Research Keywords

  • ballet methodology
  • Exercise Training for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Orthopedic Injury

Creative Research

  • I Assisted with the staging and was rehearsal director for Susan Jaffe's Carmina Terre Performance, completed 09/2019.
  • I assisted with the staging and coaching of all the Principal roles in the School of Dance BAllet Program's La Fille Mal Gardée. Performance, in progress 11/2018.
  • I staged Val Caniparoli's Book of Alleged Dances Duet...She's So Fine. Choreography, completed 02/2018.
  • I sought and received permission from the Michel Fokine Trust to research, coach and stage Les Syphides on the dancers in the University of Utah Ballet Program. The students performed the fully produced piece in the Utah Ballet in October of 2016. Performance, completed 10/22/2016.
  • Assisted choreographer René Daveluy with choreographing, adapting and staging of his Coppélia for the dancers in our department. Choreography, completed 01/2014.
  • I was invited to create a short new work at the BYU Advanced Summer Intensive. I choreographed on 20+ dancers a three minute work to a Bach Cello Concerto. Choreography, completed 08/2013.
  • I sought and received permission from the Michel Fokine Trust to research, coach and stage Les Syphides on the dancers in the University of Utah Department of Ballet. I designed the 4420 Repertory class around having the students research the history, write a paper and learn the corps de ballet roles from this masterwork. The students performed the fully produced piece in the December Ballet Ensemble performances. Other, completed 08/2012.
  • I am restaging two sections of the ballet Lamberena on the dancers in the Ensemble performance at the University of Utah. This required auditioning, casting and coaching the dancers. I also had to arrange the choreographer's fees and costume fees. I arranged to have the choreographer work with the dancers hands on for 2 hours. Performance, completed 02/2011.
  • I restaged sections of the ballet Lamberena, choreographed by Val Caniporoli during the summer semester intensive 2010 Other, completed 07/30/2010.
  • I staged, rehearsed and coached the dancers from the University of Utah's ballet company, Utah Ballet, in the Pas de deux and Pas de Trois from third The Sleeping Beauty. Performance, completed 04/2010.
  • I coached two University of Utah ballet majors for the Youth American Grand Prix. They competed in Los Angeles in February 2010. Competition, completed 02/2010.

Presentations

  • I was invited to speak at the Boston Ballet School's Newton Campus in the summer of 2018 and 2019 while on faculty there. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2019.
  • Presented a seminar on the current trend of and the advantages of ballet students choosing to attend college. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2013.
  • Presented a Seminar on the advantages and current trend of attending a University Ballet program. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2012.
  • I researched, coached and presented 2 dancers from Ballet West at the Beijing International Ballet Invitational for Dance Schools. One dancer won 3rd prize in her age group and the other made the top 12. Other, Presented, 06/2012.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • China
    Having recently traveled to Beijing for the International Ballet Invitational, I would be interested in an exchange with a school over there. Having danced there on 2 separate occasions myself, I know they have great teachers who would benefit our students as I would benefit from theirs.
  • Costa Rica
  • Ghana
    Raising awareness about the child labor violations and sex-trafficking and putting on a benefit performance in June 2015 with Fahodie for Friends as well as the Arts Outreach Club and local dance companies.
  • Italy
  • Puerto Rico