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Education


2017

MFA in Dance

Arizona State University, Department of Dance, Tempe, AZ


2010

BFA in Dance and Choreography

Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Dance, Richmond, VA



SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS


2016 – 2017

-Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Film, Dance and Theatre Special Talent Award

-Katherine K. Herberger Scholarship in Film, Dance and 

Theatre


2014-2015

-Arizona State University Graduate University Grant



GRANTS


2017

-Space Grant (worth $1500) at San Diego Dance Theatre. This space grant offered me room to teach a five-day Post-Modern Contemporary based workshop to the San Diego community.  In addition, this space grant gave me the studio time to develop, create, and present an evening length piece that took place on the last day of the residency.  


2016 – 2017

-City of Tempe/Arizona State University Partnership Grant ($5000). ASU Professor Mary Fitzgerald, recent ASU graduate Allyson Yoder, and ASU graduate students Jamey Garner and myself initiated a collaborative project, Bridging the Divide: a youth and elders creative collaboration, that includes ASU Dance students and residents in the Tempe retirement community, Friendship Village. The guiding vision involves cultivating mutually beneficent relationships between older and younger adults as an avenue to foster intergenerational engagement.

-Student Enrichment Grant ($950) – Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – School of Film, Dance and Theatre. I received this grant to travel to Washington, D.C. to present at the National Dance Education Organization’s Annual Conference.




Performances of Choreographed Work


2017

Clear as Mud: Consumerist Fuck Tart

Group work (evening length)

San Diego Dance Theatre Space Grant Residency

White Box Live Arts

San Diego, California 


2017

PTSD: Pretty Traumatic Sexual(ity) Disorder Parts 2 and 3

Duet Work

Performances:

-West American College Dance Association

Modesto Junior College Performing Arts Center

Modesto, CA

-Bodies on Bodies

Independent Media Center in Urbana

Urbana, Illinois 


2017

the epic of a queer puerto rican trying to make it through their white-bred life

Group Work (evening length)

Graduate Thesis Show

Nelson Fine Arts Center

Tempe, AZ  


2015

Faggot

Solo Work

Experimental Art Night

Phoenix Center for the Arts

Phoenix, AZ


2015

why do all the stupid things I say/do look like the stupid things I’ve said/done before?

Solo work

Fall Dance Graduate Showcase


2015

I’m tired of being la otra

Solo work

Association for Joteria Arts, Activism, and Scholarship Conference

Herberger Institute for the Arts

Phoenix, AZ


2015

Consumerist Fuck Tart

Solo Work

Expressions at Impulstanz 

Vienna, Austria



2015

CRUZ CONTROL: A manIFESTO OF SORTS, or something, or whatevs…: parte tres

Solo work

Experimental Art Night

Phoenix Center for the Arts

Phoenix, AZ


2015

PTSD: Pretty Traumatic Sexual(ity) Disorder

Group work

Spring Dance Graduate Showcase

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ



2013

And Frolic

Duet work

30th Annual Choreographer’s Showcase

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD


2012

Other Side of Someday

Solo work

The Latin Choreographer’s Showcase

Dance New Amsterdam

New York, NY


2011

Other Side of Someday

Solo work

Performances:

-Whiskey and Elephants

Grace Street Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

-BHPhotos Choreography Showcase

Creative Center for the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

-Philly Fringe Festival

The Performance Garage

Philadelphia, PA


2011

What’s Up?

Duet work

Chicago Fringe Festival: On the Fringe

Meridian Stage

Chicago, IL


2010

The Past Two Months of My Life

Solo work

THEM AND NOW: Ishmael Houston-Jones with Chris Cochrane and Dennis Cooper

New Museum

New York, NY


2010

And Don’t You Forget It!

Solo work

The Latin Choreographer’s Showcase

Dance New Amsterdam 

New York, NY




Performance Highlights

THEM (2013-2010)

Concept by Ishmael Houston-Jones, Chris Cochrane and Dennis Cooper

Performances:


2013

TAP: Theatre de auditorium de Poitiers 

Poitiers, France


REDcat Theater

Los Angeles, CA  


2012

Teenage Hallucination Festival

Centre Pompidou

Paris, France


Tanz Im August Festival

Berlin, Germany


2011

Spring Dance Festival

Utrecht, Netherlands, Holland


American Realness (part of APAP)

Henry Street Arts Settlement

New York, NY


2010

Performance Space 122

New York, NY


2010

A Statement About Being

Choreography by Christian von Howard

National College Dance Festival

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington, D.C.


2009

There’s So Much Mad in Me

Choreography by Faye Driscoll 

Past/Foward, American Dance Festival

Reynolds Theater

Durham, NC


2009

Morango

Choreography by Geri Houlihan 

Mid-Atlantic American College Dance Association 

Hollins, University

Roanoke, VA


2008

Sky Kisses Earth

Choreography by Meisha Bosma

Danceplace

Washington, D.C.


2007

Underdog/Underbelly

Choreography by Monica Bill Barnes

Grace Street Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA



Teaching and Instructional Activities


2017

Instructor for four-day residency 

San Diego Dance Theatre

San Diego, California 


2017

Instructor for Post-Modern Contemporary: Articulating the Spine

West American College Dance Association 

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, CA


2017

Instructor for Articulating Pop Culture: A Creative Practice

West American College Dance Association

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, CA


2017

Instructor for Post-Modern Contemporary 1

Arizona State University Department of Dance

Tempe, AZ


2017

Instructor for Creative Tools and Practices

Arizona State University Department of Dance

Tempe, AZ


2016

Instructor for Jazz 1

Arizona State University Department of Dance

Tempe, AZ


2016

Instructor for Ballet 2

Arizona State University Department of Dance

Tempe, AZ  


2015

Instructor for Introduction to Dance

Arizona State University Department of Dance

Tempe, AZ


2015

Instructor for Modern 2

Arizona State University Department of Dance

Tempe, AZ


Apprenticeships


2016

3rd Year Undergraduate Creative Practices class.

Arizona State University 

Mentor: Mary Fitzgerald

This apprenticeship focused on community-based dance as a creative practice. 


2015

2nd Year Undergraduate Creative Practice Class

Arizona State University

Mentor: Mary Fitzgerald

This apprenticeship circulated around site-specific dance as a creative practice.


2015

First Year Graduate Movement Practices 1

Arizona State University

Mentor: Becky Dyer

This apprenticeship explored the movement exploration available through Laban Movement Analysis, and what LMA has to offer for creating, teaching, analyzing, and notating movement.