June 2021

“Brain-Compatible Lesson Planning” for the AmSAT Annual Conference

May, 2021

Keynote speaker for DePaul Women’s Network Spring Faculty Forum

April 5, 2021

“BrainDance” workshops at Roosevelt University College of Performing Arts

March 11 and 25, 2021

“Why Do We Fight and What Can We Do About It?” 2-part presentation on Movement Pattern Analysis for the American Society for the Alexander Technique

February 15, 2021

“Teaching Dance to Young Children” Professional Development workshop for Chicago Lights Dance Academy

February – June 2021

“Clear Your Head to Get Ahead” Monday afternoon workshop series for DePaul Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

January 2021

New Classes Beginning!      AT for Fitness HERE

AT for Yoga HERE      AT Body Wisdom HERE

AT Reading Group HERE      Take-A-Break HERE

Oct 26 – Nov 18, 2020

“Anxiety Busters” 8-workshop series for DePaul Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

October 2020

“Banishing Zoom Fatigue” interactive workshop for DePaul Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

Teaching Artist work for Chicago Lights and Chicago Public Schools

September 2020

Classes at the DePaul School of Music resume. Group classes and private lessons continue. All offerings continue to be online only.

July 2020

BrainDance and Zoom Fatigue workshop for the Playwright’s Guild of Canada

March 2020

All teaching moving online during the corona virus pandemic. Updated class offerings on the home page of this website. Please submit your name and email address on the right to receive announcements.

Jan 17, 2020

Teaching: Take Care DePaul, private lessons at The Theatre School

Jan. 14, 2020

Teaching: Alexander Group Class at the Flatiron Building in Chicago runs Jan. 14 – Mar 3 at 7:30pm

Jan. 13, 2020

Teaching: Folk Dancing Around the World (ages 5 and up) in Winnetka, Mondays at 4:45pm


Dec. 12, 2019

Speaker at Connections, Christ Church: “Bringing Mind, Spirit, AND Body to your Faith”

Dec 7 & 8, 2019

Performing: As Mrs. Cratchit in “A Christmas Carol” to benefit the Children’s Theatre of Winnetka

Oct. 7, 2019

First day of Creative Dance for Adults in Winnetka, 4:45pm

Sept. 12, 2019

First day teaching Alexander Technique at the DePaul University School of Music

Aug. 5-11, 2019

Singing: Christ Church Winnetka Choir In residence at Lincoln Cathedral, England

July 1-25, 2019

Production Manager & Choreographer for Chicago Lights Dance Academy: Summer Dance Intensive

June 2-3, 2019

Teaching: Teacher Training, Alexander Technique and Dance for People Living with Parkinson’s, hosted by Bay Area Parkinson’s Support, Ashland, WI

June 10, 2019

Teaching: Take Care DePaul, private lessons at The Theatre School

May 20, 2019

Teaching: Take Care DePaul, private lessons at The Theatre School

April 22, 2019

Teaching: Take Care DePaul, private lessons at The Theatre School

April 12, 2019

Speaker at TEDx DePaul University, Chicago: How You Move is How You Think

(Link to video recording coming soon)

March 28-31, 2019

Prof Dev: The Developing Self workshop, NYC (Alexander Technique in Education)

March 11, 2019

Teaching: Take Care DePaul, private lessons at The Theatre School

Feb 18, 2019

Teaching: Take Care DePaul, private lessons at The Theatre School

Feb 8-9, 2019

Performing: Works-in-progress performance, Salt Lake City, UT

Teaching: Three Master Classes at Taylorsville High School, UT

January 17 & 24, 2019

Teaching: Subbing at The Theatre School at DePaul

January 17, 2019

Certified and Registered as a Movement Pattern Analyst

January 14, 2019

Teaching: Take Care DePaul, private lessons at The Theatre School

Nov. 16, 2018

Prof Dev: Poise Project Workshop

Sept 28, Oct 1, Nov 1, 2018

Teaching: Subbing at The Theatre School at DePaul

July 29-Aug 4, 2018

Prof Dev: Alexander Technique International Congress, Chicago, IL

July 27-28, 2018

AmSAT Annual General Meeting, Chicago, IL

July 2-27, 2018

Teaching and Managing: Chicago Lights Summer Dance Intensive

May 19-23, 2018

Prof Dev: MPA Training #4 (certification expected end of 2018)

February 16-19, 2018

Christ Church Choir Trip to Atlanta, GA

February 14, 2018

Performing: Theatre Unspeakable Company Class Presentation

February 4, 2018

Teaching: Master Class in Theatre Dance and Tap
Our Chance to Dance Festival, NEIU, Chicago, IL

February 2, 2018

Workshop Leader: Professional Development for
Chicago Lights Dance Academy Teaching Artists
BrainDance and Brain Compatible Lesson Planning

January 8, 2018

Workshop Leader: Professional Development for
Chicago Lights Dance Academy Teaching Artists
BrainDance and Brain Compatible Lesson Planning

December 2-3, 2017

Performing: Mrs. Cratchit in “A Christmas Carol”,
a benefit for the Winnetka Children’s Theatre

November 11-15, 2017

NDEO National Conference
Presentation: Name it and Claim It: Teaching Boundaries through Dance
Teaching: Alexander Technique and the Hanya Holm Floor Series

September 7, 2017

Resume regular teaching schedule in Chicago and Winnetka

August 2017

MFA Complete! Peck School of the Arts,
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

August 3-14, 2017

Christ Church Winnetka in residence at Winchester Cathedral, England

July 2017

Chicago Lights Summer Dance Intensive, Fourth Pres Church, Chicago

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

April 17, 2017

Alexander Technique for Singers: Co-taught a Group Class with Lisa Lee

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

ATME / ATHE Conference in Chicago

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.

March 2016

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.

March/April 2016

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: mfaimprov@gmail.com

January 2016

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.

October 2015

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!

June/July 2015

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.

June 2015

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.

February 2015

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!

January 2015

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.