Bio/Resume

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Education & Training:
*Penn Foster University. NCSF Personal Traning Certificate.
Expected; July 2014

*University of Massachusetts Amherst. BFA Dance. BA Kinesiology. Graduate; 2012.
Ballet- Tom Vacanti, Modern- Paul Dennis, Jazz & Composition- Billbob Brown, Jim Coleman, Improvisation- Peggy Schwartz

*Dean College- Franklin, Ma. 2008-2009
Ballet- Jeremy Ruth Howes, Modern-Niahila Bellinger, Jazz- Michelle Dasilva Ball, Tap- Jean Wenzel

*Massachusetts Academy of Ballet. Holyoke, Ma. 2007-2008
Ballet- Rose & Charles Flask

*Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public High School (PVPA) South Hadley,Ma. 2004-2008
Ballet- Jen Polins, Noble Barker, Modern- Jodi Falk, Jen Polins, Jazz- Laurice Higgins, Hip-Hop- Laurice Higgins, Jen Weber, Resident Teachers: Stephanie Powell, Jen Weber, Acting- Brian Moorhouse

Teaching Experience:
*Main Street Ballet, Woodbury Ct- /Modern / ballet /jazz / tap / Contemporary / hiphop / 2014-current
*Dance Center of Danvers, Ma: /Ballet/ Tap / Jazz / Lyrical / Acro / Hiphop / Contemporary / Musical Theatre / Competition / 2014-15
*Paulo Friere School of Justice – Holyoke, Ma :: /Contemporary/ modern/ jazz/ HipHop/ Zumba/ Yoga/ 2013-current
*Personal Fitness Coach Wales Ma /2012-current
*PVPA Catalyst Dance Company rehearsals & Workshops: Modern/Ballet/Contemporary/Jazz/ 2013
*University of Massachusetts, Amherst Ma- Intermediate/Advanced Tap/ 2011-2012
* The Academy of Dance Arts, Leominster Ma- Modern/ Ballet/ Tap & Adult Tap/ Musical Theatre/ Contemporary/ 2010-2013
*PVPA, South Hadley Ma- Tap/ 2006-2008
*Jo-Anne’s School of Dance, Palmer Ma- Ballet/ Tap/ Jazz/ Lyrical 2000-2004

**Also taught in many Dance Studio Workshops throughout Massachusetts**

Performances & Choreography:
* Shadows Dance Experience Company
In house choreographer, core company member, promotional model. 2014-current
– Boston, Ma. May Fair. Harvard Square. 2014

*Western Mass Performs Talent Show Choreographed, performed The Life I Chose 2013 & Seeing Without Eyes, Seeing Without a Mind 2014
*The Acdamey of Dance Arts . Leominster, Ma. Annual choreographies in modern contemporary, musical theater, & Tap 2010-CURRENT

*The Sonny & Cher Show (Gregorio ElMonte & Lisa Carter )::
-The Palace Theatre, Waterbury CT- 2013
-Hukelau, Chicopee MA- 2012

*University of Massachusetts Amherst:
+Alive With Dance (AWD): choreographed, Performed, & wrote narrativeEvil Gravity 2012
– performed in AWD2011-2012
+Emerging Choreographer’s Series (ECS): choreographed, performed, & wrote narrative Will Speak 2010/
-performed in Ecs2009-2011
+University Dancer’s: Adrianne Hawkins’ Busy 2011/ Chuck Davis’ Blue Grass Brown Earth 2009

* Amherst College, Ma.
Performance Project Concert: Leah Moriarty’s Something Different 2009

~*°*Choreography Will Speak 2011 WAS INVITED AND HONORED TO perform at The Pulse, Boston 2012 / Trinity College, CT 2011 /
& chosen to represent the UMass Dance Department at American College Dance Foundation for the Arts
(ACDFA) Festival 2011.

*Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School (PvPa):
-Spring Musicals: Bye Bye Birdie as Gloria tap dancing secretary, dance ensemble/chorus 2008/
-FAME as Iris Kelly, dancer & chorus 2005/
-Catalyst Dance Company: Annual Dance Concerts 2004-2008/
– i Choreographed dances
2006-2008
-National high School Dance Festival (Miami, FL)- Stephanie Powell’s African Vibe 2007/ Brown University- Rooms (restage of Parsons Dance Co) 2005/
°Beginning-Advanced Tap concerts: choreographed Bugle Boy, Jump Jive N’ Wail, A’copella, We Will Roack You 2007-2008/
**Miscellaneous PvPa Concerts: “SeNiOrS” 2008 choreographed// ‘Till Another Day” Choreographed & performed// “Random” 2007 performed/

Dance Festivals Attended:
The Pulse Dance Workshop, Boston Ma 2011-2013
Bates Dance Festival, Bates College, Lewiston Me 2009- Full Scholarship
Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive, SUNY Brockport Ny 2009- Full Scholarship
Regional High School Dance Festivals, Brown University RI/ Norfolk VA/ University
for the Arts Pa 2005-2008
National High School Dance Festival, Miami Fl 2006

Awards & Scholarships:
-3rd place (300$) Western Mass Performs Talent Show 2014
-honorary merit certificate – Western Mass Perform Talent Show 2013
-Full Tuition Scholarship- Bates Summer Dance Festival & Bill Evans Dance Teacher Intensive
-Partial Tuition Scholarships- Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, Coker College Summer Intensive, Goucher College Dance Festival

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