collaboration

2016-present: Adult Artist, Rising Youth Theatre

Current

  • Bodies Are Magic! (2018-2019)

    Everyone has a body, and most people have complicated relationships with their bodies. In a world where body shame and self-hate is a tool of oppression, white supremacy, and patriarchy, experiencing joy in our bodies is a radical act. Bodies are Magic! invites an exploration the body as a space of joy, power, and liberation, inviting all participants and audience members to rejoice in the magic of their own bodies. (Description from Rising Youth Theatre Website)

Past

  • Light Rail Plays (2017, 2018)

    This project pairs youth artists one-on-one with adult professional artists to create 5 minute, 2 person plays on and around our public transit system. Using a wide range of theatrical elements, including music, dance, circus, and masks, this is a transformative community experience not to be missed. (Description from Rising Youth Theatre Website)

Facilitation

Past

2014: Co-facilitator, Leaders and Followers Workshop

  • Two hour workshop exploring youth leadership through movement. Co-Facilitated with Jasmine Benton. César Chávez Youth Leadership Institute. Tempe, AZ

2013  Co-facilitator, Participatory Theatre and College Sex Culture

  • Training workshop for student advocates (Devils in the Bedroom & I ALWAYS Get Consent) on the use of Theatre of the Oppressed to educate students about sexual wellness and rape culture.

  • Co-facilitated with Sabra Nuel, Gustavo Rivera, & Lynn Parry. Fieldwork for Theatre for Social Change (THP 482). Instructor: Asantewa Sunni-Ali. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

Teaching

Current

Jan 2019-Present: Creative Movement Teaching Artist, Rising Youth Theatre

  • Vista College Prep, Kindergarten & First Grade

Past

Sep 2016-April 2017: Instructor, Intro to Kids Jazz and Hip Hop

  • Phoenix Center for the Arts. Phoenix, AZ.

May-July 2015: Assistant  Dance Teacher, Performing Arts Abroad

  • Varium Escola de Dansa, Barcelona, Spain.

May 2014: International Volunteer, Movement Exchange          

  • Aldea SOS Orphanage, Malambo Orphanage, Danilo Pérez Foundation, University of Panamá. Panama City, Panamá