Degree in Psychology

Member of Performers Without Borders

Movement Arts Curriculum Developer for MASC / University of Montana

Black Belt in Karate

6+ Years of Professional Teaching Experience 

All Classes

Object Manipulation: Staff
Intro to Staff (Beginner)
Learn the fundamentals of Flow Staff. Introduction will cover Rotation, Timing, and Body Positioning.  Class will teach drills and training exercises made to safely introduce participants to the Flow Arts and leave with a greater understanding for Object Manipulation and their body’s proprioceptive abilities in general. 

Intro to Contact Staff (Beginner)

Feel comfortable with off-body Flow Staff? Ready to learn Contact?
This class will incorporate drills and training exercises designed to teach participants how to comfortably control their bodies to manipulate a staff without their hands.  Concepts like Body Positioning/ Prop Alignment, Propelling Force and Directional Timing will be broken down and students will leave with tips and drills which will set them up to be more successful Contact Staff Manipulators.

Intro To Double Staff (Beginner)

Never played with two sticks before? This class will leave you inspired and ready to take on the the world of Double Staffs!
Come learn the fundamentals of Double Staff or hone you're already developed skills. No matter if you're an expert or a novice, this class is guaranteed to teach you something and leave you ready and inspired to pursue the art of Double Staffs!
Together we will dissect how Planes, Timing and Direction relate to Double Staffs and you will leave with a greater understanding of how Transitions and Footwork can help you create your own unique Double Staff patterns.

Advanced Contact Staff
Feel comfortable with the basics of Contact Staff and are ready for more?
This curriculum is designed to help you expand your existing understanding of Contact Staff and ‘smoothen’’ your staffs movements.  This class features drills which compartmentalize each technique while fostering a heightened attention on the transitions necessary to achieve the tricks and sequences you so desire.  

Advanced Double Staff
Ready to take Tech Staffs to the next level?
This workshop will re-visit the Grid Theories and introduce organized drills to expand on their foundations.  With a heightened emphasis on footwork and 3-Dimensional variations to Anti-Spin and Isolation combinations, this class surely leave you inspired to endlessly discover your unique combination of Double Staff shapes and patterns.

Double Staff Grid Tutting vs. Antibrids
Are you looking for ways to integrate Dance into your object manipulation?
Do you like to Tutt? Do you want to learn how to Tutt? Do you want to combine Tutting with your Double Staff Grid Manipulations?
Well then this class is for you!

Double Staff Trap Workshop
his class is for students who are comfortable with Double Contact Staff and are ready to learn Staff on Staff Contact (SOSC). After an introduction of the various Trap positions, students will learn drills to help them solidify their SOSC technique and explore the limitless transitions this style encourages.

Intro to Contact Triple Staf
This class is designed for students whom are already comfortable with the fundamentals of Contact Double Staff.  
If you understand ’Traps’, ‘Steve’ and ‘Angel Roll’ techniques, this class with teach you how to combine these types of movements into 3 stick patterns.  After learning a couple fundamental transitions, you’ll be creating your own fluid sequences in no time! 
While there are many avenues of Triple Staff, including but not limited to ‘Toss Juggling’, ‘Balance’ and ‘Devil Stick’, this class focuses specifically on ‘Contact

Triple Staff Workshop - Chest Cascade Variations
Do you already feel comfortable with chest cascades?  Take this workshop to learn new drills and concepts surrounding chest cascades to level up your skills!

Triple Staff Traps and Shields
This workshop focuses on 'Traps' used in Triple Staff manipulations and introduces different 'Shields' complete with unique transitions to get into them.  

Advanced Triple Staff Concepts
This is a free-form workshop where we discuss triple staff 'rules' and concepts in hopes of pushing their boundaries and innovating the art of Triple Staff together.  (Advanced Students Only)

Dance:
Movement Theory/ Gridded Movement
(Level 1 & 2)
Every Dancer or Object Manipulator should be familiar with the “Grid”.  This class will introduce the conceptual foundations necessary to understanding Gridded Movement and how Object Manipulation (or Flow Arts) is guided by its patterns.  Participants will leave this class with a heightened understanding of how Plane, Timing, Direction and Footwork formulate the Grid and how concepts like Isolations and Anti-Spins can be expanded with this multi-dimensional approach to understanding movement.  This class designed to be easy enough for novice spinners to understand while still being provoking and expansive for advanced spinners.  This workshop is especially beneficial for any flow artist who feels they have “plateaued” and would like to reassess some of the patterns, and rules in hopes of inspiring new concepts. 

Contact Dance (Beg/Adv)
In this workshop we will introduce the fundamentals of Contact Dance through explorative and creative movement games. Come alone or with a partner for a liberating Partner Movement Art Experience!

Intro To Partner Dance: This class will cover concepts adapted from West Coat Swing, Contact Dance, Tracing, Threading, Partner Tutting, Capoiera, and Ballroom Dance. Students will learn fundamental dance vocabulary and leave the session with new concepts and sequenes to develop and personalize on their own.

Youth Flow:
The flow arts are for everyone! This workshop will safely introduce children into the world of "flow arts" or prop manipulation via expressive movement activities. This fun and explorative workshop will inspire children and leave them with a heightened awareness and appreciation for their bodies and all the amazing things they can do with them. No previous training necessary. (6 and up)

Partner Acro: 
Intro to Partner Acro
New to Partner Acro? Ready to learn or review the basics?
this class will teach you the basic terminology and fundamentals of Partner Acro and teach you how to safely Spot, Fly and Base.  Comprehensive yet easy to understand instructions will allow you to get started on basic poses and their variations until you’re ready to stitch them together into your first training sequence!

Acro-Yoga w/ Props (Advanced)
Confident with Partner Acro? Ready to combine Acro and Object Manipulation?!
This curriculum will overview the fundamentals of object manipulation and introduce how it’s theories relate and combine with Partner Acro.   Heightened attention will be placed on prop positioning, transitions and sequencing so students discover routines ultimately with the intention of lighting their props on fire!

Therapeutic Partner Yoga
This class is a must take for movement artists wanting to expand their partner body therapy techniques.
Students will learn sequences where they safely lead their partners through effortless, gravity defying stretches which play on natural body alignment and ergonomic positioning. This class combines breath-work, thai massage, partner yoga and partner stretching to curate a truly restorative partner therapy experience.