teaching 

Education

  • BFA in Performing Arts with emphasis in Dance from Western Kentucky University. May 2004

  • High School Diploma from Franklin High School. May 2000

 

Teaching Experience

  • Belmont University ( Aug. 2013 - Present) 

        -     Choreographer for the performance ensemble COMPANY

        -     Collaborating with the Director to create a full staged show for singers/dancers who are Commercial Voice                             majors in the School of Music.                                                  

        -     Styles of dance include contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and tap

  • Rhythm and Spirit Dance Program with Williamson County Parks and Rec (Aug. 2013 - Present) 

          -    Ballet, tap, jazz, cheer/tumble, hip hop Teacher 

          -    Technique classes in all styles

  • Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory (Aug. 2011 - May 2013)

    • Jazz Teacher (14 yrs. – 17 yrs.)

    • Technique class focusing on classical jazz styles in a conservatory non-competitive setting

  • Dance With Tracy (Aug. 2011 - May 2013)

    • Jazz Teacher (6 yrs -18 yrs)

    • Competition and Non-Competition Classes

  • International Performing Arts Academy (July 2011 - May 2012)

    • Pre-teen Acting and Modeling Lead Teacher

    • Curriculum covers: Acting: Cold readings, audition etiquette, scene work, imagination exercises, confidence building, memorization. Modeling: Runway, poses, print/catalogue modeling, health, beauty and nutrition.

    • Showcase performance at the end of every 10 wk session

  • National Broadway Tour of CATS ’10-‘11(Sept. 2010 - June 2011)

    • Dance Captain/Swing

    • Responsibilites include: Knowing all choreography and blocking for the show, taking notes regularly to keep show clean, running rehearsals before each show and brush up rehearsals throughout the year, teaching new cast members when they join the tour, keeping up-to-date dance files on formations and emergency tracks, leading warm-ups before each show, and performing on stage

  • MY GYM Children’s Fitness Center Beverly Hills, L.A. & Brentwood, TN (Aug. 2012 - Present) (Feb. 2005 – Aug. 2009) 

    • Teach children 6 weeks – 13 yrs. 

    • Lead teacher and assistant with gymnastic classes and birthday parties

    • Activities include: Aerobic warm-ups, sitting songs and dances that target gross and fine motor skills. Gymnastic stations concentrating on balancing, tumbling, hanging, and agility. Relays that encourage endurance and coordination. Sports skills, group tumbling, games and puppet shows.

    • Advanced tumbling students working on back handsprings, back tucks, aerials, etc.

  • The Dance Center (Feb. 2006 – Aug. 2009)

    • Teach children 2 ½ yrs. – 14 yrs.

    • Lead teacher and assistant with dance classes

    • Classes: Pre-Ballet working on creative movement and ballet basics; Combo I – III (4 - 7 yrs.) teaching ballet, tap, and jazz; Cheer Dance working on motions, cheers, tumbling, and group stunts; Hip Hop teaching beginning to intermediate; Ballet and Jazz.

  • Stretch and Grow (Aug. 2007 – Jan. 2008)

    • Teach children 2 ½ yrs. – 6 yrs.

    • Lead teacher with mobile gymnastics, creative movement, and sports classes

    • Mobile enrichment program teaching children at their school.

 

 

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Dance Team Coach of Grassland Middle School Dance Team.(August 2011 - May 2012)

  • Dance Team Coach of Christ Presbyterian High School Dance

       Team. (Aug. 2005 – Jan. 2006)