Recent Contributions to the Field of Dance Studies

Iron Factory, Philadelphia, PA, Artist in Residence Summer 2018

Interview, “Dance Teacher Magazine”

Elected to Board of Directors, Council of Organized Researchers of Pedagogy in Ballet, International,

Taught series of master classes for Philadelphia Dance Academy Summer Intensive

Established a relationship with Paul Kolnik (Photographer for New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey Dance Company) in order to facilitate mutual communication about ongoing interdisciplinary projects relating to ballet

Consultant for Sam Katz’s Women of Philly documentary

Taught a series of master classes at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the National American College Dance Festival

Participated in revision of State of Pennsylvania’s Dance Education Teacher Assessment with the goal of establishing a new passing score for this exam

Sat on Assessment Review Committee for State of Pennsylvania’s Occupational Competencies Assessment in Dance Examination for teachers in grades 7-12

Participated in University supported Community Based Learning Teaching Circle for the development of new community-based courses. Created proposal: “Dance in the City: Dance Partnerships in Philadelphia,”

Taught series of master classes in classical variations, pointe and partnering at the Northeast Regional American College Dance Festival

Ongoing: Developing relationships with artists, individuals in theaters and dance companies around Philadelphia in area of group ticket purchasing and delivery of informative assemblies to Temple University General Education students. Some of the institutions with which I have developed relationships include: The Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadanco, Kun Yang-Lin and Dancers, Rennie Harris Puremovement, The Academy of Music, The Kimmel Center, The Painted Bride Arts Center, The Community Education Center, and The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Professional Organization Memberships

Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS)

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

Board of Directors, Council of Organized Researches for Pedagogical Study of Ballet (CORPS de Ballet)

International Dance Council

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

National Association of Distinguished Professionals