Experience

Teaching Experience

Dance Underground

Hip Hop Instructor
January 2020 – Present

Velocity Dance Center

Hip Hop Instructor
September 2019 – Present

Westlake Dance Center

Hip Hop Instructor
September 2020 – Present

Seattle Theatre Group (STG)

Teaching Artist
October 2015 – Present
International Rescue Committee, AileyCamp, Disney Musicals in Schools, Dance This

Studio Azul Dance Studio

Hip Hop Instructor
January 2019 – July 2020 (Covid Closure)

Seattle Public Schools

After-school Program Instructor
August 2015 – June 2017
Schools: Aki Kurose & Denny MS

Salsa N Seattle Dance Studio

Hip Hop Instructor
November 2013 – December 2019

Leadership & Youth Engagement

STG Young Ambassadors

Creator & Manager
January 2018 – Present
Lead a professional development program for teens interested in the arts

Summer Search Alumni Board Member

Member
November 2018 – September 2020
Planned alumni workshops and events for youth program aimed at unleashing student potential through mentoring and transformative experiences.

World Learning Advancing Leaders

Fellow and Grant Winner
June 2015 – June 2016
Chosen from 150 applicants to participate in training course on social innovation and project management; 1 of 7 to receive grant to launch project

Dudley Edmonson Multicultural Youth Development and Education

Fellow
May 2013 – August 2014
Selected for fellowship designed to diversify leadership positions in outdoor education

Highlighted Projects

Various Youth Hip Hop Workshops

University of Washington, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop), Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Overlake School, Cornish, The Northwest School, Summer Search, Holy Names Academy, YMCA, Exit Space, Dance Fremont

Archie the Shycon

Live Show Choreographer
June 2019 – Present
Choreographed to music by Archie the Shycon – choreo set on Archie and two dancers

Summer Community Dance Workshops

Organizer
June 2015 – Present
Organize affordable summer workshops that give dancers in community teaching experience

STG Professional Development Trainings

Choreography Workshop
October 2017, 2019
Designed and taught 1.5 hour choreography workshop to 20 teaching artists

Massive Monkees Workshop

Instructor
January 2018
Booked by Massive Monkees to teach Hip Hop workshop to 100 children during 80’s themed dance at Sierra Heights Elementary

International Rescue Committee Residency

Teaching Artist
Febuary 2018, April 2018
Taught Musical Theatre to 15 refugee elementary students from Iran

Sheila E & Moore Music @ The Moore

Movement Advisor
March 2015
Hired by Shiela E, famous percussionist, to advise youth performers on stage presence

Dance Communities

Drop ZONE

Founder
October 2021 – Present
A dance hub for classes, events and groups centering artists from marginalized communities

Drop Squad Crew

Artistic Director
April 2015 – Present
Hip Hop Dance Crew that is open to all levels, ages and backgrounds

Majestic Movers

Founder
April 2015 – June 2017
Hip Hop dance program for girls that teaches social justice and leadership

Bodacious

Choreographer & Dancer
September 2008 – May 2012
Macalester College audition-based Hip Hop Dance Team

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