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OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position allowing me to utilize my education and professional experience in artistic work, teaching, performing and movement arts.



EDUCATION

M.F.A. Choreography, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign 2009

B.F.A. Modern Dance, The Ohio State University 1998

AmSAT Certified Alexander Teacher



EMPLOYMENT

Present-2017    Media Coordinator, Dance Archivist and Instructor Department of Dance University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Present-2017    Dance Faculty Millikin University, Decatur IL

  • I Teach Ballet Modern and Jazz Technique and The Alexander Technique

Present-2014   Dance Instructor, Dance for PD, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL

  • Offering dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Present-2013   AmSAT Certified Alexander Teacher

  • Teaching private Alexander lessons in Chicago and Champaign Mettler Center and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Dance Department.

2018-2013    Artistic Director, Founding Member, Director: Champaign Art Salon: Champaign, IL

  • Responsible for all administrative and promotional work.Champaign Art Salon is a collaborative event where artists and performers transform raw spaces into artistic expressions.

2018-1999   Dance Artists/Teacher/Choreographer

  • Producing dance work and teaching professionally in the USA and abroad.

2017-2011   Dance Instructor, Contemporary Movement, Master Dance Studio, Palatine, IL

  • This class uses a combination of experiential investigations, Body-Mind connections, engaging in a holistic context, with the support of the Bartenieff and Laban Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, Improvisation and Body-Mind Centering.

2016    Videographer, and Editor: RiverRun, Big Tent, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

  • A film installation using footage from the original performance in September 2015 and formatted for viewing in Big Tent, a 360-degree, immersive and mobile performance venue.

2015    Videographer: RiverRun Streamline, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

  • StreamLines is an interactive, place-based project that merges the sciences and the arts to advance the community’s understanding and appreciation of Indianapolis’ waterways.

2015   Adjudicator: Flatlands Dance Film Festival Competition, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign Department of Dance.

www.dance.uiuc.edu/engagement/dance-film-festival

2015-2011   Instructor, Contemporary Movement, Urban Lotus Studio, Chicago, IL

  • This class uses a combination of experiential investigations, body mind connections, engaging in a holistic context, with the support of the Bartenieff and Laban Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, Improvisation and Body Mind Centering.

2014-2010   Instructor, Moving Into Wholeness, Urban Lotus Studio, Chicago, IL

  • A workshop that explore the practice of Yoga, Authentic Movement Improvisation and Body Work used for creative exploration in the contexts of dance movement therapy,  meditation, contemporary

2013   Artistic Director, CORPOREAL, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL

  • Evening length performance in collaboration with printmaker artist Janet Chiaramonte.

2013   Dancer, Timings: John Toenjes,  Krannert for the Performing Arts Center, Champaign, IL

  • An Internet Dance with dancer in Japan and NIU.

2013   Dancer, WOLF, On the Edge of Your Seat with Holly Hughes & Deke WeaverChicago, IL

  • The Chicago Humanities Festival, Looking Glass Theater,

2013   Dancer,  WOLF: the third chapter in, The Unreliable Bestiary, Deke Weaver, Champaign, IL

2013-2010   Visiting Lecture,  Modern , Jazz II, Ballet I and III, University Of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, IL

  • Intermediate/Advanced dance technique for majors and non-majors.

2012   Dancer, The Dance Team Dance Company, Chicago, IL

2012   Videographer, Harvest Contemporary Chicago Dance Festival, Ruth Page Performing Art, Chicago, IL

2012-2009   Video Documentation and Editing, Chicago, IL

  • Shooting and Editing Video for Promotional DVD’s and Videos Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and IMovie

2010   Dancer, Thread Meddle Outfit Dance Company, Chicago, IL

2010   Choreographer, Warner Brothers, Music Video, Chicago, IL

  • Head Choreographer and movement coach for Unstoppable, Foxy Shazam music video.

2009   Dance and Vocal Recital: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

  • Collaboration with celebrated baritone Nathan Gunn and his wife, Julie original dance, video installation and music recital.

2009-2008   Teaching Assistant, Art and Design Department, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign

  • Teaching Assistant for Writing With Video, an advanced composition course for undergraduates designed to engage in a comprehensive production. Directed writings in concert with video production projects allow students to experience an integrated process of thinking, creating and problem solving.

2009-2006   Graduate Video Media Coordinator, (GV/MC) University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, IL

  • Encompasses a wide range of responsibilities; all related to the video and media facilities  at UIUC. As the GV/MC I was responsible for all video documentation within the UIUC dance department, training undergraduate students in camera basics, documentation techniques, as well as editing skills, and was the liaison between the department of dance and the Media Lab.

2008   Video Installation, Dance and Vocal Recital: Carnegie Hall NY, NY

  • Collaboration with celebrated baritone Nathan Gunn and his wife, Julie Gunn, on an original dance, video installation and music recital.

2006-2002   Artistic Director and Founding Member, CAMP; Creative Arts Melting Pot, Chicago, IL

  • Choreographer, Founding Member, Artistic Director, Performer, and Videographer of CAMP, a not-for-profit multi media performance group based in Chicago; I was also responsible for all the administrative and promotional work for the company.

2005-2004   Dancer, Mad Shak Dance Company, Chicago, IL

2005-2004   Instructor, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL

  • Movement Studies; an introduction to movement of the body as art, exposed students to movement improvisation, contact improvisation, and composition, with an emphasis towards connections with other artistic media such as drawing, writing, music, and video. The class offers “non-dancers” an introduction to movement, awareness of your body and your body in space through expression.

2005-2004   Creative Movement: Instructor, Chicago Danztheater Ensemble and Kids Project, St. Peter’s School, Chicago, IL

2005   Movement Studies: Visiting Instructor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

  • An introduction to movement of the body as art, exposed students to movement improvisation, contact improvisation, and composition, with an emphasis towards connections with other artistic media such as drawing, writing, music, and video.

2004   Dancer, DanceLoop Chicago Dance Company, Chicago,  IL

2004   Creative Movement: Instructor Chicago Park Districts, Chicago, IL

  • Creative movement for kids ages 6-12.

2003   Building Colorful Futures: Dance Workshop, Chicago IL

  • A Festival Supporting children and the arts.

2002   Modern Dance Technique: Instructor, Zephyr Dance Company Class, Chicago, IL

2002-2000   LEAP Program: Instructor Zephyr Dance, Chicago, IL

  • Creative movement for girls in the Chicago inner city high schools.

2002-1999   Dancer, Zephyr Dance Ensamble, Chicago, IL

2000   Concepts in Modern Dance: Dance Instructor, IL

  • Artist in Residence, Illinois Wesleyan University

2000-1999   Urban Gateways: Instructor, Chicago, IL

  • Creative movement fir kids ages 5-12 in the Chicago public schools.

1998   Dancer, Total Theater, Columbus, OH



CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTING, PRODUCING

2015-2013

Champaign Art Salon, Artistic Director and Founding Member, Champaign, IL

  • Champaign Art Salon is a collaborative event where artists and performers transform raw and non-traditional spaces into artistic experiences.

2014  

The Shadows of People Pass,  Choreographer, Champaign Art Salon, IL 

In Passing: Choreographer, Asheville Fringe Festival, NC

2013  

CORPOREAL, Producer, Choreographer, Chicago Art Department,Chicago, IL

2012  

In Passing: Choreographer, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

2011  

STAIRWELL: Choreographer, Chicago, IL

  • Selected to show my work for the closing reception of Digital Kmactus.

2011  

In Passing: Choreographer, Praxis Place, Chicago, IL

  • Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The Gender and Women’s Studies Program at UIC.

SHIFT: Choreographer, Core Project Chicago Presents Going Dutch, Chicago, IL

  • Work was selected for Going Dutch at the Ruth Page Center of Performing Arts.

SHIFT: Choreographer, The Open Space Project Presents DIVE, Chicago, IL

  • Work was selected to be presented at TOSP at The Den, Chicago, IL.

2010         

Unstoppable, Choreographer, Warner Brothers, Music Video, Chicago,IL

  • Head Choreographer and movement coach for Unstoppable, Foxy Shazam music video.

2009

shadows pass: Choreographer, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Champaign, IL

SHIFT: Choreographer, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Champaign, IL

2008-2010

MIF, Moving Image Festival: Producer, Artistic Director Chicago, Urbana, IL

  • The Moving Images Festival is a cross genre, film festival of Video/ Screendance/Animation, selected from submission from professional Chicago artists, the undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign.

2008

Dance and Vocal Recital: Carnegie Hall NY, NY

  • Collaboration with celebrated baritone Nathan Gunn and his wife, Julie Gunn, on an original dance, video installation and music recital.

Metamorphosis: Choreographer, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Champaign, IL

White Snow: Choreographer, Indonesia Arts Festival Denpasar, Bali

2007

Understanding Dimensions: Choreographer, Site-Specific Temple Buell Hall Champaign, IL

I Gave Up Words: Choreographer and Videographer, StudioDanceII Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

2006

Inheritance: CAMP; Producer, Artistic Director and Videographer, Chopin Theater, Chicago, IL

  • CAMP: Creative Arts Melting Pot production: Inheritance, an evening length performance in collaboration with dancers, musicians, actors, writers and video artists.

Full Circle Festival Iris: CAMP: Choreographer, Chicago, IL

2005

WEAVE: CAMP: Producer, Artistic Director and Videographer, Theater Building Chicago, IL

  • CAMP: Creative Arts Melting Pot production: WEAVE, an evening length performance in collaboration with dancers, musicians, actors, writers and video artists.

Alone: CAMP: Dance Chicago Festival, Choreographer, Chicago, IL

2004

REVEAL: CAMP: Producer, Artistic Director and Videographer, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

  • CAMP: Creative Arts Melting Pot production: REVEAL, an evening length performance in collaboration with dancers, musicians, actors, writers and vid

Fingerprints: CAMP: Choreographer, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

 Fear: CAMP: Producer, Artistic Director and Videographer, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

  • CAMP: Creative Arts Melting Pot production: Fear, an evening length performance in collaboration with dancers, musicians, actors, writers and video artists.

Alone: CAMP: Choreographer and Videographer, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

2003

Apocalyptic Butterfly: CAMP: Choreographer, Site Specific Collaboraction Event, Chicago, IL

Sugar in the Raw:  Producer and Artistic Director, Links Hall, Chicago

  • Sugar in the Raw, an evening length performance in collaboration with dancers, musicians, actors, writers, and video artists.

Avenues Of Conversation: Choreographer, Links Hall, Chicago,IL

Solution For Wine And Oil: Choreographer, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Through Oiled Paper: CAMP Choreographer, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

SHAME: Choreographer, Collaboration with filmmaker Tracy Taylor, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Vanity and Flattery: Choreographer, Collaboration with filmmaker Xenia Mirae Shin, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Cirque Du Soleil Cast Party: CAMP, Producer, Artistic Director and Choreographer, Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago, IL

2002

Beggars Banquet: CAMP, Choreographer, Site Specific Collaboraction Event, Chicago, IL

2000

Stage of Abrupt Being:  Producer and Artistic Director, Intuit Gallery, Chicago, IL

Radio Active Dust: Choreographer, Intuit Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999

Lavish: Choreographer, Columbus, OH



TEACHING

2015   Instructor, Alexander Technique, Dance Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2015-2014   Instructor, Alexander Technique, Dance Center, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2015-2014   Instructor, Alexander Technique, Mettler Center, Champaign,  IL

2015-2013   Instructor, Alexander Technique, Master Dance Studio, Palatine, IL

2015-2011   Dance Instructor, Contemporary Movement, Master Dance Studio, Palatine, IL

  • This class uses a combination of experiential investigations, body mind connections, engaging in a holistic context, with the support of the Bartenieff and Laban Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, Improvisation and Body Mind Centering and Yoga.

2014   Alexander Technique, Department of Dance, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, IL

  • Teaching the Alexander Technique to undergraduate and graduate dance majors.

2013-2012   Jazz II, University Of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, IL

  • Intermediate/Advanced Jazz technique for majors and non-majors.

2013-2010   Alexander Technique, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, IL

  • Teaching Assistant for Alexander Technique to undergraduate and graduate dance and theater majors.

2011-2010   Ballet I and III, University Of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, IL

  • Introduction to Ballet for non-dance majors and Intermediate/ Advance for majors and non-majors.

2011-2010   Therapeutic Movement, Grace House, Chicago, IL

  • A movement workshop dedicated to women exiting the state prison.

2011-2010   Moving Into Wholeness, Urban Lotus Studio, Chicago, IL

  • A workshop that explore the practice of Authentic Movement, Improvisation and Body Work used for creative exploration in the contexts of dance movement therapy, meditation, contemporary

2011-2010   Contemporary Movement, Urban Lotus Studio, Chicago, IL

  • This class uses a combination of experiential investigations, body mind connections, engaging in a holistic context, with the support of the Bartenieff and Laban Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, Improvisation and Body Mind Centering.

2010   Modern Dance Technique II and III, University of Illinois Urbana/

  • Champaign Intermediate and Advance Modern technique for undergraduate and graduate dance majors.

2009   Contact Improvisation, Taiwan and Cambodia

2009-2006   Graduate Video Media Coordinator, (GV/MC) University of Illinois, Urbana /Champaign

  • Teaching undergraduate students in camera basics, documentation techniques, as well as editing skills, Final Cut Pro and DVD studio Pro.

2009-2008   Writing With Video, Art and Design Department, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign

  • Teaching Assistant for Writing With Video, an advanced composition course for undergraduates. Directed writings in concert with video production projects. Class website: http:// www.writingwithvideo.net.

2009- 2006   Modern Technique, Teaching Assistant Department of Dance University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign

  • Intermediate and advanced modern technique for undergraduate and graduate students.

2008   Contemporary Dance Technique, Visiting Artist Quito, Ecuador

2005-2004   Movement Studies: Instructor, Chicago Art Department

  • An introduction to movement of the body as art, exposed students to movement improvisation, contact improvisation, and composition, with an emphasis towards connections with other artistic media such as drawing,writing, music, and video. http://www.chicagoartdepartment.org

2005-2004   Creative Movement: Instructor

  • Chicago Danztheater Ensemble and Kids Project, St. Peter’s School.

2005   Movement Studies: Visiting Instructor, Illinois Institute of Technology

  • An introduction to movement of the body as art, exposed students to movement improvisation, contact improvisation, and composition, with an emphasis towards connections with other artistic media such as drawing, writing, music, and video.

2004   Creative Movement: Instructor Chicago Park Districts

  • Creative movement for kids ages 6-12.

2003   Building Colorful Futures: Dance Workshop, Chicago IL

  • A Festival Supporting children and the arts.

2002   Modern Dance Technique: Instructor

  • Zephyr Dance Company Class

2002-2001   LEAP Program: Instructor Zephyr Dance

  • Creative movement for girls in the Chicago inner city high schools.

2000   Concepts in Modern Dance: Artist in Residence, Illinois Wesleyan University

2000-1999   Urban Gateways: Instructor, Creative movement for kids ages 5-12 in the Chicago public schools.



PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

2014

The Shadows of People Pass,  Laura Chiaramonte, Champaign Art Salon, IL

In Passing, Laura Chiaramonte, Asheville Fringe Festival, NC

2013 

Timings, An Internet Dance with dancer in Japan and NIU,

  • John Toenjes, Krannert for the Performing Arts Center, Champaign, IL

WOLF, On the Edge of Your Seat with Holly Hughes & Deke Weaver

  • The Chicago Humanities Festival, Looking Glass Theater, Chicago, IL

CORPOREAL, Laura Chiaramonte, Champaign Art Salon Champaign, IL

WOLF (The third chapter in, The Unreliable Bestiary, Deke Weaver, Champaign, IL

2013

In Passing, Laura Chiaramonte, Going Dutch Dance Festival, Chicago, IL

2012

Heart at Low Tide 2, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Champaign and Chicago, IL

In Passing, Laura Chiaramonte, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Hub and Spoke, The Dance Team by Christopher Knowlton,

PRODUCE Festival, Drucker Center, and Links Hall, Chicago, IL

2011

STAIRWELL, Laura Chiaramonte, Chicago, IL

In Passing, Laura Chiaramonte, Chicago, IL

SHIFT, Laura Chiaramonte, Chicago, IL

Artist Against AIDS, Laura Chiaramonte, Champaign, IL

Hub and Spoke, The Dance Team by Christopher Knowlton, Chicago Fringe Fest, IL

2010

Ostensibly Past, Thread Meddle Outfit, Chicago, IL

In The String Room, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Champaign, IL

2009

Improvisation, Kirstie Simson, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

Improvisation, Kirstie Simson, Ostuni, Italy

Paper Song, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

2008

Improvisation: With Jennifer Monson and Brian Eno accompanied by Bang On The Can playing Music for Airports, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

Split-Second, Renée Wadleigh, Krannert Center for the Performing   Arts, Champaign, IL

White Snow, Indonesia Arts Festival, Denpasar, Bali

Heart At Low Tide, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Quito, Ecuador

Empty Hallways, Esteban Donoso, Quito, Ecuador

Incident, Esteban Donoso, Quito, Ecuador

2007

Heart At Low Tide, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

Just Add Flower, Paige Cunningham, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

I Gave Up Word, Laura Chiaramonte and Sonia Warfel, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

Tea for Thirteen, Erika Randall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

2006

Madeleine, Esteban Donoso, Site Specific, Champaign, IL

Inheritance, CAMP, The Chopin Theater, Chicago, IL

Iris, CAMP, Full Circle Festival, Chicago, IL

2005

Folding Threads, CAMP, Theater Building, Chicago, IL

AfterBloom, Mad Shak Dance Company, Chicago, IL

Through Oiled Paper, CAMP, Full Circle Festival, Chicago, IL

Alone, CAMP Dance Chicago, Chicago, IL

2004

REVEAL, CAMP Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Arena/Wishlap, Mad Shak Dance Company, Ruth Paige Center for the Performing Art, Chicago, IL

DanceLoop Chicago: Winter Delights, Chicago, IL

FEAR, CAMP, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

2003

Through Oiled Paper, CAMP, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Apocalyptic Butterfly, Collaboraction, Chicago, IL

Avenues Of Conversation, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Shame, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Women (1), Casey Pennel, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

2002

FEAST, CAMP Beggars Banquet Collaboraction, Chicago, IL

Broken Time, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Chernin Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Niagara Mind, Sum One, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Fargo, ND

Sum One, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Fargo, ND

Wanderthrough, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Arkansas

Frozen Straight On, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Chernin Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2001

Niagara Mind, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Columbia College

Sum One, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Chernin Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Wah! Pussy Pose, Jyl Fehrenkamp, Chicago, IL

Do Us Part, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Columbia College, IL

Wanderthrouh, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Columbia College, IL

In The Blue, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Chicago’s Next Dance    Festival, Hamlin Park, Chicago, IL

2000

Field/ Root/ Ground, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Minneapolis, MN

3 Solos and Some Ensemble Phrases, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Milwaukee, WI

Lavish, Intuit Gallery, Chicago, IL

Radio Active Dust, Intuit Gallery, Chicago, IL

Tissue Thin, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Chicago, IL

Under My Breath, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Delaware, OH

Frozen Straight On, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Illinois Wesleyan, IL

1999

Under My Breath, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Northwestern University, IL

Do Us Part, Zephyr Dance Ensemble, Northwestern University, IL

Body Conversations, Kate Monson, Columbus, OH

Dither, Gina Jacobs, Columbus, OH

1998

Meet Me At The Gene Pool, Total Theater, Columbus, OH

Better Than A Letter, Total Theater, Columbus, OH

Lavish, Columbus, OH



VIDEO WORK

2014-2011   Video Installation: In Passing, Praxis Place, Links Hall Chicago, IL and Asheville Fringe, NC

2011   Video Installation: I Gave Up Words, Ruth Page Performing Arts, Chicago, IL

2009   Video Installation: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign IL

  • Collaboration with celebrated baritone Nathan Gunn and his wife, Julie Gunn, on an  original dance, video installation and music recital.

2008   Video Installation: Carnegie Hall NY, NY

  • Collaboration with celebrated baritone Nathan Gunn and his wife, Julie Gunn.

2008   Video installation, Metamorphosis: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

2007   Dance For Camera, Purity: Durham, NC

2007   Video Installation Understanding Dimensions: Site-Specific Temple Buell Hall, Champaign, IL

2007   Video Installation I Gave Up Words Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

2006   Video Installation Inheritance: CAMP, Chopin Theater, Chicago, IL

2004   Video Installation, Fear: CAMP, Links Hall, Chicago, IL 

2004   Video Installation, REVEAL: CAMP, Links Hall, Chicago, IL



OTHER SKILLS:

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Photoshop, and Illustrator

VIDEOGRAPHER: Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, IDVD, and IMovie

Labanotation and DIRECTING FROM SCORE: Reconstructed from score several choreographic works which include:

  • Icaras: Lucas Hoving
  • Stravinsky Montage 4th Movement: The Firebird: Murray Louis

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