Education

2012 MA Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago

2005 BA Theatre, Loyola University Chicago


Grants/Awards

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 (AIE) Artists Roster

 

Residencies

2016  Aktuelle Architektur Der Kultur, Blana, Spain (provided 50% funding)

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                                                               

2014  LinkUP Residency in collaboration with Lead Artist Lara Oppenheimer, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

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

2013  Weave Residency - An Arts Platform :: Brussels, BE

Installations and Events

2015-13  At The Table: A Series of Participatory Dinners (Curator), Links Hall 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, Chicago, IL

2013  Food and the Soul: Adam's Story (Event Host), 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

2003  Bye Bye Birdie (Dance Captain), Sandstone Summer Theatre, Amherst OH


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 Conf. and 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

2003  The Museum (Ensemble) Ohio Educational Theatre Association, Cincinnati, OH

2003  Cinderella The Ballet (Maid/Dance Corps) Ohio Dance Theatre, Cleveland, OH


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:

Movement Workshops with Ayako Kato and KJ Homes, Chicago Moving Company, Chicago, IL

Thai Bodywork, Yoga and Massage, 220 hr Practitioner Training, Evanston Thai Bodywork, 2014

Somatic Practices- Improvisational Research with KJ Holmes, Chicago Moving Company, January 2014

Moon Fool (UK based), ACT Physical Theatre Training, Chicago, IL, Spring 2014

Modern Dance with Nana Shineflug and Chicago Moving Company, January 2012-Present

Contact Improvisation: with Columbia College Chicago, Weave Residency, Links Hall Jams, 2011-2013

Gurdjieff Dance & Meditation Training with James Tomarelli and Chicago Moving Company, Fall 2012

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Training, Ginger Nepomuceno & Rumble Arts, Spring 2012 

Puppetry and Playback Theatre, Liz Muckley and Chicago Creative Arts Therapy Network, 2009-2011

Viewpoints Training, Oberlin College Workshops, 2000-2002 and 2006

Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance, Ohio Dance Theatre and Joel Hall Dance (1998-2007)