2007 Master of Fine Arts, Modern Dance - graduation anticipated April 2007
University of Utah (U of U), Salt Lake City, Utah
2003 Bachelor of Arts, Modern Dance
Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah
d a n c e t r a i n i n g
2003-2005 University of Utah
Significant Course Work -- Modern Technique, Ballet, Composition, Improvisation, Somatics, Choreography and Media, Research Design, Projects Planning, Dance and Administration, Graduate Teaching Methods, Dancing Bodies
Studied under -- Stephen Koester, Eric Handman, Satu Hummasti, Kaye Richards, Pamela Geber, Bill Wagner, Abby Fiat, Jon Scoville, Tandy Beal . Jacque Bell, Ellen Bromberg
Master Classes -- Charlotte Boye-Christensen, David Dorfman, Gesel Mason, Hope Clarke, Keith Johnson, Molissa Fenley, Patrik Widrig, Sara Pearson, Stephen Koplowitz, Hubbard Street
2006 Backhaus Dance Summer Workshop
One week modern dance intensive with classes by Jennifer Backhaus, William Lu, Tiffany Billings, Bradley Muchaud, Heather Gillette, Jodie Gates, and others.
2004 Dance For Camera Summer Intensive, University of Utah
A two-week summer intensive with award-winning director, Bob Lockyer formerly of the BBC. Attended lectures and screenings about film techniques, style, composition, editing, and more. Worked with other dancers and filmmakers on short experimental projects as well as choreographing, filming, and editing my own dance film, 'run. jump. dive.'
2003 Keith Johnson/Heidi Henderson--BYU Summer Workshop
Four week summer technique intensive with guests Keith Johnson of California State Long Beach and Heidi Henderson of Connecticut College and former Bebe Miller and Paula Josa Jones dancer.