CV

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Dance – Washington University in St. Louis, anticipated completion May 2024

Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Psychological and Brain Sciences – Washington University in St. Louis, 2018, cum laude

CREATIVE WORKS

2022

“We must continue to build…”, Solo, ARTICA, St. Louis, MO; collaboration with Tomás Quiroz, Gabriel Jackson, and Dominick Ehling

“As she works, the nurturer dreams.”, Ensemble, RESILIENCE Dance Company, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO; Entry Points, Intersect Arts Center, St. Louis, MO; Dance St. Louis, Union Station, St. Louis, MO

“Until you meet them”, Duet, Iowa Choreography Festival, Des Moines, IA; Iowa Dance Festival, The James Theater, Iowa City, IA; collaboration with Dora Novak and Justin Norman

How was your yesterday?, Ensemble, Evening length, The Chapel Venue, St. Louis, MO

“Then will mercy tumble”, Quintet, The Big Muddy Dance Company Convergence Trainees, COCA Staenberg Performance Lab, St. Louis, MO

“Care a Little”, Duet, MADCO Dare to Dance Choreographic Competition, COCA Catherine B. Berges Theatre, St. Louis, MO; SeenSTL, The Link Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

2021

give and take care, Sextet, Evening length, The Chapel Venue, St. Louis, MO

“When we come together”, Dance Film, Soloist, RESILIENCE Dance Company, Collective Realities; collaboration with Robert Duggins, Sam Gaitsch, and Jacob Henss

2020

“again, November”, Ensemble, The Big Muddy Dance Company Convergence Trainees, COCA Staenberg Performance Lab, St. Louis, MO

All is haze, all is dust, Quintet, Evening length, The Chapel Venue, St. Louis, MO

2019

“In favor of kindness”, Sextet, The Big Muddy Dance Company Convergence Trainees, The Marcelle Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Who am I without the others?”, Quartet, Modern American Dance Company 2, Dance for Food, The Grandel Theater, St. Louis, MO

“circumstances”, Solo, Missouri Dance Organization Conference, Historic Senior Hall, Stephens College, Columbia, MO; Exchange Choreography Festival, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, OK

“You will be loved”, Quartet, Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, The Blue Zone, The Marcelle Theatre, St. Louis, MO

In Memoriam, Quintet, Evening length, The Chapel Venue, St. Louis, MO; CommUNITY Arts Festival (Excerpt), .ZACK, St. Louis, MO

2018

“cubular”, Duet, collaboration with Emily Haussler, Washington University in St. Louis, Student Dance Showcase, Annelise Mertz Dance Studio, St. Louis, MO

“perhapsolutely”, Quartet, Washington University in St. Louis, Student Dance Showcase, Annelise Mertz Dance Studio, St. Louis, MO

1:05, Ensemble, Black Anthology, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“As we are, with love”, Ensemble, Washington University Dance Collective, THE GATHERING, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO; St. Louis Dance Festival, Chaminade-Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO; American Dance Festival Student Concert, Durham, NC

2017

Black and Blue, Ensemble, Black Anthology, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“And so, in silence, we continue.”, Ensemble, Washington University Dance Collective, Luminous, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO; United States Institute for Theatre Technology Lighting Design for Dance Competition, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, MO

2016

“Since Feeling is First”, Sextet, Young Choreographer’s Showcase, Annelise Mertz Dance Studio, St. Louis, MO; American College Dance Association Central Region Conference, Anderson University, Anderson, IN

TEACHING EXPerience

RESILIENCE Dance Company, St. Louis, MO (2020-present)

Arts in Motion School of Dance and Music, St. Louis, MO (2018-2022)

Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO (2018)

Springboard to Learning, St. Louis, MO (2018)

CityDance – Honors Thesis, St. Louis, MO (2017-2018)

North Carolina Dance Institute, Raleigh, NC 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

2022

“We must continue to build…”, Solo, Emily Duggins Ehling, ARTICA, St. Louis, MO

2019-2022

RESILIENCE Dance Company Company Member, St. Louis, MO

“Refuge”, Ensemble, David Marchant, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

“Worthy of Rest”, Ensemble, LOUD BODIES, Entry Points, The Link Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

“Echo”, Trio, Emilia Sandoval, Entry Points, The Link Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

“What We Bring To The Table”, Ensemble, David Marchant & Holly Seitz Marchant, Entry Points, The Link Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

“ways to move in harmony”, Ensemble, Emily Haussler, Entry Points, The Link Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

MAKING ROOM, Soloist/Ensemble, Emily Haussler, The Link Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

“Soft Fire”, Quintet, Victoria Lynn Awkward, Making Room, The Link Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

“When we come together”, Dance Film, Soloist, collaboration with Robert Duggins, Sam Gaitsch, and Jacob Henss, Collective Realities

STANZAS & SCULPTURES, Soloist, Emily Haussler, The Chapel Venue, St. Louis, MO

“There are no rules”, Dance Film, Soloist/Duet, Emily Haussler

Untitled, Soloist, Emily Haussler, RESILIENCE Dance Company Holiday Fundraiser, The Link Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

2018-2019

Modern American Dance Company 2 Company Member, St. Louis, MO

Debussy Tribute, Sextet, Elyse Guttmann, in collaboration with University of Missouri St. Louis Music Department, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO

“Introduction & Debuts”, Sextet, Natalie Williams, MADCO 2 Concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO

“Groove”, Sextet, Lindsay Hawkins, MADCO 2 Concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO; Dine on Dance, Strauss Park, St. Louis, MO; Stretch Series for 2e Creative, St. Louis, MO; Dance for Food, The Grandel Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Puzzle Pieces”, Duet, Lindsay Hawkins, MADCO 2 Concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO

“absolution”, Quintet, Jacob Henss, MADCO 2 Concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO; Dance the Vote, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO

“Three to Tango”, Trio, Lindsay Hawkins, MADCO 2 Concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO; Dine on Dance, Old Post Office Plaza, St. Louis, MO; Stretch Series for 2e Creative, St. Louis, MO

“Breaking Down, Breaking Through”, Soloist/Quartet, Claire Hilleren, MADCO 2 Concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO; Stretch Series for 2e Creative, St. Louis, MO

“Here are the Pieces: Where is the Whole?”, Sextet, Natalie Williams, MADCO 2 Concert, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO

2014-2018

Washington University in St. Louis Student, St. Louis, MO

“cubular” (improvisation score), Duet, in collaboration with Emily Haussler, Student Dance Showcase, Annelise Mertz Dance Studio, St. Louis, MO

“Run”, Ensemble, Lindsay Hawkins, Washington University Dance Collective, THE GATHERING, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Woman(like)”, Quartet, Rachael Servello, Washington University Dance Collective, THE GATHERING, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Refuge”, Soloist/Ensemble, David Marchant, Washington University Dance Theatre, Here.Now.Together. Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO; American College Dance Association Central Region Conference Gala Concert, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

“The Land of 1000 Dances”, Quintet, Raja Feather Kelly, Washington University Dance Theatre, Here.Now.Together. Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Tones”, Ensemble, Ting-Ting Chang, Washington University Dance Theatre, Here.Now.Together. Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Torke”, Ensemble, Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal, Washington University Dance Theatre, Here.Now.Together. Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Inquiry Dynamic”, Quartet, Nathan Trice, Washington University Dance Theatre, Critical Mass, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Des Poèmes de Prévert”, Ensemble, Dawn Karlovsky, Washington University Dance Theatre, Critical Mass, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Home Leaving”, Quintet, David Marchant, Washington University Dance Theatre, Critical Mass, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Veritas”, Ensemble, Jennifer Medina, Washington University Dance Theatre, Shadows & Light, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“I Remember It Well”, Ensemble, David Marchant and Holly Seitz Marchant, Washington University Dance Theatre, Shadows & Light, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Into the Light”, Ensemble, Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal, Washington University Dance Theatre, Shadows & Light, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Fury”, Sextet, Kameron Saunders, Washington University Dance Theatre, emBodied Language, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“For the Fame”, Ensemble, David Marchant, Washington University Dance Theatre, emBodied Language, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

2014-2016

The Slaughter Project Company Member, St. Louis, MO

CARAVAN, Ensemble, Cecil Slaughter, The Slaughter Project, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

Release!, Ensemble, Cecil Slaughter, The Slaughter Project, Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

2015, 2017

American Dance Festival Six Week School Student, Durham, NC

On Display, Ensemble, Heidi Latsky Dance, Duke Homestead, Durham, NC

Bill T. Jones Repertory, Ensemble, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Durham, NC

Merce Cunningham Repertory, Ensemble, Andrea Weber, Durham, NC

2016

“Love Letter”, Ensemble, Rebecca Lemme, River North Dance Chicago Elite Choreographic Initiative, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL

2013-2014

Black Irish Contemporary Hip Hop Company Company Member, Cary, NC

NOISE, Ensemble, Ronald West, Cary Arts Center, Cary, NC

TRUCK, Ensemble, Ronald West, Cary Arts Center, Cary, NC

administrative/directorial experience

2022

Stage Manager, Karlovsky and Company Dance, St. Louis, MO

Call lighting and sound cues, communicate with director and dancers

2022-PRESENT

Choreographic Collaborator, RESILIENCE Dance Company, St. Louis, MO

Provide feedback and supportive research during choreographic processes

2022

Director and producer, How was your yesterday?, St. Louis, MO

Organized performance space and ticket sales, hired local freelance dancers, curated work by a visual artist, choreographer, and musician, managed advertising and created marketing materials, scheduled and led rehearsals, drafted and upheld Covid-19 policies

2019-2022

Director of Dance Program and Performance Ensembles, Arts in Motion School of Dance and Music, St. Louis, MO

Structure class and rehearsal schedules, communicate with teachers and families, plan and coordinate recitals and community performances, lead teacher training, create and uphold studio policies

2021

Director and Producer, give and take care, St. Louis, MO

Organized performance space and ticket sales, hired local freelance dancers, curated work by visual artists and other choreographers, managed advertising and created marketing materials, scheduled and led rehearsals, drafted and upheld Covid-19 policies

2020

Director and Producer, All is haze, all is dust, St. Louis, MO

Organized performance space and ticket sales, hired local freelance dancers, curated work by visual artists, a creative writer, and a second choreographer, managed advertising and created marketing materials, scheduled and led rehearsals

2019

Director and Producer, In Memoriam, St. Louis, MO

Organized performance space and ticket sales, hired local freelance dancers, curated work by visual artists and a second choreographer, managed advertising and created marketing materials, scheduled and led rehearsals

2017-2018

CityDance – Honors Thesis, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Developed a program to provide free dance classes to children in the St. Louis community taught by Washington University in St. Louis students. CityDance teachers taught 94 classes in its first year; the program continues today, led by current undergraduate students. Coordinated and taught community classes, scheduled teachers, led meetings, scheduled and taught on-campus classes, managed marketing, wrote handbook and curriculum, built student group structure

Washington University Performing Arts Department Student Liaison Board Member, St. Louis, MO

Student representative for the Performing Arts Department, elected by students as a liaison to faculty

2016-2018

Black Anthology Executive Board Member and Choreographer, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Scheduled and led rehearsals, choreographed dances to fit within a new play, assigned choreography tasks to secondary choreographers, managed attendance

2016

Co-Artistic Director with Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal, Young Choreographers’ Showcase, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Communicated with choreographers and stage manager, organized auditions and selected works, assisted choreographers in reserving rehearsal space, arranged show order, scheduled and facilitated technical rehearsals

2015

Assistant Director, Student Dance Showcase, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Communicated with choreographers, managed dancer conflicts, assisted choreographers in reserving rehearsal space, organized program information

training

RESILIENCE Dance Company, St. Louis, MO; Emily Haussler

Modern American Dance Company, St. Louis, MO; Nicole Whitesell

Dance Education Laboratory, New York, NY; Jody Gottfried Arnhold; DEL Essentials, Early Childhood Dance, Language of Dance, Dance for Social Change

Washington University in St. Louis, MO

National Dance Education Organization Conference, “Cultivating Equity and Access: Dance Education for All,” San Antonio, TX

American Dance Festival, Durham, NC; Leah Cox, Gerri Houlihan; Six Week School

River North Dance Chicago, Chicago, IL; Sara Bibik; Summer Training Program, Elite Choreographic Initiative

North Carolina Dance Institute, Raleigh, NC; Kirstie Tice Spadie

modern

Cecil Slaughter, David Marchant, Kervin Douthit-Boyd, Alicia Graf Mack, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Andrea Weber, Jennifer Nugent, Nicole Whitesell, Belicia Beck, Elyse Guttmann, Hanna Gillgren, Mariko Kumanomido, Kami Miller

ballet

Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal, Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Melody Staples, Tom Terry, Emily Haussler, Jennifer Medina, Courtney Harris, James Sutton, Matthew Paluch, Patrick Simoniello

jazz

Kirstie Tice Spadie

pedagogy

Jody Gottfried Arnhold, Ann Biddle, Deborah Damast, Cynthia Kahn

theory/history

Joanna Das, Mary-Jean Cowell

other

Abby Zbikowski, Ray Schwartz, Ronald West, Tiffany Wheeler

honors/awards

2022

Chancellor’s Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis

“Care A Little” selected for MADCO’s Dare to Dance Choreographic Competition

2018

Washington University in St. Louis Honors Program, cum laude

Ian D.W. Cramer Prize for Dance

Dance Education Laboratory Scholarship

Dean’s List (Fall)

2017

John G. Jutkowitz Summer Prize

Dean’s List (Fall)

2016

Ian D.W. Cramer Prize for Dance

2015

Dean’s List (Spring, Fall)

2014

Dean’s List (Fall)