Events︱2017

Summer 2017︱Highlights:

Summer Dance Intensive
Rhythm ‘N Motion Dance Studio
8 & 1o August 2016. Martinsburg, WV.

Classes: Ballet & Improvisation

MFA Summer Residency
Wilson College
July 2017. Chambersburg, PA.

Class: Contemporary Arts Practice I&II, Studio Practice I&II


Winter & Spring 2017As I transition to my new role as the MFA Program Director at Wilson College, I will not be doing any additional projects until summer.


Summer 2016︱Highlights:

Summer Dance Intensive
Rhythm ‘N Motion Dance Studio
1-5 August 2016. Martinsburg, WV.

Classes: Ballet, choreography, and staging a dance

Summer Dance Intensive
Shepherdstown School of Dance
11-15 July 2016. Shepherdstown, WV.

Class: Modern Technique


Winter 2016︱Highlights:

Collegium for African Diaspora Dance at Duke University
Conference: Dancing the African Diaspora: Embodying the Afrofuture
19-21 February 2016.

Presentation: Dunham’s Pedagogy and Activism: A Conversation
Co-presenting with April Berry (Dunham Master Teacher, former Artistic Director of Dallas Black Dance Theater, and former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre)


Summer 2015︱Workshops & Intensives: I’ll be focusing on research this summer (I even get to attend a festival as a participant this year!), but I will be doing a bit of teaching focused mainly on children and teens. While some of the classes I’m teaching this summer are not open to public registration, here are the classes that are open to all (preregistration is required for these events though). Some events are a single workshop format, and I’ll be teaching a month-long series in July as well.

Single Workshops
Creative Movement & Improvisation︱Berryville, VA. 
I am looking forward to teaching three workshops at the Barnes of Rose Hill this summer. What a lovely space! Please visit the links below for workshop descriptions, and to preregister.

Creative Movement for Children (ages 7-10)
Date: Saturday, 27 June
Time: 12:15-1:30PM
Cost: $15 per class for preregistered students,
$20 for walk-ins

Dance Improvisation︱Tweens (ages 11-13)
Date: Saturday, 27 June
Time: 1:30-2:45PM
Cost: $20 per class for preregistered students,
$25 for walk-ins

Dance Improvisation︱Teens (ages 14 and up)
Date: Saturday, 18 July
Time: 12:15-2:15PM
Cost: $20 for pre-registered students,
$25 for walk-ins


Month-long Series

Int/Adv Ballet, Modern & Jazz︱Martinsburg, WV. 
I’ll be teaching in the July session at Rhythm ‘N Motion.

Students may preregister for any 4-week class
offered during the July session. My classes are
on Tuesdays & Thursdays:

Tues.: Ballet 4:30-6:00PM︱Modern 6:00-7:30PM
Thurs.: Ballet 4:30-6:00PM︱Jazz 6:00-7:30PM

August Intensive
Musical Theatre Styles & Choreography︱Martinsburg, WV. 
I’ll also be teaching in the August intensive at Rhythm ‘N Motion.

Students must preregister for the entire 10-day
August Intensive. Other faculty will be teaching
ballet, pointe, jazz, and Pilates. These are the dates
I will be teaching during the intensive:

Thursday & Friday, 6 & 7 August:
Musical Theatre Styles 1:30-2:30PM
Choreography Workshop 2:30-4:00PM

Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 & 12 August:
Musical Theatre Styles 1:30-2:30PM
Choreography Workshop 2:30-4:00PM


Winter/Spring 2015︱A few highlights ahead:

AKIMBO Dance Festival
April/September︱Baltimore, MD
Adjudicator
I am excited to serve as an adjudicator from this year’s AKIMBO site-specific dance festival in Baltimore. Site-specific work and the presentation of public art in festivals of this nature are one of my favorite aspects of my own dance practice, so I can’t wait for this process to get under way. This year’s adjudication process will begin in late March, and the Festival itself will be held in September. Here’s a link to the Call for Artists.

dance festival-2015-half-sheetDavis and Elkins College Dance Festival
Thursday-Saturday, 10-12 April︱Elkins, WV
Lecture: Africanist Contributions to Modern Dance
Master Class: Modern Dance
Visit D&E’s website for more information.

Wilson College Humanities Conference
Saturday, 28 February︱Chambersburg, PA
Conference Title: Prophetic Fragments: Humanities, Past, Present, and Future
Lecture: Blurred Lines: Katherine Dunham’s Interdisciplinary Vision

Washington and Lee University
Tuesday, 10 February︱Lexington, VA
Lecture: Crossroads: Modern Dance and Anthropology
Master Class: Modern Dance
This is not a public event.