A R E A S  OF  I N T E R E S T

ballet pedagogy + anatomy + cinema and popular culture +

creative practice + dance history + gender and power

Research and Presentations


2018                          “Wonderwomen: Embodied Confidence in Popular Media”

Invited: The Arts in Society, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

The role of physicality and mirror neurons in affecting confidence in women in personal practice and as observed in cinema

2017                          “Embodied Learning and Active Inclusivity”

Invited: Our Work Now: The Critical Role of Graduate and Professional Students in Post-Election America,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Using Dewey and D’Houbler’s theories to see and engage diverse students


2016, 17                    “Bellingham Repertory Dance: Educational Matinee”

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Lecturer and performer


2010                          “Student/Faculty Panel in the Arts”

University of Washington, Seattle WA

Arts in the academic and research environment of a RI institution


2010                          “Reliving Modern Dance in the Seattle and Global Communities”

Mary Gates Research Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Lecture/demonstration on the reconstruction of historical dance works


2010                          “Body, Effort, Space: A Discussion of Melanie Bales’ Research”

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Lecture/demonstration on Laban/Bartenieff in the classroom

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