I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching technique classes as part of the Contemporary Forms program at Gibney Dance Center in NYC. I have found that the various movement histories of my teachers, peers and the day to day hustle inspire my exploration of movement and working to create a thorough class. 

I am thrilled to be in the thick of my on-going class since September of 2015 at Gibney Dance Center! Let's have a weekly date with classes Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-2pm. 

Fall Schedule: September, October, and November | All Wednesdays & Fridays except October 18th | Class at Gibney is from 12-2pm.

I have also taught master classes at the University of Michigan, West Chester University in PA, Middlebury College, Prescott University in AZ, Arizona State University, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College, Marymount Manhattan College, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNC School of the Arts, SUNY Brockport, Tulane, Enloe High School and Arts Together in NC, The Yard and The Beijing Dance Festival.

Class Description:

Class will begin by spreading into the floor. We will find a dynamic relationship with it and acquire simultaneous support through space and our senses.

Photo by Scott Shaw. Gibney Dance Center.

Photo by Scott Shaw. Gibney Dance Center.

It will be a layering process; finding our obvious physical support systems, noticing what influences our choices, and allowing everything to inform the moment as opposed to distracting us from it. We will be readying both mind and body to find a genuine awareness from moment to moment as well as permission to play within the given structure. The class will culminate with a phrase using various movement qualities of momentum and fluidity as well as carving, tension, bracing, inversions, bound energy, gesture and subtlety. Let's play and find an appreciation for our bodies and our potential. Above all, let’s enjoy what we love to do!

I’m interested in offering a class that fulfills the dancer's need to abandon what he or she thinks their boundaries are with movement. I want to play and investigate various techniques with the dancers. I will create an authenticity to approaching movement in a class atmosphere where my plan may veer depending on how well the dancers are absorbing the material. I think that teaching holds a certain responsibility to keep questioning one’s approach and is a constant experiment to find a better explanation.