An active educator with a wide array of experience, I focus on connecting students to history, themselves and one another through experiencing dance studies and embodying music with a focus in jazz and the American vernacular. I have worked in settings as varied as private studios, public education programs and colleges. I am currently on faculty at Winona State University and serve as a Teaching Artist for the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. I am available for hire for youth, older adult and academic workshops and residencies. For class descriptions, sample syllabi or to schedule a master class or residency, connect with me!

This montage of teaching video features excerpts of higher education jazz, tap, modern and Dance and Popular Culture classes. Videos of full classes available upon request.

Teaching Philosophy and Interests

Class and Lecture Specialities:

Jazz Technique | Jazz Dance History | Jazz Dance Improvisation | Dance Improvisation | Dance in Popular Culture | Modern Technique |  Dance Appreciation | Dance History | Musical Resources for Dance | Tap Technique | Appalachian Clogging Technique | House Dance Technique | American Vernacular Dance Sampler | Dance Composition