EDUCATION
2004 University of Michigan, Bachelor of Dance Arts

SELECTED CHOREOGRAPHY AND COMMISSIONS

2013 "Fight Song" 12 min, Performed at Virgil Carr Center, N'Namdi Gallery, Artlab J, Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, Detroit Dance Festival, Potluck and Punch

2013 "Flo Me La", 7 min  Commissioned by Heritage Works, performed at African World Festival, Campus Martius Park, Paradise Valley Dance Festival, Detroit Dance Festival, New Center Park

2011-2013 "Jo! Africa to America: A Dance Odyssey", 45 min  commissioned by Arts League of Michigan and Cranbrook Institute, performed at Concert of Colors, Charles H. Wright Museum, Cranbrook Institute, Virgil Carr Center

2012 "Jungle Statement" 7 min, Network of Ensemble Theaters Detroit Microfest

2012"Heat-Three" Commission for Violinist Kyle H. Dickson and the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center


DANCER

2013 "Sunlight Through Bullet Holes" and "Poem Before the End of the World" Collaboration with Poet Jessica Care More, Noel Night, Charles Wright Museum

2013 "Environmental Investigation", The Shua Group, Site specific at Detroit Fash Fest

2012 "Lodi the Body" Collaboration with Musician Marcus Belgrave, Max Fisher Theater

2012 "Moving Sculptures" - LaMarre and Dancers, Detroit Institute of Arts

2012"Kinesthetic Display of Tonal Dissonance #1" - Perspectives on Pain Exhibit, University of Michigan

2012 "Water Dances" LaMarre and Dancers, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI

2011 "Jo! Africa to America a Dance Odyssey" Carr Center Dance Company, Detroit, MI

2009 "We Were Firebirds" Jen Kosky and Dancers, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Gershwin Hotel, New York NY

2008 "Any Closer" Dances by Abigail Levine, Dixon Place, Brooklyn Museum,

2006 "If You See Something" Dances by Abigail Levine, Union Square New York Site Specific

RESIDENCIES
2013 Heritage Works, Ponyride, Detroit MI - Visiting Choreographer and Guest Teacher

2011-2012 Arts League of Michigan, Virgil Carr Center, Detroit MI, Visiting Choreographer, Guest Artist and Dancer

PRINT MEDIA

Hammerstein, B.J "Taking it to the Streets", Detroit Free Press 1 August, 2013 Print and Web

Mrozowski, Jennifer "Grad Returns to Capture School's 'Creative Energy'" Detroit News, 15 April, 2009 Print and Web

TEACHING

2011 - Current: Cranbrook Institute - Guest Teacher, Ritual Movement, West African Dance

2013 - Current: Heritage Works - Modern, West African Dance, Ballet

2011 - Current: Dance City Birmingham - Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Choreography

2010 - 2012 Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center - Dance Camp Program Director, Choreography, Modern Dance

2010 - 2012 Cody High School - Contemporary/Modern, Choreography

2011-2012 Sunset Theatre Company - Musical Theat


CHOREOGRAPHER FOR DANCE ON FILM

"Studies in Julie" Experimental Short, Screenings: University of California Irvine 2006 Dance Film Festival, The Media Union, Ann Arbor, MI 2004

"Born" Experimental Short, Screenings: Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival, African-American Women in Cinema New York, New York Act Now, Imagine Asian Theatre 2008

"Chase+Mello" Narrative Short, Screenings: Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit International Film Festival, Trinity Film Coalition Festival, Boll Family YMCA Screening, Detroit TV20, Featured story in Detroit News 2, 2010


GRANTS/AWARDS
2013 Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
2013 Kresge Foundation
2013 PNC Community Fund