B.A. in Dance, Marlboro College, Marlboro VT. 2006.
SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Purchase, NY. 2001.
Associate Director/Choreographer, Dance Show Party Thing, a new immersive show commissioned by Virgin Voyages cruise line, premiering in 2020. Co-directed/choreographed by Ani Taj and Sam Pinkleton. (2018 - present)
Associate Choreographer, Soft Power, a new ‘play with a musical’ by David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori. Leigh Silverman, director. Sam Pinkleton, choreographer. Produced by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles & The Curran in San Francisco. (Fall 2017 - present)
Choreographer, The Other Side of Paradise, Musical Theater Factory 4X15. Ensemble choreography for a short lab experiment of a new musical told through the voice of Zelda Fitzgerald. Written by Angela Sclafani, directed by Hunter Bird. (March 2019)
Movement Director, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Florida Studio Theatre. Directed by Richard Hopkins. (January 2019)
Ensemble & Movement Captain, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Actors Theatre of Lousiville. Directed by Meredith McDonough, choreographed by Sam Pinkleton. (Fall 2018)
Choreographer/solo performer, ROYGBIV Part I, or The Place Where A Star is Born at ‘Moving In Space’ dance series at SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME. (May 31, 2018)
Movement Director, The Real AD Show. Choreographed musical dance numbers for cast of 12 at NYU Abu Dhabi. (Summer 2017)
Performer, The Loon, an original evening length dance-theatre work featuring Robert M. Johanson. Directed by Dan Safer and Witness Relocation. Presented by Abrons Arts Center and JACK. (October 2016/January 2017)
Performer/associate, The Dance Cartel, NYC. Collaboration & performance of original shows On The Floor and Wet Clutch. Ani Taj, choreographer & director. National touring, special events, and video projects. (2013 - present)
Ensemble, The Tempest, Delacorte Theater, NYC. The Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park. Michael Greif, director, Denis Jones, choreographer. (Summer 2015)
Dancer, Dear Evan Hansen choreography workshop. Michael Greif, director. Danny Mefford, choreographer. (February 2015)
Dancer, Better for Night. Teddy Bergman, director. Ani Taj, choreographer. Randy Weiner, producer. Character & choreography development for two workshop & performance labs. (November 2014 & February 2015)
Dancer, Heartbeat. Christopher Janney & Sara Rudner, Gramercy Theater, NYC. Performed Rudner's 1982 improvisational work, alongside musicians Sheila E, Trilok Gurtu, Dave Revels, & Lynn Mabry. (November 2014)
Dancer/choreographer, 'Women’s Works’ annual showcase of female choreographers and performers. Rockport Opera House, Rockport, ME. Presented original choreography. (Summer 2013/14/15)
Guest Artist, Robinson Ballet, Bangor, ME. Performed the role of Maria in "West Side Story." (Spring 2013)
Studio Assistant, PhenomenArts, Lexington, MA. Studio dancer for sound artist Christopher Janney. Assisted with interactive technology called "Sonic Shadow." (2009 - 2011_
Dancer, Lorraine Chapman The Company (LCTC), Boston, MA. Collaboration and performance of Boston & NYC premieres of "Displaced Persons," an evening-length dance theatre work. (2009 - 2010_
Dancer, Sara Rudner & Friends, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. Performed Rudner's dance marathon Dancing on View as part of the Summer Stages Dance Festival. (2008)
Dancer, music video for "Fat Robot" by Sxip Shirey. (Release date January 2017.) Choreographed by Dan Safer. Produced by Witness Relocation. (January 2017)
Dancer, music video for "Capsize" by Frendship featuring Emily Warren. Choreographed by Viva Soudan. Directed/Produced by Alyssa Traitz. (April 2016)
Dancer, Late Late Show with James Corden, Reggie Watts, and The Dance Cartel. (August 2015)
Dancer, music video for "Down on my Luck" by Vic Mensa. Directed by Benjamin Dickinson. Choreographed by Ani Taj. Ghost Robot Productions, Brooklyn, NY. (February 2014)
Dancer, Conan O'Brien show with Reggie Watts and The Dance Cartel. (November 2013)
Dancer, "BOOTAY" music video, Spankrock & Benny Blanco, featuring Santigold and Diplo. Styling & choreography by Leah Mulartrick. (2007)
Advanced Movement Instructor, Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU. Twice weekly class designed to give actors technical tools for movement improvisation and building choreography. (Fall 2015 & Spring 2017)
Teaching Artist, Abrons Arts Center, NYC. Design and teach weekly collaborative composition classes, plus teaching residencies in NYC public schools. (September 2015 - December 2017)
Guest Instructor, Belfast Dance Studio, Belfast, ME. Ballet and Modern technique classes for annual summer intensive. (Summer 2013 - 2016)
Guest Artist, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT. Taught master classes and showed recent work-in-progress. (Fall 2013)
Yoga Instructor, Ironwood Maine. Morrill, ME. Taught weekly yoga classes for troubled teens a boarding school in rural Maine. Emphasis on building self confidence, mindfulness, and self respect. (2013)
Chorus, "The Sky is Blue with Lies," an experimental film written and directed by John Reed. 1980s documentary-style interpretation of Phaedra. Role: Chorus. (November 2015)
Related Skills and Training
Gaga week-long intensive courses (Gaga movement language & Batsheva repertory), NYC. Summer & Winter 2012, Summer 2013.
Maine Island Dance Festival (Countertechnique & collaborative performance), Chebeague Islane, ME. Summer 2013.
Level 1 & 2 Thai massage training, Sunshine School of Massage, Chiang Mai, Thailand. January 2012.
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, South Boston Yoga, Boston, MA. 2010
References available upon request.