First dance recital: 1997


Professional Experience

Company Member with South Chicago Dance Theatre            Artistic Dir. Kia Smith

Guest Artist with Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble            Artistic Dir. Sara Maslanka

Choreographer: Heavy Weight                                                 OuterSpace / Chicago

Choreographer: Home(less)                                                          Stage 773 / Chicago

Remounting Asst. to Randy Duncan                                              Auditorium Theatre



Performance Experience

Parade of Exuberant Things / Chor. Matthew Powell

Snow Playground / Chor. Kate Skarpetowska


Ambiguous Decisions / Choreographer


Showcase / Chor. Michael Foley


Pink Mist / Chor. James Gregg


FIVE / Chor. Kiesha Lalama, & Ruben Graciani


The Way Out / Chor. Ori Flomin


Hoist / Chor. Kiesha Lalama

Education & Training

Point Park University / Magna Cum Laude BFA Modern Dance

Artistic Directors: Rubèn Graciani, Garfield Lemonius

USF Dance in Paris Semester Program

Director: Michael Foley

Chicago Academy for the Arts

Artistic Director: Randy Duncan

Akram Khan Summer  Intensive / Orsolina28, Moncalvo, Italy

LAUNCH Northwest Dance Project / Portland, Oregon


5 Dance Days Northwest Dance Project / Portland, Oregon


Dance Works Chicago                                                                              

Houston MET​dance Professional Intensive and Showing                      

B12 Dance Festival / Berlin, Germany

Movement Invention Project / NYC

Awards & Additional Skills

Point Park Artistic Scholarship & Deans List           

Vocal Range: Middle C to High C (Two Octaves)

Pilates Comprehensive Certification

Drivers’ License, Passport, Teacher, Photographer, Yoga Devotee, Singer, Swimmer, Hiker, Wake-Board Adventurer

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