Vitae

Education

White Cloud Yoga Studio, (Gyrotonics) New York City, 1984-1993
Pilates Studio, New York City, 1972-1984
School of American Ballet, New York City, 1968-1972
Caymichael Patten, Acting, 1992-1993
Chuck Jones, Vocal Instruction, 1991-1992

International Dance Medicine Conference/ 2004,2005,2006,2009,2011, 2013

Marc Heusner/Tao at Play, Seattle, 2007-2011
Eva Nemeth/ Sustainable Movement Method/ 2004-present
Body Balancing with Mark Kane/ 2002-present
Employment

International School of Classical Ballet/ Kirkland, WA/ ongoing classes
City of Angels Ballet, Los Angeles, CA Ballet Instructor, 1997- present

Youth America Grand Prix/Judge 2004-present/adjudicator and instructor

Ballet British Columbia/Vancouver, Canada/ Company teacher and assistant ballet mistress/ November 2007

Ballet Compania Nacional de Madrid/ Guest Teacher 2004
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Guest Teacher, 1998
National Theater Ballet/Narodni divadlo/Prague, Czech Republic/Guest Teacher/2006
Playwrights Horizons, New York City, ballet instructor, 1992-1993
Caymichael Patten Studio, New York City, instructor “Body Awarness for Actors”, 1992-1993
Studio Danzaira/ Holland/Guest Teacher/2006- 2008
Ballet West Academy/ Summer Course 2016/ repertory and instructor

Velocity, Seattle, WA Ballet Instructor, 1999- 2016
Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Open Program, Ballet Instructor, 1993-1999
Seattle Opera, Education Department, Movement for Singers, instructor 1998
American Academy of Ballet/ summer 1994-2012
Steps Studio/ NYC /guest teacher
Cornish College of the Arts/ Preparatory Dance
Spectrum Dance Theater/ to Summer 2009
Prism Dance Theater/ Seattle/ Sept.2008 to June 2010

Northwest Dance Intensive/ Olympia WA/ Summer 2009 to present and *Various intensives and workshops for Park Cities Dance, Dallas TX, Bayer Ballet Academy, Mountain View CA, San Diego Ballet, Wasatch Dance, UT, Ballet Bloch Vancouver BC, Dance Fest, Atlanta GA,

Performance Biography:
New York City Ballet, Principal Dancer, 1972-1993
Guest Appearances include:
Carole Armitage in Concert, Joyce Theater, New York City -1986
Giselle, with Alexander Gudonov -1984
Nureyev and Friends on Broadway -1983

Film Credits include:
“Choreography by Balanchine”, Dance in America, PBS
“Ray Charles in Concert with the New York City Ballet”, Live from Lincoln Center, PBS
“Apollo” with Mikhail Baryshnikov and the American Ballet Theater, PBS
“Balanchine Celebration”, Live from Lincoln Center, PBS
“ Fancy Free” & “Antique Epigraphs”, Jerome Robbins, Live from Lincoln Center, PBS

Presentations:

  • “Shortcuts to Ballet Technique “International Dance Medicine Conference: Stockholm, Sweden/ Nov. 2005
  • “Two exercises designed to facilitate confidence, co-ordination and dimensional integrity” a Movement session for the IADMS Conference in West Palm Beach/ October 2006