Work and Creative projects:

Present: Sole owner and Instructor/trainer, Equipoise ~ enlightened exercise Pilates therapy studio, Portland, OR since 1998.

Teacher, Portland Festival Ballet (formerly Pacific Festival Ballet) 2006-present .(Choreography for Smokey Joe’s Cafe, 2011).

Currently working on choreography for Fluid, a world premiere with music by composer Susan Alexjander, to be presented at Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival January 21, 2012.

Instructor for Vinn Marti’s Soul Motion Teacher trainees on Dynamic, Energetic, and Psychological Anatomy. Port Townsend, WA September 2011. (Two-day workshop)

QiGong Instructor and Process Facilitator for the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This was a week-long residency during their Assembly in Monroe, MI in which I led 340 Sisters through archetypal Qigong as a tool for evaluation, discernment, and decision-making. I also taught evening classes for smaller groups for medical Qigong, prayer, and healing, July 2011.

QiGong Instructor, Facilitator for IHM Sisters’ workshop retreats in March of 2009 and 2010.

Worked with Dr. Richard Gellman, orthopedic surgeon at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, OR from 2004-2006. I saw patients together with Dr. Gellman in his private practice; I attended surgical procedures in the operating room; I provided physical therapy and instruction to rehabilitate clients before and after procedures.

Teacher, Oregon Ballet Theater School 1998-2006 (choreography for Teleman Concerto 1999; The Boatman’s Dance 2000; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik  2002; setting Sleeping Beauty Act III 2003).

Dancer, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, New York, NY 1992-98. (member, American Guild of Musical Artists)

Choreographer, La Jeunesse for artists of the Cincinnati Ballet 1997.

Guest Principal Dancer, The Nutcracker, Parkersburg Ballet, 1996.

Dance Captain, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1994.

Guest Principal Dancer, The Nutcracker, Long Island, NY 1995.

Writer Antenna Magazine, Cincinnati, OH, 1991-93.

Dancer, Cincinnati Ballet 1991-92.

Writer, The Cincinnati Enquirer 1991-93. Authored over 81 articles, review, and interviews on dance and other features.

Choreographer: A Child’s Book of French Songs , for students at University of Cincinnati’s CCM 1991.

Translator, Balli di Oggi with Richard Powers 1983, Italian social dance manual of the 1800’s,
Dancer, Flying Cloud VIntage Dance Troupe 1983-85.

Poems published in Clifton Magazine, Cincinnati OH 1985.

Education:

Psychophysical Therapy through California Institute of Integral Studies  2010-11

QiGong: Chinese Taoist Medical QiGong BaGua XunDao QIGong General Headquarters, Beijing, China 2009

Pilates Core Dynamics 1998

University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, Dance,  non-matriculated, 1991-3

University of Cincinnati, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences,  BA Magna Cum Laude, English Literature, 1985.

North Carolina School of the Arts, HS Diploma with Honors, concentration in Dance1977-80
School of American Ballet 1978-79
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Ongoing Studies:

Direct Self-Realization Tantra with Shambhavi Saraswati.
Energetic Anatomy with Caroline Myss.

QiGong with Daniel Villasenor; Roger Jahnke; Master Liu He; Master Shaowen Wu; Master Wan, Beijing Taoist Shundaogong Healing Center.

Alexander technique with Robyn Avalon.
Psychophysical therapy with Bill Bowen.

Kabbalah; Alchemy; Mysticism; Transformation technologies; Anatomy; Quantum Physic; Literature; Life.