The Ohio State University (2019-Present)
Current MFA Candidate in Dance Studies. Expected Graduation Spring 2022.

Loyola University Chicago (2011-2015)
BA in Visual Communication & Studio Art, Minor in Dance. Magna Cum Laude.

Teaching &



Wayne State University

substitute ballet instructor for Meg Paul (2019)

ArtLab J.

dance company apprentice under the direction of Joori Jung (2018-2019)


pre-professional workshop instructor and choreographer in metro-Detroit area. (2018)

Juliana's Academy of Dance 

pre-professional company ballet and modern dance instructor and choreographer in Madison Heights, MI (2018-2019)

Spotlight DanceWorks 

pre-professional company ballet instructor in Chesterfield, MI (2018-2019)

The Institution of Dance Arts 

adult and children Ballet and Modern dance instructor and choreographer
in Ferndale, MI (2018-2019)

Kercheval Dance 

ballet, modern and creative movement dance instructor and choreographer
in Grosse Pointe, MI (2018-2019)

Artists Creating Together

teaching artist for summer dance program to adults with disabilities
in Grand Rapids, MI (2017)

Rhythm Dance Center

Taught 20+ classes a week, including the highest level of ballet and modern for 
the competitive team.Taught students aging 3-18+ in classical ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz and early-childhood dance. (2012-2017)


Artists Creating Together 

Worked as a teaching artist for local non-profit that provides art classes to people
with disabilities. Taught classical jazz and ballet techniques interwoven with
musicality and improvisation for adults. Students enjoyed the energetic classes
as well as a performance for friends and family. (2017)


Worked as a graphic designer at AUXILIARY Advertising & Design from in a fast-
paced, high-stress environment, designing and providing art direction on web and print material. Experience in photoshoots, project management and production of large-scale projects. (2015-2018)

Professional Training

2019 Ohio State University Department of Dance ballet training with Karen Eliot

2018 ArtLab J Contemporary Dance Intensive with Kang Seok Lee in Detroit, MI

2018 New Dialect Summer Intensive with Banning Bouldin, David Flores,
Rebecca Steinberg, Erin Law, and Navarra Novy Williams in Nashville, TN

2017 RAD Fest modern intensive in Kalamazoo, MI

2016 Kanopy Dance Modern Dance Intensive with Stephen Pier and Miki Orihara
in Madison, WI

2011-2015 Regularly attended dance classes in the greater Chicago area,
including Joel Hall Dance Center and Lou Conte Dance Studio. 

Performances, Festivals and Exhibits

Instinct (2018). Contemporary dance performance. 6. 10 minutes. Novi High School Dance Collaboration Concert, Novi, MI. (14 December; performer). Choreographed by Joori Jung.

Instinct (2018). Contemporary dance performance. 6. 10 minutes. Oakland Dance Festival, Detroit, MI. (17 November; performer). Choreographed by Joori Jung.

We Remain Detroit (2018). Modern dance performance. 12. 30 minutes. Dancing Forward: We Remain, Detroit, Village Theater, Canton, MI. (21 October; performer). Choreographed by Joori Jung.

Detroit Revival Project (2018). Music and dance performance. 5. 13 minutes. Detroit Dance City Festival, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI. (11 August; performer and choreographic collaborator). Choreographed by Barbara Sellinger (DDC Dances).

Con.tex.ture. (2018). Site-specific contemporary dance performance and film, collaboration with Amy Wilson, Hannah Sullivan, Corey Goey, Melody Van Der Veen, and musician Fiona Dickenson. 5. 30 minutes. Off the Wall, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids. MI. (15 May, performer and choreographic collaborator; curated).

Unalome. (2018). Contemporary dance performance in collaboration with Alyssa Smith. 2. 10 minutes. ArtPrize 2018, Grand Rapids, MI. (23, 24 September; performer, choreographer).

& Awards

2019-Present University Fellow, The Ohio State University.

2011-2015 Presidential Scholarship, Loyola University Chicago.

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