Florida State University, 2016

Master of Fine Arts: Dance

Concentration: Choreography and Performance      

Brenau University, 2013

Bachelors of Fine Arts: Dance Education

Magna Cum Laude    


American Intercontinental University, 2004

Bachelors of Fine Arts: Fashion Design and Marketing

Summa Cum Laude                           


ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary – Level 7 an Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum,
2018, 2020, 2021

Progressing Ballet Technique Certification, 2017

California College, Career & Technical Education Credential Authorizations (CCTE):
Arts, Media & Entertainment and Fashion & Interior Design, 2017

California Single Subject Clear Teaching Credential: Physical Education/Dance, 2016

Balanced Body University Pilates Instructor: Beginning – Advanced Mat, 2015



2016-present            San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts

Dance Department Chair       
Grades 6-12: Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning, Pilates, Progressing Ballet Technique, Choreography & Composition, Pas de Deux


2014-2016               Florida State University School of Dance    
Beginning Ballet I, Beginning Ballet III, Intermediate Ballet for Musical Theatre Majors, Pointe Technique & Classical Variations, Pilates/Conditioning




2023                    North Coast Ballet of California – Choreographic Residency


                            Yuma Ballet Academy, Arizona – Summer Intensive Residency   

2022                    North Coast Ballet of California – Choreographic Residency



2021                    North Coast Ballet of California – Choreographic Residency

                            Yuma Ballet Academy, Arizona – Summer Intensive Residency      


2019                    North Coast Ballet of California – Choreographic Residency

                            Yuma Ballet Academy, Arizona – Summer Intensive Residency


2018                    Ballet Yuma – Choreographic Residency

                            Yuma Ballet Academy, Arizona – Ballet


2017                     Canyon Crest Dance Academy, San Diego – Ballet

                            Yuma Ballet Academy, Arizona – Ballet 

                            Ballet Yuma – Choreographic Residency

                            Scripps Performing Arts Academy, San Diego – Ballet


2016                    Suzanne Farrell’s Workshop for Young Dancers – Ballet

                           Yuma Ballet Academy, Arizona – Ballet & Classical Variations


2015                    Suzanne Farrell’s Workshop for Young Dancers – Ballet


                           Florida State University Summer Dance Intensive Workshop – Ballet, Pointe

                           Technique, Swan Lake Repertory, Classical Variations, Pilates


                           Company Etudes Youth Ballet – Choreographic Residency


2014                     Suzanne Farrell’s Workshop for Young Dancers – Ballet


                            Florida State University Summer Dance Intensive Workshop

                            Pointe Technique &  Classical Variations


                            Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee – Intermediate and Advanced Ballet,

                            Pointe, Paquita Repertory, Classical Variations, Pilates/Conditioning,

                            Improvisation/Composition, Jazz


                            Company Etudes Youth Ballet – Choreographic Residency



2010-2013           Gainesville School of Ballet – Ballet, Pointe, Jazz


2012                    North Gwinnett High School – Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Dance History


                            North Springs High School – Ballet, Jazz, Composition


2011                    DeKalb Elementary School of Performing Arts – Ballet

                           McEver Arts Academy – Dance Outreach/Arts Integration

                           Centennial Arts Academy – World Dance


2009-2010           Expressions in Motion Dance, LLC. – After School Public Dance Program: Ballet,

                             Jazz, Hip-Hop (K-3)


1993-2002           CAS Ballet Theatre School – Ballet  

                            Bullard School of Ballet – Ballet Teaching Assistant



San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts

2018-present              Dance Department Chair, Director of Dance    

2017-present              Summer Intensive Workshop Director
             2017                           Assistant Artistic Director – Spring Dance Concert


Florida State University School of Dance Summer Dance Intensive         

2015                            Assistant Director and Head Counselor
             2014                            Coordinator and Counselor


Suzanne Farrell Young Dancers Workshop                                                 

2014                            Assistant Coordinator


Florida State University School of Dance
             2014-2015                  Graduate Dance Council Secretary


Company Etudes Youth Ballet        

2014-2015                  Associate Artistic Director/Resident Choreographer/Assistant Stage Manager


North Gwinnett High School                                               

2013                            Rehearsal Director/Stage Manager – Spring Dance Concert


Brenau University Department of Dance

2012                            Co-Director of Faculty & Senior Thesis Dance Concert

2011                            Co-Director of Evening of Dance, Student Choreography Concert

              Expressions in Motion Dance, LLC 

 2010                            Dance Program Co-Coordinator and Lead Teacher                                  




San Diego Unified School District

2022                            Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Foundation Grant
2021                            Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Spotlight Award for
Creative Community Engagement

2018                            Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Foundation Grant


The 21st McCallum Theater Choreography Festival, Palm Desert CA

2018                            Choreography Finalist


Florida State University                                                                                           

2015-2016                  Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award


Florida State University School of Dance

2013-2016                   Full Assistantship/Tuition Waiver

                                     Friends of Dance Academic Year Scholarship

                                     Friends of Dance New Student Scholarship

                                     Graduate Fund Scholarship

Brenau University

2013                            The Joyce and Harold Dick Education Scholarship


Brenau University Department of Dance

2012-2013                  Extraordinary Senior in Dance

2013                            The Carol Smiarowski Memorial Dance Scholarship


American Intercontinental University

2004                            Best Contemporary Clothing Design: Thesis Award


Regional Dance America, Mid-States Festival, University of Iowa                       

1996                            Craft of Choreography Conference Full Scholarship


San Diego Dance Connect, non-profit community organization               

2016-2018                  Steering Committee Member


San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA)

2017-2018                  Master Calendar Committee

2016-2018                  Adjudicator for Senior Dance Concert

2016-2018                  Choreography Mentor


Florida State University School of Dance                                                   

2016                            Days of Dance Concert Adjudication Panel Member

2016                            Undergraduate Choreography Mentor

2015                            Grade Appeals Committee

2015                            Teaching Assistant Mentor
2015                            Rehearsal Assistant: Sea Interlude, Rick McCullough

2014                            Graduate Dance Council Fundraising Committee

2014                            Rehearsal Assistant: Concerto Grosso, Tyrone Brooks

2014-2015                  Summer Publicity Assistant

2014                            Suzanne Farrell Workshop Volunteer

2013-2015                  School of Dance Audition Volunteer, In-class Demonstrator


Brenau University Department of Dance                                                    

2015                            Guest Adjudicator for Senior Thesis Concert



San Diego Unified School District
Visual & Performing Arts Professional Development Days

2020                           presented Choreography on Film Curriculum


Northwest Regional High School Dance Festival, Vancouver WA                       

2019                            Episodic Interlude, performed by SDSCPA


Art Schools Network Conference, Orange County CA                             

2018                            Black Swan – Dance/Film Collaboration presentation

Regional Dance America Pacific Festival                            

2018                            Fractured Path, performed by Ballet Yuma


American College Dance Association Southeast Conference                               

2016                            [Collide]oscope, performed by Florida State University dancers


Florida State University Digitech Conference                                                        
2016                            Students Innovating with Technology:“88 Keys”, a video dance


Florida State University Interdisciplinary Performance Symposium                     

2015                            Research Presentation: “The Intersection of Innovation &

Homage: the Preservation and Relevance of Traditional Romantic Ballet within Contemporary Ballet Today”


2024    Petrichor North Coast Ballet of California

                       The Ballet Alliance Festival


2024    Coloratura                SDSCPA, Lighting a Spark

2023    Nothing Can Change This Love        SDSCPA, Revolve/Evolve


2023    Dances for Ella                                  SDSCPA, Breakthrough

2023    Tidal                                                   North Coast Ballet California, Company Repertoire


2022    Times Past and To Come                   SDSCPA, Pivot


2021    Tidal                                                   Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals, San Diego,CA, SDSCPA                                                            


2021    Tidal                                                   North Coast Ballet California

                                                                       Company Repertoire, The Ballet Alliance Festival


2021    Les Misérables (The Musical)           SDSCPA, Choreographer                 


2020    reZolution                                          SDSCPA, Permanent Shift

2020    Is[shoes]                                             North Coast Ballet California, Company Repertoire


2019    Wish Want Catch                               North Coast Ballet California, Company Repertoire


2019    In My Life                                         SDSCPA, Reflecting Forward

2019    Episodic Interlude                             SDSCPA, Reflecting Forward


2018    Episodic Interlude                             McCallum Theater Choreography Festival 

2018    Fractured Path                                   Ballet Yuma, Company Repertoire

Regional Dance America Pacific Festival
SDSCPA, Beyond Boundaries

2018    Enveloped                                         SDSCPA, Beyond Boundaries


2017    Episodic Interlude                             Ballet Yuma, Company Repertoire

Regional Dance America National Festival


2016    [Collide]oscope                                 ACDA Southeast Regional Conference

Florida State University
MFA Concert Le Passage du Temps


2016    Voyage pour l’amour                         Florida State University

MFA Concert Le Passage du Temps


2015    Flux                                                    Florida State University, Days of Dance      


2015    Swept in Blue                                     BalletFest Atlanta


2015    A Midsummer Night’s Dream            Company Etudes Youth Ballet

                   (full-length original ballet)


2015    Push                                                    Florida State University, Days of Dance


2014    Snow White (Full Length)                 Company Etudes Youth Ballet                     

2014    Reminiscence                                     The Tallahassee Ballet, Evening of Music and Dance


2014    Cinderella (Full Length)                     Company Etudes Youth Ballet


2014    88 Keys (Video Dance)                       Florida State University


2013    Pointe Suite                                         North Gwinnett High School


2013    Requiem                                              Brenau University Department of Dance


2012    Swept in Blue                                     Gainesville Ballet Company


2011    Momentan                                           Brenau University Department of Dance


2010    La Vie en Ralf                                     Brenau University Department of Dance


Florida State University School of Dance

2016           Elegie                                                   George Balanchine, staged by Suzanne Farrell


2015           Clarion                                                  Rick McCullough

            Parabola                                               Anjali Austin

            Rooms                                                  Anna Sokolow/staged by Bhumi Patel

            Farewell to Music                                Anthony Morgan
Of Love (understudy)                          Gerri Houlihan

            SHORE                                                Emily Johnson/MANCC Residency

                   Les Liaisons Dangereuses                   Rachel Hunter/FSU School of Theater


The Gainesville Ballet Company, Georgia, Diane Callahan, Artistic Director

Principal Dancer/Guest Artist


Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker                        Diane Callahan
Snow Queen in The Nutcracker                                Diane Callahan                      
Cinderella in Cinderella                                            Susan Thomas McGraw
Alice in Alice in Wonderland                                    Kristy Nilsson
Incipio                                                                       Norbert Nirewicz
Disentangle                                                                Nikki Bybee
Sum of all parts                                                          Kerri Lambert
Harajuku Girls                                                            Jeffrey Scott Bailey
Americano                                                                  Casey Noblett
Judged by the Cover                                                   Brelin Zimmerman
Dali’s Chess                                                                Nikki Bybee, Jolie Long


Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre, Carol Radovic, Artistic Director
Principal Dancer


Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker                         Carol Radovic

Clara in The Nutcracker                                             Carol Radovic
Snow Queen in The Nutcracker                                 Carol Radovic
Spanish in The Nutcracker                                         Carol Radovic
Puck in Midsummer Nights Dream                            Carol Radovic
Bolero                                                                         Carol Radovic
Paquita                                                                        Marius Petipa
Bluebird Pas de Deux                                                 Marius Petipa
Don Quixote Grand Pas de Deux                               Marius Petipa
Hylas and the Naiads                                                  Kathy Scharp 


The Kalamazoo Ballet Company, Therese Bullard, Artistic Director



Clara in The Nutcracker                                             Therese Bullard
Columbine in The Nutcracker                                    Therese Bullard
The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland                    Therese Bullard
Corps de Ballet                                                           The Sleeping Beauty
Corps de Ballet                                                           Cinderella                  
In the Park                                                                  Therese Bullard
Cassiopiea                                                                  August Tye
Rodeo                                                                         August Tye                                                    



CORPS de Ballet International Member                                                            2015

World Dance Alliance America Member                                                           2015   

National Education Association                                                                         2013

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society Member                                              2013

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities                                    2004-2014