June 29 2017
MFA Thesis Performance – Kenilworth Studio 508, Milwaukee, WI
June 3, 2017
MFA Thesis Performance – Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo, MI
May 18 & 19, 2017
MFA Thesis Performance – Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, Chicago
October 27, 2016
Alexander Technique Workshop at Lake Forest College
October 22 & 23, 2016
Workshops at Crescendo Academy in Kalamazoo, MI.
October 6-10, 2016
NDEO Conference in Washington D.C.
August 16, 2016
Lunch and Learn at Hinshaw and Culbertson, LLP
August 10-14, 2016
August 2, 2016
Resume normal teaching hours in West Bucktown and Winnetka.
June 10, 2016
Thank you to Johnny Huntoon and Alluvion Dance Chicago for a fantastic showcase! “Emergence” provided an opportunity for up and coming choreographers to show their work, including “Foursquare,” the solo choreography I created as part of my MFA studies.
May 20 & 21, 2016
Thanks to April Woodward-Slack and all the great folks at Crescendo Academy in Kalamazoo, MI. The weekend included two large group introductions to the technique, several small group workshops, private lessons, and some fantastic area musicians. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be returning September 23 and 24.
Thank you to Senior Alexander Teacher Hope Martin for inviting me to assist her at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago March 4-6. Hope and her co-teacher David Rome lead “Embodied Listening,” an inspiring weekend workshop on Meditation, the Alexander Technique and Focusing.
As part of our MFA studies, classmate Brian McGinnis and I are offering a free 6-session movement improvisation workshop at Visceral Dance Center in Chicago. Class begins March 6, and commitment to attend all six sessions is required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching in Winnetka on Mondays and Fridays beginning January 11th. My new home is the Tower Room at the Christ Church Parish House on Maple Street. Private lessons and Small Group classes are forming now. Please call or email for an appointment.
At the beginning of October I attended the annual National Dance Education Organization‘s annual conference in Phoenix. This always feels like a reunion when I see friends from all over the country with whom I have studied, taught and danced through the years. Sessions ranged from pedagogy to functional anatomy to research to advocacy. Special bonus: a small group of Alexander teachers gathered and began brainstorming a way to offer the technique at next year’s conference. Stay tuned!
Just after the Boston trip I began my first semester as an MFA student at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. My classes included a pedagogy intensive with the fabulous Jan Erkert, Improvisation, Composition, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, and Luc Vanier’s wonderful Ballet through the lens of Alexander Technique and developmental movement. I am grateful to be part of a diverse and generous cohort of fellow students with whom to travel this journey. It was quite a summer, and I look forward to bringing my new insights to my work in Chicago this fall.
In June I attended the AmSAT annual conference and general meeting in Boston. There I attended sessions ranging from Jessica Wolf’s “Art of Breathing” to Rajal Cohen’s research on posture and gait analysis. I also met a number of times with my fellow members of the Training Standards and Review Committee as we work through a variety of topics to present to the membership. I always come away inspired and refreshed after gathering with my colleagues.
Thanks to Christopher Rutt and the dance department from New Trier High School in Winnetka for hiring me to teach an Alexander Technique workshop in February. It was wonderful to meet you all and work with you. And thanks to Pat and the Chicago Actors Studio on Elston Avenue for renting us your space to do our work. You were so welcoming and easy to work with. And you even had a fresh pot of coffee waiting for us!
Thanks to everyone who attended my “Stress Busters” workshop on January 18th at Hip Circle Studio in Evanston!
HCS is a wonderful place to take classes. The studios are bright and cozy. The environment is warm and supportive. And Malik Turley takes care to organize classes, workshops, and special events to meet the needs she sees in the HCS community.
HCS is located at 707-709 Washington Street in Evanston, IL. It is right beside the Main Street Metra and El stations.