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EDUCATION 

MFA - University of California, Los Angeles, CA

BA - Connecticut College, New London CT BA 

AWARDS

  • New England Foundation for the Arts, New England Dance Fund - 2019

  • Resident Artist, Works on Water, Governor’s Island - 2018

  • Asylum Arts Small Grant – 2017/18

  • Indiana Arts Commission Grantee- 2017/18

  • New Original Works Artist, REDCAT – 2016

  • WDAA Choreolab Participant - 2016

  • Indy Convergence Artist – 2015, 2016

  • Culture Lab Commission - 2014

  • CHIME Grant Recipient – 2013

  • Asylum Artist Residency - 2013

  • Djerassi Resident Artist Program - 2012

  • Yaddo Artist-in-Residence—2010, 2011

  • Dragon’s Egg Residency – 2009. 2010, 2011

  • Movement Research at Judson Church—2009

  • UCLA Hothouse Residency - 2008

  • Saint Joseph Ballet Commissioning Grant— 2008

  • Women on the Way Festival— 2004, 2006

  • RAW Artist, Shotwell Studios – 2006

  • Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant – 2004

  • Clorox Mini-Grant for the Arts – 2004

  • Yerba Buena Choreographer’s Festival – 2003

  • Choreography featured in Gala Concert ACDF – New England Region – 2000

TEACHING

  • Trinity College – Assistant Professor of Dance (2018-present)

  • University of Indianapolis – Guest Faculty in Social Practice and Performance​ (2018-present)

  • Ball State University – Assistant Professor of Dance (2014-2018) 

  • Old Dominion University – Guest Artist (2017)

  • Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA  - Lecturer (2011-2014)

  • Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA – Visiting Lecturer (2012)

  • University of California at Los Angeles, CA – Lead Instructor (2006-09)

  • University of California at Berkeley, CA – Lecturer (2006)

PERFORMANCES 

My new work, Dance of the Future, explores the legacy of early modern dance at sites in New England, focusing specifically on ideas of the pastoral and connections to the land.

 

  • Works on Water/Underwater NYC Resident Opening, Governor’s Island, NY, NY

  • Best of New Shoes, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

Parade2017 is an investigation that uses the physical structure of the parade and its unifying social function to make new, publicly engaged, movement art works.

  • Parade: 3 Channels, Ohio University, Athens, OH

  • Parade: TARP (A 3 channel video Installation), Altadena, CA

  • Parade: House Life, Artist in Residence at House Life Project, Indianapolis, IN

  • PARADE2017, Collaboration with No Exit Performance, Garfield Park, Indianapolis, IN

  • Concrete Sunglasses, Old Dominion, Norfolk, VA

  • Choreolab, WDAA Conference, UDLAP, Puebla, Mexico

  • Pop up Parade, Indianapolis Fringe Fest, Indianapolis, IN

  • Pop up Parade, Start for Art Luncheon (Keynote Chairwoman of NEA Jane Chu), Indianapolis, IN

  • Solo Parade Study with Hat

    • Going Dutch Festival, Elgin, IL

    • WDA Global Summit, Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

    • JC Your Moves Fest, Jersey City, NJ

    • River West Flow Fest, Indianapolis, IN

  • Parade: Monument Circle, Indy Convergence, Indianapolis, IN

  • Weekly Processions, Big Car’s Spark: Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN

Couds and Claves/Plastic Flow is series of group improvisational scores embodying the instability of glacial landscapes. 

  • New Original Works Fest, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

  • Ball State Dance Theater, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

  • Alexx Makes Dances/Pappas and Dancers, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

  • Catalyst 2013, Diavalo Space, Los Angeles, CA

  • High Velocity Series, Electric Lodge, Venice, CA

  • SCRamble, South Coast Rep, Costa Mesa, CA

  • Speed Dates and Hook Ups, Iridian Arts, Los Angeles, CA

a dance concerning itself with history and memory attempts to understand the ways we collect, archive and curate the past.

  • a dance concerning itself…, Motion Pacific, Santa Cruz, CA

  • Alexx Makes Dances/Pappas and Dancers, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

  • Gertrude Pearlman Theater Presents Pappas and Dancers, Gertrude Pearlman Theater, Punta Banda, Mexico

  • Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, Santa Cruz, CA

  • New Shoes, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

  • Risk/Reward Festival, Actor’s Repertory Theater, Portland, OR

  • Studio Series Spring 2012, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

  • Cal Poly Faculty Concert, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

  • Body Stories, Craftswoman House, Pasadena, CA

  • Dragon’s Egg Presents 2011, Construction Company, New York, NY

  • Dragon’s Egg Presents 2010, Construction Company, New York, NY

  • Work in Progress Showing, Pieterpasd, Los Angeles, CA

Called “compelling” and “mesmerizing” by the Los Angeles Times, Monster is theatrical, monstrous creatures, invented folk dances, and probing questions about Jewish identity, shame, and what it means to be a victim and a victimizer.

  • Monster, M-1 Singapore Fringe Fest, SINGAPORE

  • Monster, Berkshire Fringe Fest, Great Barrington, MA

  • Monster, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

  • Monster, Glorya Kaufman Theater, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Movement Research at Judson Church, Judson Church, New York, NY

  • Monster – Workshop Showing, Connecticut College, New London, CT

  • Women and War, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

  • Skin, Shared show with Nina Haft and Company, Shawl-Anderson, Berkeley, CA

  • New Work, Saint Joseph Ballet, Santa Ana, CA

  • Microscopic Histories, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Emerging: Above Ground, Diavalo Space, Los Angeles, CA

  • Culture Crossing, Glorya Kauffman Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Limmud LA, Jewish Cultural Conference, Orange County, CA

  • Dance Under Construction Conference, UC Davis, Davis, CA

  • Actions of Transfer: Transnational Women’s Performance, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Handmade, Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Anatomy Riot, Zen Sushi, Los Angeles, CA

  • Critical Moves, Greene Street Studios, Boston, MA

  • Limmud LA, Jewish Cultural Conference, Orange County, CA

  • Jewish Woman and Her Body, Youngstown, OH

  • Imagining Bodies: Landscape, Memory, Community, Tallinn, ESTONIA