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Werk.

A Collection of Receipts

Education

Year 2 Candidate

International Dunham Technique Certification

Expected Graduation, May 2025

Wayne State University - Detroit, MI 

Master of Arts

Theatre and Dance - Teaching Artistry

August 2005 - June 2011

Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI 

Bachelor of Arts

Dance Performance

Professional Development

July 2023

International Dunham Technique Conference - Ohio State University

July 2022

International Dunham Technique Intensive - Southern Indiana University

  • Educator Track

July 2022

American Dance Festival - Duke University

  • Educator Workshop w/ Gerri Houlihan

May 2022

2022 Generative Dancer Workshop: The Radical Act of Being - Urban Bush Women (Virtual)

July 2021

Jazz Power Institute Conference - Lehman College (Virtual)

  • Sourcing Jazz for Cultural Relevance, Social Emotional Learning, and Creative Tools

  • Reconnecting Music and Dance - A More Holistic Jazz Pedagogy

July 2020

Horton Pedagogy Workshop -  Ailey Extension (Virtual)

  • Session 1 and Session 2 

July 2014

The PULSE Teacher Workshop - New York, NY

January 2011

International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance - Los Angeles, CA

Company Work

2023

Urban Bush WomenCommunity Care Chorus - Co-Directors: Chanon Judson & Mame Diarra Speis; Site Responsive Storytelling

2019 - Present

Intertwine Movement Collective - Company Member - Director: Zandria Lucas; Contemporary Modern

2017 - 2019

Ballet Edge Detroit - Company Member - Director: Angel Lavery; Classical and Contemporary Ballet

2016 - 2018

White Werx - Artist - Choreographer: Marcus White; Contemporary Modern, Vogue, House

2016 - 2018

A Company of Dancers - Dancer - Choreographer: Paulette Brockington; Jazz, Contemporary Modern

2010 - 2011

Wellspring Cori Terry and Dancers - Guest Artist - Choreographer: Cori Terry; Modern: Hawkins Technique

1996 - 1997

Oyu Oro (Fiesta en el Batey) - Guest Artist - Choreographer: Danys La Mora Perez; Afro-Cuban Folklore

Arts Education Work

2021 - present

Northfield Mount Hermon School -Teaching Artist

Guide students in their exploration of social responsibility, artistic expression, and self-actualization through the study of advanced and intermediate Honors Ballet Technique and Theory as well as beginning Jazz. Train, direct and compose work for the Junior Dance Company. Partner with other teaching artists to produce three dance concerts per year. "Engage [students'] intellect, compassion, and talents, empowering them to act with humanity and purpose."

2011 - 2021

Motor City Dance Factory - Instructor/Company Director

Teach ballet and jazz to beginning to advanced level dancers. Choreograph dances for competitions and showcases throughout season. Coordinate performances and competitions for company members. Recital planning, production, and execution. Evaluate progress of students to determine proper placement for upcoming season.


2017

White Werx Residency: University of North Carolina - Charlotte  - White Werx Director’s Assistant

Assist Company Director in developing, teaching, and rehearsing choreography and teach master class to dance department students.

2017

White Werx Residency: Eastern Michigan University - White Werx Rehearsal Director

Assist Company Director in teaching original choreography. Rehearse original work for upcoming performances on behalf of White Werx. Oversee student work and report progress to university faculty

2016

University Prep - After School Dance Instructor

Introduce students (grades 9 - 12) to movement fundamentals of ballet and lyrical. Choreograph and rehearse dances for school performances.

2016

White Werx Residency: Oakland University -  Rehearsal Director

Audition dancers and cast piece on behalf of White Werx. Teach and rehearse piece for upcoming performances on behalf of White Werx. Oversee student work and report progress to university faculty

2015

PACE Academy - After School Dance Instructor

Introduce students (grades 1 - 5) to different movement styles. Choreograph dance for final performance. 

2015

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit First Stage  Summer Camp - Director of Dance

Introduce campers (ages 5-12) to different movement styles. Choreograph dances for final performance. Direct rehearsals for culminating  musical performance.

Commissioned Works

2019

The Legacy Gala Sponsored by Fiat Chrysler African American Network - Movement Coordinator/Choreographer

2018

Rosedale Park Players: Shrek the Musical -  Choreographer

2018

The Legacy Gala Sponsored by Fiat Chrysler African American Network - Freelance Dancer/Choreographer

2017

Rosedale Park Players: Sister Act -  Choreographer

Performance/Professional Experience

2020 - Black Joy & Healing Through Art (BLM Detroit Chapter) - Freelance Dancer

2019 - Governor's Service Awards - Freelance Dancer

2019 - ConteXture: Communitas - Guest Performer

2019 - Detroit dance Exchange - Freelance Dancer

2018 - RISE: University of Michigan, Flint - Freelance Dancer

2016 - Black Bottom Paradise (Musical)  - Freelance Dancer

2016 - Tidal Wave (White Werx Carr Center Residency) - Dancer: White Werx

2016 - Regeneration - Dancer: A Company of Dancers

2016 - Dance! At the DIA - Freelance Dancer

2014 - Broken Mirrors: Bullies and Bystanders - Freelance Dancer

2007 - ScreamFest 07’ Tour - Freelance Dancer

2006 - 2008 - Greektown Casino Presents: Velocity - Freelance Dancer/Vocalist 

2006 - 2007 - Western Dance Project (WMU Department of Dance) - Student Dancer

2006 - Scream V Tour -  Freelance Dancer

Additional Skills

Acting, Singing, Teaching, Choreographing, Backstage and Crew Work,  Computer Skills, Administrative Skills, Instrumental Music Background

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