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EDUCATION

University of Iowa, IA - M.F.A. in choreography, 2008

The Juilliard School, NY - BFA, 1995

Colegio Comercial Alvorada, Brazil - Business Administration Technician, 1987

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING HISTORY 

                                                                     

  • University of New Mexico, USA, Professor of Dance, Theatre and Dance 2021 – present

  • University of New Mexico, USA, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance 2015 – 2021

  • University of New Mexico, USA, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance 2008 – 2015

  • George Washington University, DC Guest teacher/artist – Fall 2013 and Fall 2016

  • UNICAMP (Campinas, Brazil) Guest teacher/Master class Summer 2016

  • Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Guest teacher/Master class - Summer 2016

  • Del Valle University, Colombia ATEC Festival (Asian Theatre Education Center), Guest teacher/Master class - Summer 2015

  • University of Iowa, IA Guest teacher/artist, 2011, 2010     

  • University of Texas at El Paso, TX Guest teacher/artist – Spring 2009

  • University of Iowa, IA  Teaching Assistant, 2006 through 2008

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT UNM

·       Ballet 1, 2, 3, and Ballet for Men

·       Crew Practicum

·       Modern 1, 2, 3 and Movement for Men

·       Choreography 1, 2 and Creative Investigations

·       Student Company

·       Dance Tech for Grad Students

·       Independent Study

·       Student Production Proj.

·       Honors

·       Master Thesis and Dissertation

 

SERVICE ON DOCTORAL, MFA, MASTERS, AND HONORS THESES COMMITTEES AT UNM

·       Kendra Williams, BA in Dance, faculty mentor, 2017

·       Michelle Kassman, BA in Dance, reader, 2017

·       Kelsey Paschich, MFA in Choreography, 2016

·       Ariel Burges, MFA in Choreography, 2016

·       Lisa Nevada, MFA in Choreography, Chair, 2015

·       Peter Bennett, MFA in Choreography, 2014

·       Emily Bryan, MFA in Choreography, 2014

·       Jacqueline Garcia, MFA in Choreography, Chair –2013

·       Sonia Bologa, BA in Dance, faculty mentor –2013

·       Aaron James Hooper, BA in Dance, faculty mentor –2012

·       Marisol Encinias, MFA choreography, committee member –2011

·       Sarah Williams, MA in Dance Criticism, committee member –2010

·       Sun-Ah Lee, MFA choreography, committee member –2010

 

PERFORMANCE ACTIVITY

2017   Lawine Torren – Dance Theatre Machines Media, Hannibal -  Sölden – Austria 

2016   Keshet Dance Company, Nutcracker on the Rocks, ABQ, NM

2016   Faculty Dance Concert- Superior Temporal (higher up and off to the side) - Performer

           Choreography by Donna Jewell - Rodey Theatre – UNM, ABQ

           Modas Dance Annual concert - Santa Fe University of Arts and Design, Santa Fe

2015   Revolutions Festival, for “Tale of Mirjian”, ABQ, NM

2013   “A Million Ways to die in the West”, Movie, written and directed by Seth MacFarlane.

2008 to 2013 Keshet Dance Company, for their Nutrcracker on the Rocks production.

           Albuquerque – New Mexico

2012   Wild Dancing West, for “Tale of Natali”, ABQ, NM

2011   Wild Dancing West, ABQ, NM

2011   Graduate event at University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA

2010   Wild Dancing West, ABQ, NM

2009   Cisne Negro Dance Company, guest performer alongside Marcelo Gomez, Maria Ricceto and Hee Seo (ABT principal and soloist dancers) - Sao Paulo, Brazil

           University of Texas at El Paso - El Paso, TX

2007   Ballet Quad Cities - Rock Island, IL

           Duarte Dance Works - Iowa city, IA

2007   Dancers in Company ensemble at the University of Iowa - Iowa city, IA

2006   University of Iowa dance ensemble - Iowa city, IA

1996-2006    Soloist - Cisne Negro Dance Company - Brazilian Company, performing 

           Throughout the world

1992 - 1995     The Juilliard Dance Ensemble, New York, NY

1990   Ballet Stagiun - Brazilian company, performing in South and Central America, and 

             Europe.

 

OTHER TEACHING/OTHER EMPLOYMENT

New Mexico Ballet Company

and School, ABQ, NM                           Ballet Master, 2020 - present

Modas Dance, Costa Rica                     Modern & ballet teacher –  Intensive – 2020

Rambert School of Ballet and

Contemporary Dance - London            Guest Teacher – 2019

NDI New Mexico, ABQ, NM                 Ballet teacher 2019 - present

Modas Dance, ABQ, NM                       Modern & ballet teacher – Summer Intensive – 2016/17/18/19

 

Festival Ballet Albuquerque, NM         Guest Ballet Master – 2019

Cisne Negro Dance Company              Modern Master teacher - 2016

São Paulo, Brazil                                  

 

Lina Penteado Dance Company           Ballet Master teacher - 2016

Campinas, Brazil                                   

 

New Mexico School of Arts                   Modern guest choreographer - 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico                        

 

Tale of Mirjian                                         Lighting Designer - 2016

(Choreographed and directed by Donna Jewell, for the WDW Festival)

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Revolutions Festival, New Mexico         Performer - 2015

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Cisne Negro Dance Company               Choreographer, Ballet & Modern Master Teacher - 2013

São Paulo, Brazil                                   

 

ACDFA, Lubbock, Texas                         Guest Modern Master teacher - 2016

 

New Mexico Ballet Co, ABQ, NM         Guest Ballet Master – 2015/Present

 

Ballet Repertory Theater, ABQ, NM      Modern teacher - 2013/Present

 

Dance Theater Southwest, ABQ, NM    Guest Ballet teacher - 2013

  

Staatstheater Darmstadt                         Guest Modern Master teacher - 2012

Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany                 

 

Carl Orff Institute, Salzburg, Austria       Guest Ballet Master teacher - 2012

 

ACDFA, Las Cruces, NM                          Guest Modern Master teacher - 2011

 

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA              Guest Modern Master teacher - 2011

 

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA              Guest Ballet teacher and choreography teacher – 2010

 

ACDFA, Ogden, Utah                              Guest Modern Master teacher - 2010

 

Cisne Negro Dance Company                Guest Ballet Master - 2009

São Paulo, Brazil                                       

 

Jorge Garcia Cia de Danças                    Guest Modern Master - 2009

São Paulo, Brazil                                       

 

Packer Cia de Danças                               Guest Ballet Master - 2009

São Paulo, Brazil                                        

 

University of Texas at El Paso, TX            Guest Ballet & Modern Master teacher - 2009

 

Ballet Quad Cities, Rock Island, IL           Guest Ballet Master - 2009

Rock Island, IL                                            

 

Dance Forum/Youth Ballet                        Guest Ballet & Modern teacher - 2007

Iowa City, Iowa                                             

 

Victoria Ballet Theatre, Austin, TX            Guest Ballet & Pas-de-deux teacher - 2007

 

Cisne Negro Dance Company                  Guest Ballet instructor - 2001 - 2006

São Paulo, Brazil                                         

 

Estudio de Ballet Cisne Negro                  Guest Ballet teacher - 1999 - 2006

São Paulo, Brazil                                        

 

ACADEMIC HONORS AND GRANTS

               2012                Career Development (grant) at The University of New Mexico

               2010                Teaching Allocation Grant at The University of New Mexico

               2008                Teaching Allocation Grant at The University of New Mexico

               2008                Career Development (grant) at The University of New Mexico

               2008                ECGPS (grant) at The University of Iowa

               2007                James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference -  “Shadowy Betrayal” (2007)

               2006 - 7           Scholarship at the University of Iowa, Iowa Arts Fellowship

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ACADEMIC SERVICE

·       Chair department of Theatre and Dance

·       Associated Chair department of Theatre and Dance

·       Dean’s Policy Council Member

·       Interim Head of Dance

·       Faculty Senate Senator

·       Faculty Search Committee (Dance Area), Committee Member

·       Faculty Search Committee (Design Area), Committee Member

·       Faculty Search Committee (Dance Area), Committee Chair

·       Faculty Search Committee (Design Area - Technical Director)   

·       Graduate advisor

·       UnderGraduate advisor

·       Personnel Committee Member

·       Graduate Committee Member

·       Jennifer Predock Linnel retirement committee, Chair

·       American College Dance Festival (ACDF) Dance Program Committee, Chair

·       IFDM Faculty Council,  Committee Member

·       Friends of Dance, Committee Member

·       Media coordinator for the Dance Program