In addition to teaching, I work as a freelance movement consultant. This can range from observing a run of a show or a scene and helping solve problems or issues with the movement already put in place by the director, to a more active role in a production where the director wants to use a lot of movement but needs or wants an additional creative brain to imagine and implement it. I am trained in fight choreography as well. I really enjoy movement consulting because I have a strong intuitive sense of how to create and focus meaning through movement on stage, and I enjoy the collaborative process .
As a movement teacher I’ve had the opportunity to work in many different educational settings. In Regionally I've taught a series of movement courses at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre School, and have also led workshops at The Kennedy Center, the University of Pennsylvania, Wilson High School, the Baltimore School for the Arts, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Miami of Ohio, and American University, and returned to teach a short course at Emory, my Alma Mater, among others. My classes and workshops are inspired by my training at Ecole Jacques Lecoq as well as training in Suzuki and Viewpoints, and my own aesthetic and physical sense of theatre and space.
Caleen Sinette Jennings, director and playwright of 'ELSEWHERE IN ELSINORE,' American University
Jessica Burgess, director of 'PORTIA COUGHLIN,' Solas Nua
Hannah Nielsen-Jones, director of 'THE ODYSESSY: a new adaptation by David Farr,' at Wilson High School
Michael Dove, artistic director of Forum Theatre & Dance, and director of MARAT/SADE
Richard Pilcher, teacher at Baltimore School for the Arts, anddirector of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Tracy Holsinger, artistic director of Mind Adventures Theatre Company, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Worked as movement consultant for their production of MAYA.
Please email me at email@example.com to begin a conversation about how I can work to make your show look and flow more organically.
Emory University || Theater Studies || Short Course
Coastal Carolina University || Theater Department || Internship Course
PROJECT CREO, in Quito, Ecuador. Intensive student and teacher training for their arts education program. Developed a full curriculum for their program.
Mind Adventures Theatre Company || Colombo, Sri Lanka
New School College of The Performing Arts || Adjunct Professor
Woolly Mammoth Theatre School || Teacher of Lecoq Technique for two years
Duke Ellington School of the Arts || Movement Teacher
Baltimore School of the Arts --
University of Pennsylvania --
Emory University --
American University --
The Kennedy Center --
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music --
Miami of Ohio --
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park --
Florida Repertory Theatre
Anderson High School, Ohio
Portland Center Stage
Syracuse University Drama Department
Old Dominion University
Norfolk Governors School for the Arts
The New School of Drama, NYC
Maltz Jupiter Conservatory
Alfred Dreyfoos School for the Arts
University of Utah
Utah State University
Dehradun, India || Local private and public schools
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