I consider thinking, writing and presenting about dance to be vital ways to better understand its importance. In doing so, I’m particularly interested in considering the influence of jazz and American vernacular social dance ideas upon education and presentational dance. My recent activity in this area includes the publishing of a jazz dance teaching article in the Journal of Dance Education (published full text/ PDF) and presenting at conferences. For further details or to access articles and proceedings, please contact me at

Paper Presentation at the World Dance Alliance Conference (2013)


As writing has always been an important creative tool for me, I’ve also kept a journal practice since 8th grade and a personal blog since 2008 as a slightly more public place to process and ideate.