When I was five I fell in love with ballet class; the party polka, spring points, physical rigor, and music were all completely enthralling! I eventually engaged in professional training at The Boston Ballet School, performing regularly in large scale productions at The Wang Center, initially in children's roles and eventually with the corps de ballet. At The Boston Ballet School, I was introduced to pilates, taking weekly mat classes for almost 10 years. Ultimately I decided that a career in pointe shoes was not my destiny and attended Barnard College of Columbia University where I studied modern dance as well as literature, architecture, psychology, economics, women's studies, and much more. After graduating, I worked as a professional freelance dancer, simultaneously supporting my performance career by teaching dance and pilates. Eager to increase my understanding of the moving body, in 2012 I moved to London, England to pursue an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban. Dance Science is an interdisciplinary field that studies all measurable components of dance, including physiology, nutrition, and psychology. Back in NYC, fortified with this degree, I investigate the multitude of questions about the body in motion that intrigue me while teaching or performing. 

 

EDUCATION

MSc Dance Science, Trinity Laban, UK

BA Dance, Barnard College, NYC

PhysicalMind, Pilates, NYC

Boston Ballet, MA

TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS

The Juilliard School, NYC

Hofstra University, NY 

Mark Morris Dance Center, NYC

Barnard College, NYC

ABT's JKO School, NYC

Trinity Laban, UK

Boston Ballet, MA

DANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Patricia Hoffbauer

Pam Tanowitz

Met Opera, dir. Mark Morris

Cornfield Dance

Boston Ballet

RECOGNITION & PUBLICATION

"The Road to Recovery", PointeApr/May 2017

"The Actor's Edge", Pointe, Aug/Sept 2016

Presentation, NDEO Conference 2015

Presentation, IADMS Conference 2013 & 2014

Bessie Award, 2010

Photo by Ben Viatori