACTF Regionals, Albany, Georgia 2013 Bellocq’s Ophelia, Physical Theatre Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., 2012 Counterbalance Art Festival, Dance Dumas Center for the Arts, Roanoke, Virginia, 2012 Goodnight Moon Musical Theatre Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, 2011 Duos Croises, Le Patio Association Théâtre Aleph, Paris, France, 2011 Lunatique, Contemporary Dance Théâtre Aleph, Paris, France, 2010 Chicago, Musical Theatre April Hollins University,Roanoke, Virginia, 2009 Savage in Limbo, Drama Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, 2008 Nommo Dance Company, African Pavilion Theatre, State Theatre & Earth Day Festival, State College, PA, 2008 Culture Festival, African IFA Co., State College, Pennsylvania, 2007 Musikfest, Afro-Modern Monarch Dance Company,Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA, 2007 Collective Works, Modern Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 2007 Temple University, Afro-Modern Monarch Dance Co., Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006 HS Dance Festival, Afro-Modern New World School of Arts, Miami, Florida, 2006
Training American Dance Festival, Durham, NC Dance Professionals workshop with Jesse Zaritt, 2019 Dance New Amsterdam, NYC, NY Production apprentice & class participant: Modern, contemporary & yoga, 2012-2013 Hollins University, Roanoke, VA B.A. w/honors in Dance, B.A. in Theatre & Arts Management Certification- GPA: 3.8, 2012 Hollins University Abroad ParisCoursework for liberal arts, dance & theatre requirements, 2009-2010 RIDC, Paris, France Dance Pedagogy Cert.(pt1) Diplôme d’État, (Rencontres Internationales de Danse Contemporain) RIDC, Paris, France Technical Aptitude in Dance Opéra National de Paris accredited,EAT Score: 14.5, 2009-2011 American Dance Festival, Durham, NCSummer Dance Intensive Attendee & Staff Assistant, Summer 2009 Penn State University, Main Campus First two years of undergraduate studies: Theatre Major, Dance Minor- GPA: 3.4, 2006-2008 HS for Performing Arts, Bethlehem, PAHS Diploma as Dance Major at Lehigh Valley Charter HS for Performing Arts, GPA: 3.8, 2006
Professional Experience - Arts Administration, Production & Education Co-Founder, 2014-present Mino Multimedia LLC, (Previously Fractured Atlas Non-Profit) NYC & D.C. Dance Instructor, 2015 NYC Public Schools w/Ballroom Basix, Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens & Long Island Public Schools Dance Instructor, 2014 London Skye Dance, Brooklyn, New York, Afro-Modern, Yoga & Choreography Production Apprentice, 2012-2013 Dance New Amsterdam, NYC, New York Props Assistant, 2013 PACE University MFA Acting program, NYC, New York Dance Instructor, 2012 Roanoke Ballet Theatre, Jazz & Modern, Roanoke, Virginia Development Assistant, 2009-2011 Théâtre Aleph, Paris, France Staff Assistant, 2009 American Dance Festival, Durham, NC Development Intern, 2009 Alley Theatre, Houston, TX Substitute Dance Teacher, 2008 Dance Academy, State College, PA, Modern
Other Professional Experience Executive Assistant 2017-present Weber Shandwick, Public Relations & Public Affairs Firm, Washington, D.C. Executive Assistant, 2016-2017 Momentum Worldwide, Experiential Advertising Agency NYC, NY Personal Assistant, 2013-2016 Freelance, NYC, NY Foreign Language Tutor, 2010-2015 Freelance, Paris, France & NYC, NY
Key Studies: Production, Stagecraft, Contemporary Dance, AFCMD (l’Analyse Fonctionnelle du Corps dans le mouvement Dansé), Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Bartenieff, Music Theory & Performance, African, Afro-Modern, Ballet, Horton, Limon, Graham, Gaga technique, Contact Improvisation, Composition, Kundalini, Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation, Tap, Jazz, Performance & art theory, Dance History, Theatre History, Art History, Health, Anatomy, Directing, Costume History, Sound and Light Design, Acting, Tap, Scene Design, Arts & Non-profit Management
Key Professors: Donna Faye Burchfield, Miguel Gutierrez, Amanda K. Miller, John Jasperse, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Nicholas Leichter, Elisha Clark, Bill Evans, Mark Haim, Makeda Thomas, Jesse Zaritt, Sara Procopio, Douglas Becker, Gerri Houlihan, Ming Lung-Yang, He-Jin Jang, Karen Keeler, Kendra Portier, Jeffrey Bullock, Seán Curran, Annmaria Mazzini, Ernest Zulia, Jessica Redish, Elyse Daye Hart, Steve Broadnax, Spence Ford, Amy Lawrence, Kimberly Maniscalco, Tabatha Robinson-Scott, Tina Heuges
Key Influences: Pina Bausch, Rosie Herrera, Ohad Naharin, Anne Teresa de Keersemaeker, Faye Driscoll, Miguel Gutierrez, Jesse Zaritt, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko,Amon Tobin, Cinematique, Ernie Zulia, Erin Murray. And in my heart of hearts... Isadora Duncan.
Special Skills Fluent in French and English, Experience in Grant Writing, and Donor Relations, proficient in Adobe Premiere, Well versed in excel, word, access, and website design, Play Guitar, Piano and Djembe (for fun), Experience with filming, photography and editing, Teaching Experience. Stage Management, Production, Marketing, Development, and Technical Experience.