Education

2012 MA Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago

2005 BA Theatre, Loyola University Chicago


Grants/Awards

2016  Funding from Aktuelle Architektur Der Kultur, Blanca, Spain

2014  DCASE Individual Artist Grant, in Collaboration with Artist Karen Yates, Chicago, IL

2013  Propeller Grant in Collaboration with Artist Karen Yates, Chicago, IL                            

2013  DCASE Individual Artist Grant, Chicago, IL

2012  Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant, Chicago, IL

2008-2009 Member of the Illinois Arts-in-Education Artists Roster

 

Residencies

2016  Aktuelle Architektur Der Kultur, Blanca, Spain

2015  Guest Artist and Workshop Facilitator at North Park University, Chicago, IL   

2015  Performance and Research Lab Co-Facilitator at Le Plongeoir, Lyon, France

2014  Artist-in-Residence at Casa de Paz, Oakland, CA                                                               

2013  Artist in Residence at the Howard Area Community Center, Chicago, IL                            

2013  Weave Residency - An Arts Platform, Brussels, BE

Installations and Events

2016-13  At The Table: A Series of Participatory Dinners (Curator), Links Hall, Roman Susan Gallery, and home spaces, Chicago, IL

2014  Chicago Dream House Project (Community Programmer/Social Practice Artist), Chicago, IL

2013  Character Flaws: Female Solo Performance Art Festival (Curator), Chicago, IL

2013  Food and the Soul (Artistic Developer), Dramatis Personae and Chicago Home Theatre Festival, Chicago, IL


Directing/Choreography Experience

2015   Exodus 2019 (Director), Solo piece by Davina' Stewart for Rhino Fest, Chicago, IL

2013   American Bacchae (Choreographer), under director Karen Yates, RhinoFest, Chicago, IL

2012   Power Dynamics: A collection of stories (Director), Dramatis Personae, Chicago, IL

2011   24-hour play festival (Director/Curator), Dramatis Persone/Strawdog Theatre, Chicago, IL

2011   The Suitcase Opera, premiere (Asst. Director) under Karen Yates, Chicago Opera Vanguard

2010   Stories of Our Youth (Director and Ensemble), Dramatis Personae*, Chicago, IL

2009   An Evening of Neil Labute- One Acts (Director), Theatre for Humanity, Chicago IL

2008   The Diviners (Acting Coach), Amherst Theatre Company, Amherst OH

2008   Gretel (Director), Theatre for Women lll 24hr Festival, Dream Theatre Company, Chicago IL

2008   Women of Manhattan (Director), Theatre for Humanity, Chicago IL

2007   The Shape of Things (Director), The Rogers Park Theatre Ensemble, Chicago IL

2006   The Story of Susanna (Director), The Rogers Park Theatre Ensemble, Chicago, IL

2006   Loving, Repeating premiere (Asst. Choreographer), About Face Theatre, Chicago IL


Performance Experience

2016   Lessons in Human Development as Captured by Whales and Horses (Ensemeble), Precious Jenning's Residency, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

2015   Body Interventions (solo piece), O+ Festival Pilsen, Chicago, IL

2014   The Space Between Us (Ensemble), Lara Oppenheimer’s Residency, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

2013   Site-Specific Research Presentation (Collaboration), Weave Residency, Brussels, BE

2013   How to Make a Friend in 10 min or Less (Developer) Solo Performance Art Festival Chicago, IL

2013   Inspired by Oya (Ensemble), Kate Quinby's Album Release at Subterranean, Chicago, IL

2012   Share Your Shoes (Solo Performance), Columbia College Chicago at Prop Theatre

2011   Once. Upon. The End. (Solo Performance), Columbia College Chicago at Chicago Moving Company

2011- February 2012   Vocals with Singer-songwriter Katie Quinby, Folk Artist, Chicago, IL

2011   Vocals with The Damn Choir, Indie Band, Chicago, IL

2011   Playback Theatre Ensemble, Red Tent Retreat, Yellow Springs, OH

2010   Stories of Our Youth (Ensemble/Developer), Dramatis Personae/Oracle Theatre, Chicago, IL

2010   Playback Theatre Ensemble, National Association of Drama Therapy & The Vet Arts Project, Chicago, IL

2006   The Next Block Over (Ensemble), Next Theatre, directed by Julie Ganey, Evanston IL

2005   Sweeney Todd (Chorus/Dancer), Loyola University, Chicago IL

2004   A Crescent City Comedy of Errors (Casino Bill/Dancer), Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Curator of At The Table (December 2013- November 2015), A series of events focused on food, performance and participation

Artistic Director of Dramatis Personae, Chicago, IL (August 2011-October 2014)

Additional Training in:
2011- Current   Improvisational Movement and Dance with artists: Ayako Kato (Chicago), Nana Shineflug (Chicago), KJ Homes (NYC), Keith Hennessey (San Francisco), Abby Crain (San Francisco) 
2015-2016    Reiki Training, Master and Teacher level certification, Chicago, IL
2014    Thai Bodywork, Yoga and Massage, 220 hr Practitioner Training, Evanston, IL
2014    Moon Fool (UK based), ACT Physical Theatre Training, Chicago, IL
2011-2013   Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Training, Ginger Nepomuceno & Rumble Arts
2012    Gurdjieff Dance & Meditation Training with James Tomarelli and Chicago Moving Company
2009-2011   Puppetry and Playback Theatre, Liz Muckley and Chicago Creative Arts Therapy Network
1998-2007   Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance, Viewpoints training at: Ohio Dance Theatre, Loyola University, and Joel Hall Dance (Chicago)