Artistic Highlights

  • Strong arts administration and arts marketing foundation.
  • Dance: Over 10 years experience. Specialties in: Ethnic Chinese (including lion dance), Jazz, Lyrical, Modern (including afro-modern), Hip Hop, and Ballet.
  • Circus Arts: Over 10 years experience. Specialties in: Aerial Hoop, Acro-Hand balancing, Contortion, High Wire, Static Trapeze, and Triple Trapeze.
  • Vocal Music: Minor in vocal performance with 3 years private instruction. Specialties in: Musical Theater, Choral, and Opera.
  • Experience with producing, directing, and choreographing.
  • Working knowledge of grant-seeking and grant-writing.

Artistic Experience

Zenon Dance School: Zone Dancer  and Work Study Student                         

2011-2012                                                                    Minneapolis, MN

  • Intensive study and performance program member (auditioned group). 
  • Attended a minimum of 4 classes per week in varying styles (ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and others).
  • Studied with area choreographers including: Stephanie Narlock (2012), SuperGroup (2011) and Jesse Nuemann-Peterson (2010), and performed in repertory pieces.
  • Checked-in students for classes, took payment and registration via cash, check, and credit card.
  • Served as "face of Zenon" and provided friendly service and information to students. 

MN Fringe Festival: Volunteer Box Officer and Usher                      

Summer 2011                                                                      Minneapolis, MN

  • Sold tickets and other festival merchandise, completed box office reconciliation, handled and counted large sums of cash and tickets.

  • Took tickets, handed out programs, solved seating problems, and assured smooth front-of-house operations. 

Young Artists Initiative (YAI!): Volunteer Board Member                                                

2011                                                                                    St. Paul, MN

  • Assisted with strategic planning and management of YAI. Projects included: recruiting local youth and artists for shows, garnering parent-volunteer involvement, and obtaining 501 (c) (3) distinction.
  • Grant seeking and writing. Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Grant Seeking 101 training (Winter 2011).
  • Researched community outreach opportunities.

CAAM and 3C Chinese Dance Theaters: Dancer and Production Volunteer                                 

1998-2005, 2009-2010                                                              St. Paul, MN  

  • Performed ethnic Chinese dances in productions like: Beloved Land and Descendants of the Dragon.
  • Took part in community outreach such as for the Festival of Nations.
  • Designed promotional posters, programs, and pamphlets. 

University of Puget Sound Stage Musicals (UPSStageM!): President, Director, Treasurer  

2005-2009                                                                               Tacoma, WA                                                         

  • As President (2 years) - Delegated responsibilities to executive board members and oversaw all club procedures such as auditions and off-campus activities. Served as producer for semesterly musical revue. Acted as liaison between club and greater campus community.
  • As Treasurer (1 year) - Wrote and defended budgets, oversaw all club spending, and processed disbursement requests.
  • Directed/choreographed musical theater numbers of college students to fit a specific theme. Numbers directed include: “Sugar” from Tick, Tick…Boom, and “Summer in Ohio” and “Nobody Needs to Know” from The Last Five Years.
  • Performed in musical theater roles including: Mimi in “Another Day” from Rent, Jasmine in “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, and Sally in “Mein Herr” from Cabaret.
University of Puget Sound Dorian Singers: Alto Vocalist and Section Leader

2005-2009                                                                                Tacoma, WA

  • Led warm-ups and sectionals for teaching and reviewing music.
  • Sang in choral concerts put on  by the University of Puget Sound School of Music.
  • Intensive sight-singing and tonal memory instruction.

Cirque D’UPS: University of Puget Sound Circus Club: Co-Founder, Vice-President, Performer

 2006- 2007                                                                               Tacoma, WA

  • Taught aerial and ground acrobatic skills to college students.
  • Performed circus shows in outreach performances for the Proctor Farmer’s Market and as the Queen of Hearts in Curiouser and Curiouser.

University of Puget Sound Repertory Dance Group: Dancer                                       

2005- 2009                                                                                 Tacoma, WA

  • Danced in semesterly dance concert in various styles including: lyrical, jazz, and hip-hop.

Circus Juventas Youth Performing Arts Circus: Performer, Coach, Receptionist, Make-Up Artist/Designer, Spotlight Operator 

1994-2006                                                                                   St. Paul, MN

  • Aerial: aerial hoops, triple trapeze, multiple trapeze. Ground: hand-balancing, contortion, dance. Theater/dance/acrobatic integration, and outreach performing. 
  • Instructed basic circus-skills (aerial and ground acrobatics), aerial choreography, created successful acts using children of varying ages and gender, and encourage teamwork.
  • Designed make-up for characters, applied make-up, and instructed make-up application.
  • Recipient of Louis F. Hill Award for Outstanding Senior.

Relevent Coursework

Crisis and Culture: Dionysus and the Art of the Theatre (Fall 2005),  Ideas on Stage (Spring 2006), The  Broadway Musical (Spring 2006), Music Theory I (Fall 2006), Music Theory II (Spring 2007), Survey of Music Literature (Spring 2007), Drama, Film, and Musical Theater (Fall 2007), Jazz History (Spring 2009), 3 years of private vocal instruction (2006-2010), Metropolitan Regional Arts Council: Grant Seeking 101 Workshop (Winter 2011)

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