Teaching Portfolio

Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap 2008 – present

Hired in 2008 for the Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program.

Year 1: 3 competitive couples took 1st place in the fox trot, 2nd place in the swing, and 3rd place in the Cha Cha.

Lead Instructor for an 11 week program educating students in 3 styles of ballroom or tap dance

Year 8: I served as Head Ballroom Instructor along with colleague Jacqui Lefevre

Year 10: Appointed as the Northeast Consortium’s Liaison serving as a point of contact overseeing instructors and schools in the 10 – 12 school area.


How Mad Hot made me a better artist

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Schools and Awards

Year 1, 2008: Vieau School (1st in fox trot, 2nd in swing, 3rd in cha cha)
Year 2, 2009: Cass street school, Academy of Learning and Leadership
Year 3, 2010: Clement Avenue School, Escuela Fratney
Year 4, 2011: Macdowell Montessori, Lancaster Elementary
Year 5, 2012: Siefert Elementary (2nd place in all events at competition), Wedgwood School, Elm Creative arts.
Year 6, 2013: Hampton School, Bethune Elementary, Hope Christian, Siefert Elementary.
Year 7, 2014: Seeds of Health, Notre Dame (2nd place Latin Tap, 3rd Place funky tap), Browning Elementary.
Year 8, 2015: Bethune, Trowbridge Elementary, Greenfield Elementary
Year 9, 2016: Bethune, Greenfield, Clement Avenue, Notre Dame
Year 10, 2017: Golda Mier, Milwaukee Excellence, Escuela Fratney, Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy, Northeast Consortium Liaison
Year 11, 2018:
Ballroom: Riverwest School, West Side Academy, Stuart (1st Place Tango), Central Consortium Liaison
Tap: Brown Street, Carters Christian (2nd place Funky), Elm Creative, Central Consortium Liaison
Year 12, 2019:
Ballroom: Sherman, West Side Academy, Bethune Academy, Carters Christian
Tap: Milwaukee French Immersion, Alcott (1st place Tango), Lincoln Middle School


Adjunct Faculty, 2008 – present
Outreach and Community Liaison 2014

Joined Faculty in 2008 teaching 2 sections of Jazz for non-majors

Course load expanded to Jazz for Musical Theatre and Tap 1

Served as the dance department’s Outreach and Community Liaison in 2014, reaching out to area studios and high schools in the interest of recruitment and promotion.

Served as Rehearsal director for 3 visiting artists 2015-2020

Courses Instructed

Dance 115: Jazz 1,  12 semesters
Dance 112: Tap 1,  2 semester
Dance 427: Dance for Musical Theatre II,  1 semester
Dance 490: Repertoire and Ensemble
Guest choreographer Keely Garfield 2015
Guest Choreographer Anna Maria Alvarez 2017
Guest Choreographer Bernard Brown 2019
Dance 327: Dance for Musical Theatre I, Fall 2020

Studio Classes


Milwaukee High School of the Arts 2007

Milwaukee Ballet Faculty 2007 – 2009

Danceworks Studio Faculty 2008 – 2019

Teva Pilates Faculty 2013 – 2104

Classes Instructed

Milwaukee High School of the Arts: Advanced Modern

Milwaukee Ballet School: Jazz level 6, Jazz Level 7, Jazz Pre Academy Jazz – Academy II Jazz

Danceworks Studio: Kids Theatre Dance, Adult Beg-Int Ballet, Advanced Contemporary, Adult Jazz 1, Barre Workout

JCC Teva Pilates: Pilates fused Barre Workout

Danceworks Outreach Faculty 2016 – 2020


Served as a lead faculty member for the Intergenerational Multi Arts Program, also now known as Danceworks Generations.

4 months program of instruction integrating 3-5th grade students and Senior Living Centers in 1.5 hour a week sessions focused in Art making, Dance making, and Collaborative Art making skills.

Programing featured methods such as Timeslips, created by Anne Basting and Visual Thinking Strategies to curate the intergenerational art.

Shift in focus from instruction to documentation, photography, and film making of the Generations program in 2018 – 2020

Resident Artist, Auer Ave School

Resident artist at Auer Ave School 8 week program 2017. This 8 Week course guided 7th grade students through the world of social dance and its origins. Residency culminated in a video project co-created by students basing movement on collective class research sharing social dance styles. Video featured performances and dances by the 7th grade students shown at their graduation cerrimony.

Generations Sites

2016-2017 Teaching Artist
Luther Manor / Emerson Elementary Neeskara / Jewish Home Community Center.

2017-2018 Teaching Artist
uther Manor / Emerson Elementary

2018 – 2019 Visiting Visual Artist
Luther Manor / Emerson Elementary
UCC / Fernwood Montessori
Lloyd Barbee / Milwaukee Catholic Home

2019 – 2020 Visiting Visual Artist
United Community Center / Bruce Guadalupe Elementary
Deerwood Crossing / Granville Lutheran School

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