Employment

Hunter College
2011-Present  Director, Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Programs

Oversee recruitment, audition, selection and launch of new Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Programs,

Committee member of the Hunter College Arts Across the Curriculum Committee and sub-committee member of the “Other Universities” committee

Presented “Hooking Up,” a model for integrating Dance with Sociology, focusing on courting and mating practices, at “Teaching Tuesdays,” Hunter College

Co-facilitated a class with Muse Scholars at Hunter College, followed by a trip to Dance Theatre of Harlem, for a Firebird Museum exhibit and a ballet class

Co-facilitated classes in Interdisciplinary Arts in Early Childhood with Professors Toth and Perr at Hunter College

Guest taught a “Dancing with Chemistry” class with Professor Donna McGregor at Hunter College

Planned and Implemented 3 Flash Mobs with Hunter students on the 3rd and 7th Floor Bridges at Hunter College

Choreographed for Faculty Fling 2 Performance in 543 North at Hunter College

           

New York City Department of Education:
2010 – Present
Arts Achieve i3 Grant Grade 5 Dance Assessment Developer

 2005-2011      Dance Educators Leadership Training Alliance:
Team Member and Facilitator of Citywide Professional Development for New York City Dance Educators.  Have written curricula that has been disseminated citywide for the Introduction to the Blueprint workshops, and for workshops featuring Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, and Hip Hop

NYCDOE After School Professional Development Program:
Spring 2010
Co- Instructor, P-Credit Course, From Challenge to Success – Tools for New Dance Educators.

 

USDOE Artful Learning Communities:  Assessing Learning in the Arts NYCDOE Grant:
2008-2011
Coach:  developing, practicing, modeling and disseminating best practices in formative assessment for dance at the elementary school level

Co-facilitated a Professional Learning Community (PLC) of (Dance, Music, Theater or Visual Arts) specialists

Gained expertise and knowledge of effective formative assessment practice through ALC Assessment Training Institute

Developed strategies for collaborative inquiry around formative assessment practices and student learning

Guided colleagues in development of Action Research Planning and reflection

Administered and co-managed support for PLC in ARIS, the NYCDOE electronic sharing platform for teachers as well as VoiceThread to share teacher and student work

Co-facilitated intervisitations among PLC members

 

PS 165Q– The Edith K. Bergtraum School, Region 3, Flushing, NY
1994-2011
       Dance Educator, grades PK-5 funded through Project Dance – A National Arts Initiative Partnership Grant between CSD #25 and City Center and an Annenberg Arts Initiative Grant from 1994-2000 -full time as of September, 2001, appointed in 2002.  Founder and Director of Kids Teaching Kids – Student-to-Student Dance Mentoring Program, Director of the EKB Dance Company, Arts Liaison, member of the School Leadership Team, Core Inquiry Team, Attendance Improvement Committee and Arts Action Committee.

 

PS 79, Region 3, Whitestone, NY
1998-2001      Dance Educator, (Project Arts) Grades 3-6

PS193, Region 3, Whitestone, NY
1996-97
          Dance Educator, (NEA’s Project DANCE) Grades K and 2-5

PS 164, Region 3, Flushing, NY
1995-96                      Dance Educator, Grades K and 4-6

Parsons JHS 168, Region 3, Flushing, NY
1993-1997
       Dance Educator, Grades 7 and 8 funded through Dancers In Residence – Students as Creators (DIR-SAC) – a NYSCA Partnership Grant between CSD #25 and City Center and Project DANCE

Collaborative High School, Region 3, Flushing, NY
1995-97
          Dance Educator, Grades 10 and 11- Project DANCE

 New York City Public School Repertory Company, 145 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10003
1992-1994
      Dance Educator, Science Teacher, Grades 9-12

IS 137, CSD#10, Bronx, NY
1991-92         
Full-Time Dance Educator, Grades 6-8

IS 139, CSD#7, Bronx, NY
1987-1991
      Dance Educator, Learning to Read through the Arts Program, Grades 6-8, Full-time

 

The State Education Department/The University of the State of New York, Albany, NY 12234
2011
Member of Review Committee for New York State Education Department Dance Exam

1999
Member of the Task Force for the development of Assets Goals 2000 High School Commencement Level Dance Assessment

1998               
In-State Editor, Assets Goals 2000 High School Commencement Level Dance Assessment

1996
Contributing writer of New York State Learning Standards for Career Development and Occupational Studies in Dance

 

Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY  10128
2010               

DEL/CAP Consultant for Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Firebird Curriculum

Professional Developer for Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Firebird Curriculum for Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Teaching Artists

1999-Present
Instructor: Courses/Workshops – Integrating Technology with Child-Centered Dance, Getting Rid of Lesson Planning Hang-Ups, Lesson Planning and Curriculum Design for Dance with the Blueprints, Lesson Planning and Curriculum Design with the Standards, Teaching and Talking Tap and Facilitator of Mentoring Magic – Kids Teaching Kids -A Student to Student Dance Mentoring Model

 

New York City Center, 130 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
1996-98

Creator and Facilitator of Movement Me? Why Not?  Integrating Dance Into the K-12 Curriculum, a United Federation of Teachers Professional Development Graduate Course, Facilitator of Principals and Administrator’s Workshops in Dance

1993-1998
Creator and Facilitator of Movement, Me? Why Not!  Workshops for K-12 Math and Science Teachers, Assessing the Creative Process of Dance Making with Gus Solomons, Jr., Dance Teaching Artist at JHS 168 under NYSCA funded Dance In Residence-Students as Creators Program; Dance Teaching Artist in PS 165, Collaborative High School and JHS 168 under Project DANCE – Dance As A New Core of Education

1990-1998
Curriculum Writer/Developer and Facilitator for Teacher’s Participatory Workshops for Young People’s Dance Series

Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation, Inc., The Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 W. 55th Street New York, NY 10019

2008                               
Professional Developer for:

  1. Ailey Teaching Artists in Lesson Plan and Unit Plan Development
  2. Teachers of Children’s Dance in The Ailey School, Lower Division

1999-2008
Professional Developer for:

  • Ailey Company Members, AileyCamp Directors, Teaching Artists and Teachers implementing Revelations An Interdisciplinary Approach

Lead Facilitator for:
Revelations An Interdisciplinary Approach
in New York City, Bridgeport, CT, Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO, San Antonio, TX, Houston, TX, Pontiac, MI, Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Houston, TX, Berkeley, CA and London, UK

1987-2002
Faculty Member, Upper and Lower Divisions – Tap

1996-2008
Guest Instructor, AileyCamp – Choreography and Implementation of Revelations – An Interdisciplinary Approach

 

Joffrey Ballet, 70 East Lake Street, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL  60601
2007-2008
Author of Interdisciplinary Literacy Initiative and Arts-In-Education Program Read My Hips® and Professional Developer for Implementation of Read My Hips® program.

 

Dance Theater of Harlem, 466 West 152nd Street, New York, NY 10031
2010                          

Co-Facilitator of Professional Development in Firebird Curricula for DTH Teaching Artists

2007
Facilitator of Professional Development in Curricula Writing for Firebird Ballet Curriculum Imitative for DTH

1996   
Teacher of Pre-Dance and Choreography for Children

1989-1996
Substitute Teacher of Tap Dance

 

Teacher’s College, Columbia University
Fall 2000       

Instructor, Graduate Dance Education Department:  Teaching Children’s Dance

Summer1997
Instructor, Dance Education Department:  Professional Dancers Teaching K-12


School of Arts Education of Stavanger University College, Polstboks 2447 Ullandhaug, 4091 Stavanger, Norway
Oct/Nov 2000
Guest Instructor: Models and Methodology for Dance Education K-12, Jazz Dance Technique and Broadway Repertory: Robbins, DeMille, Fosse and Swing

 

Ailey/Fordham University Dance Program
2007-2012      

Guest panelist with Joan Finkelstein for Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Senior Seminar Class, speaking on careers within and outside the New York City Department Of Education.

 

St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439
2003-2010

Guest Instructor bi-annually in Integrating the Arts in Early Childhood taught by Dr. Grace Ibanez-Friedman and coordinated by Dr. Anne Fritz

1998
Guest Instructor in Multicultural Education course taught by Carol Sterling

 

Center for Arts Education, 225 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10122
2003

Panelist for Parents As Arts Partners Grant Initiative

1998-2000
Conference Facilitator for three conferences:  1) Compelling Evidence, 2) Promising Practices (with Dance Mentors as Facilitators) and 3) Cross-Site Gathering

 

Long Island University /CW Post Campus, Tilles Center for the Arts, Greenvale, NY 11548

1997-1999
Facilitator of Staff Development for teacher’s workshop in preparation for performances by Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

1997
Dance Teaching Artist in Long Island Schools in preparation for performances by Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

 

New 42nd Street Theater, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

1996
Facilitator of Pre-performance workshop for Urban Bush Women at New Victory Theater

1996-2000
Consultant for and Contributing Writer of New Victory Educational Study Guide

 

Peridance, 132 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
1989-1991

Teacher of Tap for Children

 

South Bronx Community Action Theatre, 345 Brook Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454

1986-1989
Teacher of Modern Dance in After School Center – Grades 4-8

Dance Teaching Artist for Introduction to the Art of Dance at PS 40 and
PS 65

1988
Production Coordinator for Summer High School Youth Employment Program

1987
Assistant Production Coordinator for Summer Youth Employment Program

Mind Builders Creative Arts Center, 3415 Olinville Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454
1984-1987

Teacher of Tap for Children and Adults

 Harlem School for the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030
1986-1987

Teacher of Tap for Children