Academic Specialties and Other Interests
I am the director of the dance program housed in the department of Theatre and Dance. I teach courses in dance technique, dance composition and anatomy/somatics/kinesiology for the HEAL program. I am passionate about using art for positive social change. As a choreographer I have been engaged in addressing social justice issues and I love collaborating with students on these projects. I also believe it is crucial to help students work safely and efficiently with their bodies by teaching them about how their bodies work, injury prevention, focusing/relaxation techniques, and healthy lifestyles.
I have been teaching at Beloit College for many years and love it because of all the ways I get to learn with and from the students! I enjoy the many opportunities to work with students as they find their passions and make progress toward their goals. I have repeatedly said that the best thing about Beloit is the students, and one of the things I appreciate most is how supportive they are of each other. I am also constantly inspired by their willingness to tackle difficult issues head on.
In my free time I enjoy relaxing with family and watching movies or T.V., listening to music and eating great food (I also have a slight addiction to popcorn). In the winter you can find me on the ski slopes and in the summer I love being outside doing all sorts of activities as long as it’s in the sunshine!