Professional Training Experience
School of American Ballet, Official School of New York City Ballet under the Chairmanship of George Balanchine, Scholarship Recipient, Significant study under Stanley Williams, Alexandra Danilova, Antonina Tumkovsky, and Felia Doubrovska, New York, New York.
International School of France, Cannes, France. Scholarship Student. Significant study under Rosella Hightower of Paris Opera Ballet.
American Ballet Theatre-School, Official School of the American Ballet Theatre, New York, New York. Scholarship Student. Significant Study under Leon Danielian, Yurek Lozowski, Valentina Pereyaslavec, Patricia Wilde, Michael Maule. Responsibilities included 8-hour day of technique classes, rehearsal with the company and performing with the company in selected roles.
Additional study with the Official School of the Royal Ballet in London, England, Arthur Mitchell of Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Joffrey Ballet in New York, New York.
Education and Degrees Earned
Previous Teaching Experience
2000 - Current
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. Adjunct Ballet Faculty. Responsible for developing and implementing the Ballet technique curriculum, assessing and evaluating student performance. Have served as Instructor in Ballet I, II, and III.
I have taught Master Class in Ballet for numerous dance studios in the Tulsa area as well as for the LocalMotion Foundation, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, and Tulsa Ballet.
Teach-Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance
Education-Master and Senior Teacher
Certified-Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Education-K-12 Public Schools
Continuing Education with Master Teacher: Robert Underwood, Carol Roderick and others.
Director of National Dance Institute, New York, New York—worked with Jacques D’Amboise, Retired Principal dancer, New York City Ballet.
Monte Cassino School, Tulsa, OK. Creative Movement Instructor and Resident Choreographer for all school music productions, between 6-9 large productions annually. For ages 5-14.
Tulsa World of Gymnastics, Tulsa, OK. Director of the Ballet Program. Responsible for the developing and implementing a special ballet curriculum program geared for the elite gymnastics program. Also responsible for developing curriculum and finding faculty for a full dance program 1997-1999.
Summers 1987, 1988, 1993 and 1995
Tulsa SummerArts, Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, OK. Ballet Instructor and Guest Choreographer for intensive 4-week program of study for selected middle school students showing a proficiency in dance. Responsible for developing and implementing the Ballet curriculum. Also served as Guest Lecturer in topics of Ballet History and Ballet as a Career
The Dance Conservatory, Tulsa, OK. Ballet Instructor for all levels.
Tulsa School of Dance, Tulsa, OK. Instructor in Ballet, Character Pas de Deux Partnering and Pointe for intermediate through professional level dancers.
Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, OK. Harwelden Institute Teaching Artist (Throughout the Tulsa area public and private school systems) as well as an Artist-in-the-Schools. The Harwelden Institute is a member of, and modeled after, the Lincoln Center for Aesthetic Education.
Tulsa School of Ballet, Tulsa, OK. Ballet Instructor. Responsible for teaching Ballet (all levels, Pointe, age 6 to professional level) in accordance to the Russian Technique based on the Vagonova Syllabus.
Previous Relevant Work Experience
Professional Performance Experience With:
Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Tulsa, OK
Roles: Coppelia in Coppelia, Giselle in Giselle, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake;
Featured principal in Les Sylphides, Gaite Parisienne, The Merry Widow, Idyll, Design for Strings, The Nutcracker, Pas de Quatre, Scheherazade, La Sylphides, Le Beau Danube; and many other classical and contemporary works.
Featured Soloist in Balanchine Ballets: Square Dance, Donizetti Variations and Scotch Symphony
Feature Principal in Jasinski Choreography: Convolutions, Zingara, Classical Symphony, Divertissement Classique, Rumanian Rhapsody, Four Seasons, Switched on Bach, The Four Moons (part of the Tulsa Ballet Theatre New York Tour)
As Principal with the Tulsa Ballet Theatre, I toured and performed in cities across Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Nebraska and New York, New York.
With American Ballet Theatre, New York, New York
Guest Performer for Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Selected soloist for Tulsa Civic Ballet European Tour, Principal dancer for Tulsa Opera in La Traviata, Aida and The Merry Widow.