TEACHER FOR WILLIAM FORSYTHE IMPROVISATION TECHNOLOGIES (UPDATED)

Education/Training
2015-present USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance: Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz,
Improvisation and Composition, under the direction of Jodie Gates and William
Forsythe
2014-2015 North Carolina School of the Arts Contemporary Program: Cunningham, Limon,
Release Technique, Qi Gong, Ballet
2011-2014 Barriskill Dance Theatre, Durham NC: Ballet, Jazz, Commercial Choreography
2011-2016 The American Dance Festival
- West African Dance, Sherone Price
- Locking, Waacking, House, Social Dance, Teena Marie Custer and Otto
Velasquez
- Ballet and Forsythe Phrase work, Elizabeth Corbett
- Release Technique, Pamela Pietro

Teaching/Other
2018 Hip Hop workshop for 2018 Cypher Summit, USC Glorya Kaufman School of
Dance, ages 10-12
2016 Designed curriculum and taught basic Locking and Hip Hop Social Dance to
students ages 8-10, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
2015 Designed week-long workshop in Cunningham and Limon fundamentals for
students ages 10-16, Barriskill Dance Theatre, Durham NC
2014-present Work/Perform as a percussionist (hand drums, Djembe) for open Tap Dance
Jams, Carrboro, NC
2014-present Motivational Dancer for private events, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs - work with youth,
encourage them to dance, organize group activities Elevate Dance Company,
Raleigh, NC

Performance Experience
2017 Lecture/Demo By William Forsythe on Improv Technologies and Rhythmic
Sensibilities, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
2016 New Premiere By William Forsythe, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
“Acquisition R-Y-B-G”
2016 Visions and Voices Performance with the Martha Graham Company, CA
Acts of Light, Helios
2016 Visions and Voices Performance with Bill T Jones, Los Angeles, CA
Story Time, Collaborative Work
2016 Performance Collaboration with Hubbard Street 2, Los Angeles, CA
Site-Specific Improvisational Work
2016 “Works in Progress” Repertory Showcase USC Kaufman, Los Angeles, CA
“Symphony of Psalms,” Excerpt, Jiri Kilian
“Lickety Split,” Alejandro Cerrudo
2015 “Ground Work” Repertory Showcase for USC Kaufman, Los Angeles, CA
New Work Premiered by William Forsythe, “Small Models”
“Red” Excerpt, Dwight Rhoden
2015 “Dry Well” World Premiere by Gregory Macqoma, The American Dance
Festival
References Available Upon Request

Choreographic Experience
2017 Collaborative work with Issac Lopez, Senior M.F.A. Saxophone showcase
2016 USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Student Works Showcase
2015 USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Student Works Showcase
2015 Collaborative work with Gregory Macqoma, The American Dance Festival, “Dry
Well”
2014 Collaborative work with Leonie McDonough, The American Dance Festival,
“Five Fingers and One Thumb”