I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching technique classes as part of the Contemporary Forms guest artist program at Gibney Dance Center in NYC. I have found that the various movement histories of my peers, lovely dance spaces 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 in NYC at Gibney Dance Center! Let's have a weekly date with classes Wednesdays and Fridays at noon.

Update for the Spring schedule:  April 26, 28, May 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, June 2, 7, 9, 14, 21, 28 and 30th --All at Noon!

I have also taught master classes at the University of Michigan, West Chester University in PA, Middlebury College, Presott University in AZ, Arizona State University, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, SUNY Brockport, 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 dynamically energetic relationship with it and acquire simultaneous support through space and vision.

Photo by Vesa Loikas

Photo by Vesa Loikas

 

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 dancers’ 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.