Weber State University Dance Concert Warm-Up Classes
Weber State University High School Dance Workshop - Jazz 2017, Modern 2018
Dept. of Ballet Summer Intensive - Jazz Faculty
DANC 2420: Intermediate Choreography/Improvisation
DANC 3009: Dance Appreciation
University of Utah High School Dance Workshop - Hip Hop
University of Wyoming
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
Weber State University
Adjunct Professor of Dance
Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019
DANC 1010: Introduction to Dance: This course meets creative arts and diversity requirements for students' general education classes. Students experience lecture and movement based classes about the development of dance from cultural dances through to contemporary dance.
DANC 1200: Modern I: This course is designed for dance majors and non-major students in a beginning to intermediate level of modern based movement.
DANC 2490/2490: Hip Hop: This course is a supplemental course for dance majors and non-majors focusing on hip hop movement and its historical and cultural foundations.
DANC 2500: Jazz 2: This course is designed for students to continue their development of the jazz dance genre. The course is divided into 4 units: technique, musical theatre, commercial jazz, and contemporary.
DANC 2590/3590: Modern 2/3: This course is designed for students at an intermediate to advanced level in modern-based technique. This course focuses on the patterning of the body, increased physical prowess + presence, and improvisation.
DANC 3010: Dance History I: This course is designed to follow dance history from the early forms of ballet through the beginning of modern dance.
DANC 3440: Dance for Musical Theatre: This course is designed to give dance and musical theatre students a taste of musical choreography. Focused on developing tap and jazz dance skills, students learn choreography at a fast pace to improve auditioning skills.
Additional Requirements: High School Day of Dance faculty, UDEO Weber State audition representative, UDEO High School Dance Festival faculty, Senior Thesis Committee member
University of Utah
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
DANC 122/1022: Hip Hop: A course designed for non-majors, minors, and majors in the Department of Modern Dance also meets the Fine Arts requirement for the University of Utah general education courses. Hip Hop is a movement-based course, but also discusses the developing history of the form and compositional practices.
DANC 1111: Movement Fundamentals: A course designed for Department of Modern Dance majors during their first year of studies looks at Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban Movement Analysis. The six Patterns of Total Body Connectivity are explored through exercises and faculty facilitations. This course is created for students to improve personal body connectivity and in creating personal movement practices.
DANC 4571/6350: Movement in Culture + DANC 4711/6360: Dance History: Teaching Assistant for Professors A'Keitha Carey + Satu Hummasti
A course designed for Department of Modern Dance majors and minors during their third year of study also meets the Upper Division Writing requirement for the University of Utah general education requirements. Movement in Culture through History explores dance through multiple lenses by looking at cultural dance forms, including dances of Native American tribes, Africa, South America, and the roots of ballet. This course also discusses Critical Race Theory, dance critique writing, and dance research. The Dance History course focuses on main choreographers in the modern, post-modern, and contemporary periods. Guest lecturers included Ashley Anderson, Dr. Ananya Chatterjea, Linda Smith (RDT), and Donna White.