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  • Director of Recruitment, School Of Dance
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Dance
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advisor, School Of Dance

Current Courses

Spring 2023

  • BALLE 225-001
    Men's Class I
  • BALLE 2225-001
    Traditional Male Tech I
    Location: MCD 20 (MCD 20)
  • BALLE 2290-002
    Technique I
    Location: FAW RM TBA (FAW RM TBA)
  • BALLE 3225-001
    Tradition Male Tech II
    Location: MCD 20 (MCD 20)
  • BALLE 3290-002
    Technique II
    Location: FAW RM TBA (FAW RM TBA)
  • BALLE 3900-001
    Special Topics
  • BALLE 4290-002
    Technique III
    Location: FAW RM TBA (FAW RM TBA)
  • BALLE 4525-001
    Trad Male Tech III
    Location: MCD 20 (MCD 20)
  • BALLE 4590-002
    Technique IV
    Location: FAW RM TBA (FAW RM TBA)

Fall 2022

Professional Organizations

  • Puerto Rico Classical Dance Competition. 09/01/2022 - present. Position : Artistic Advisor.
  • Corps de Ballet International. 02/13/2019 - present. Position : Member.
  • National Dance Educators Organization . 09/01/2012 - present. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy


I believe that the broader purpose of education is to expand a student’s thinking and concepts and to create relationalities and cognitions about their world. When I begin teaching ballet students, I believe that each student should have the very best of what I am capable of giving. Every student should be given the opportunity to access the same information.

My primary goal for my students is to create learners that develop a self-motivated curiosity and love of their art. If I am able to successfully convey my lessons, the best outcomes would be that the students discover a passion for the dance, be it as a performer, teacher, or scholar. Once this is established, I aim to help each student more fully realize their own potential within dance, no matter the technical level.

It is my belief that one of the most effective methods for teaching is creating an atmosphere of trust within the studio and classroom that encourages questioning and movement exploration. The studio is a laboratory and a place of learning where methodologies are constantly being evaluated and updated.

As a teacher, I find, there will always be a few students that excel beyond our expectations, but to be able to reach students that either struggle or are trying to find their way, is equally gratifying.

Teaching Projects

  • I was invitred to teach masterclasses and repertoire at Escuela Nacional de Danza, Santo Domingo, DR for the 15-19 year-old, advanced classes in the elite, national training ballet program. Project Lead: Marinella Sallent, Director of Escuela Nacional de Danza. Collaborators: Stephanie Bauger, Faculty. Dean's Travel Grant 05/24/2022 - 01/31/2023. Total Budget: $2,200.00.
  • Point Park University Dance Dept. Invited to teach Master Class. Project Lead: Garfield Lemonius, Chair of the Dance Dept. 04/20/2022 - 04/22/2022.
  • The Ballet Alliance MasterClass. Project Lead: Debra Pearce Rogo. 04/04/2022 - 04/06/2022.
  • South Carolina Govenor's School, invited to teach master classes during the Grand Jete festival on campus. Project Lead: Josee Garant. School of Dance 03/04/2022 - 03/06/2022.
  • Master Classes conducted during the Puerto Rico Classical Ballet Competition. Project Lead: Blanca Huertas Agnew. 02/24/2022 - 02/27/2022.
  • Staging and Coaching University of Utah, Ballet Program students for International Ballet Competitions; Youth America Grand Prix and Puerto Rico Classical Ballet Compeition. Project Lead: Assistant Professor Christopher Alloways-Ramsey. 01/01/2021 - 02/28/2021.
  • Teaching and Coaching, International Competitions. Project Lead: Christopher Alloways-Ramsey. 11/06/2020 - 02/27/2021.

Student Projects

  • Faculty Advisor, Dance Exposure Club. Students traveled to Puerto Rico to compete in an international ballet competition. Adelaide Pitcock, Megan Lynch, Manami Kawai, Evan Latta. 07/01/2022 - present