M.F.A. Dance, University of Washington
B.A. Dance, Ohio University
2018- present Professor of Dance with tenure, Graduate Faculty, Texas Woman’s University
2008- 2018 Associate Professor of Dance with tenure, Graduate Faculty, Texas Woman’s University.
2002- 2008 Assistant Professor of Dance (tenure track), Graduate Faculty, Texas Woman’s University.
2000- 02 Teaching Assistant, Dance Department. University of Washington.
Courses Taught Regularly at TWU since 2008
DNCE 5222 Art of Remembering: Composing the Body in Space and Time
DNCE 5211 Workshop in Somatic Practice
DNCE 5913 Culminating Projects I and II
DNCE 5301-5311 Studies in Modern Dance
DNCE 5913/5903 M.F.A. Independent Project mentor
DNCE 5222 Spontaneous Choreography/Improvisation
DNCE 5973 Professional Paper
DNCE 3151-61 Intermediate/Advanced Modern Technique
DNCE 3193 Experiential Anatomy for Dancers
DNCE 4151-61 Advanced Modern Technique
DNCE 4182 Concert Choreography
DNCE 4393 Contemporary Issues in Dance
2019 Member, Qualifying Exam Committee, Denise Purvis. June 2019.
2019 Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Robin Conrad. To Move and Be Moved: Interrelationality In/Between Dancing Bodies. April 2019.
2017 Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Ali Duffy. Women Leaders in Dance: Six Women Artistic Directors of Regional American Dance Companies Discuss Community Engagement, Dance Education and Negotiating Personal Responsibilities. June 2017.
2016 Member, Qualifying Exam Committee, Jemin Kim, Department of Biomechanics: Lead Professor Dr. Young Joo Kwon.
2015 Member, Qualifying Exam Committee, Beatrice, Ayi.
2014 Member, Qualifying Exam Committee. Darrah Carr.
2013 Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Candace Salyers. This Land is Your Land: Performing Philosophy in an American Terrain.
2013 Member Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Nina Martin, Complex Choreography: Spontaneous Ensemble Dance Improvisation in Performance.
2011 Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Tamara Ashley Moving with the Earth: Site-Sensitive Dance in Transition.
2010 Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee. Becky Dyer. Narratives of Teaching and Learning in Dance: Portraits of Reflection, Identity, Self-Change and Empowerment.
M.F.A Culminating Projects
Major Professor for the Following Culminating Projects/Professional Papers:
2019 Pacheco, Claudia. “Cahuachi: Transforming and Architectural Space to Concert Dance USing Somatic Practice and Mental Imagery.”
2019 Pattiwael, Jonathan. “Performing Social Interactions: Participatory Action Through Creative Activities.”
2018 Alvarez, Roberto “Making Dance to Understand My Identity, Transforming Gayness and Eros into Dance.”
2017 Bierly, Tiffany. “Dancing with Embodied Memories.”
2016 Miller, Lauren. “Dancing and Consciousness: Revealing the Mind of Dancing through Language and Movement.”
2015 Hunter, Brittany. “Fostering Musical Awareness through Rituals of Subjective Listening.”
2014 Bailey, Erin. “Cultivating and Energetic Framework: Energizing Performance Quality and the Dance Making Process.”
2014 Coleman, Whitney. “Expanding Creativity Through the Investigation and Application of Four Choreographic Methods.”
2013 Aufiero, Gabrielle. “Gender as Impetus: Exploring Gender Habits for the Construction of Contemporary Dance Choreography.”
2013 McCorkle, Amanda. “Imaging Choreography, Connecting Literature and Dance Through the Artistic Process.”
2013 Reed, Stephanie. “Moving from the Page to the Stage: Translating the Written Word into the Solo Dancing Body.”
2013 Schieffer, Lauren. “Enriching Dancemaking: Creating a Choreographic Practice Model Via Choreographic Provocations.”
2012 Davis, Amie. “A Living Memento: Gathering Stories and Objects as Choreographic Fodder. December 2012.
2012 Pelaez, Lourdes. “Exploring Connection Between Somatic Experience and Choreographic Process.”
2011 Caulkins-Clouse, Crysta. “Fitting in the Fun: A Conceptual Framework for Dance Making Processes.”
2011 Cumbie, Matthew. “Queer Identity in Improvisational Dance Performance: Exploring Gender, Self-Fashioning, and Other.”
2010 Bethany Nelson. “Relational Aesthetics in Site Specific Dance Making: Exploring Locational Identity, Interactivity, and Accessibility.”
2008 Martin, Nina. “Dance Improvisation: Theory and Practice.”
Yonkey, Marcy Jo. “Green Dance, Site Specific Performance as Environmental Activism.”
2008 Wiezcorek, Nicole. “An Exploration of the Efficacy of the Ballet Barre Work to Performance of Center Floor Work.”
2008 Schlecte, Lauren Brooke. “The Phenomenon of Confidence in the Dance Making Process.”
Advisory Committee Member for the Following Culminating Projects/Professional Papers:
2019 Mondragon, Reyna. “Storytelling as a Foundation For Three Sourcing Strategies: Body Reading, Sound Sensing, and Rhythm Responding.”
Sovetts, Ashlea. “Using Marit Dewhurst’s Social Justice Art Education Strategies to Analyze the Creative Process: Translation, Reflective Discussion and Collaborative Facilitation.”
2018 Nygaard, Martheya. “Distortion: Aesthetic Philosophy.”
Walker-Willis, Cylene. “Rightness: The Use of Conscious Shaping to Develop a Dance About Anxiety.”
2016 Orji, Alicia. Making Connections: Three Strategies to Enhance Performance.”
2016 Johnson, Melissa. “Using Improvisation to Enter Into the Choreographic Process Not Knowing the Outcome.”
2016 Dosal Nadia. “Developing a Latina Voice through Dancemaking: Using Personal Narrative, Salsa and Musical Collaboration.”
2015 Johnson, Terrence, “‘Rehearsaling’: The Investigation of Play within Personal Rehearsal Process.”
2015 Falcone, Angela. “Total-Body Integration: Developing Awareness and Dialogue Strategies for Drill Team Dancers.” May, 2015
2014 Eisenhauer, Morgan. “Creative Devices: Generating Content Through the Unknown.”
2014 Sanderson, Melissa. Engaging Contributions: Inviting Collaborative Engagement into a Dancemaking Process Through Methods for Generating and Organizing Content.
2014 Lopez, Brittany. “The Body as a Site: An Experimental Dancemaking Exploration in Inside Out.”
2013 Yankee, Megan "Catching Flies with Honey: Strategies for Welcoming Non-Dancer Audiences into Concert Dance Performances."
2013 Cox, Elyse. “Disorientation as a Choreographic Method to Encourage Immediacy in Performance.”
2012 Boomer, Whitney. “Associations of Home: Exploring Private and Public Space in the Making of “Homemade Dance Project,” A Site (Specific) Dance Work.”
2012 Jackson, Amanda. “Housing Intimacy, An Approach to Creating Site-Specific Dance.”
2012 Rowley, Julie, “Discovering Creativity: A Transformational Pedagogy for the Private Dance Studio.”
2012 Knight, Meredith. “Reaching Responsibility: Improvisation as a Guide for Enhancing Productivity in the Workforce.”
2012 Quinonez, Imara. “Solo Portraits: Constructing and Deconstructing Solo Dance Making” April, 2012.
2010 Martin, Scott. “Digi-Site: Creating Spaces of Engagement through Dance and Technology.”
2010 Zamora, Jose. “Investigating Personal Artistic Process; The Integration of Dance-Making and Pedagogy through Engagement, Community, Time Negotiation and Reflection.”
2010 Sloan, Lily. “Sourcing, Creating, Sharing: A Method for creating Site Specific Performance.”
2010 Thompson, Melissa. “The Solo Dance Performance Process: A Sharing of Questions, Answers, and the Roles between Choreographer and Performer.”
2009 Morgan, Ilana. “Empowerment in this Dance? You Love it? I Hate It!: Instructor and Student Together.”
2008 Clancy, Adrienne. “Learning Through Partnerships, Uncovering How Interactions with Others Affect the Creation of Dance.”
2008 Peterson, Kimberly. “B-Sides: Independent Record Labels and the Representation of Dancers.”
2008 Oppenheimer, Jennifer. “Integrating Dance as a Competitive and a Creative Act: The Culmination of Two Different Territories.”
2008 Newton, Sarah. “Fusing Performance Processes, Weaving Acting Techniques into the Performance of Dance.”
2008 Yount, Andra. “Developing a Performance Pedagogy: Integrating Movement Principles into the College Creative Writing Workshop.”
Other Scholarly Teaching, Mentoring and Curricular Achievements
2019 Learning the Land Walking Tour. Facilitated and mentored nine TWU student collaborators in social practice art project about the history of TWU as a place with guest artist Molly Sherman.
2018 Arts Diplomacy Residency Tour. Teaching and performing with Bebe Miller Company. Sponsored by DanceMotion/USA and the U.S. Department of State. Six cities in Columbia and Peru.
Creative Residency. The Making Room. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. Fringe Arts, Philadelphia.
2017 Creative Residency. The Making Room. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. Jacob’s Pillow, MA.
2017 Creative Residency. The Making Room. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.
2017 Creative Residency. The Making Room. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. Smith College. Northampton, MA.
2016 Creative Residency. The Making Room. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.
2014 Faculty sponsor, TWU Leman Awardee: Erin Bailey.
2014 Faculty Mentor for Whitney Coleman, “Expanding Creativity Through the Investigation and Application of Four Choreographic Methods.” TWU the Creative Arts Research Symposium.
Refereed Publications or Other Creative Achievements
In the professional and academic dance worlds, creative agency resides on both sides of the performer/choreographer duality. In the section, “Peer Reviewed Dance Performances” peer-reviewed performances in which I played a generative role either as a performer or choreographer or both are listed in chronological order. My role in each work’s generation is indicated in each item.
Peer Reviewed Presentations:
2016 Presentation and Performance: “What am I doing in this dance? A failed conversation about the multiple layers of performance.” Co-presented with Matthew Henley. Engagement: Symposium of Philosophy and Dance Texas State University, San Marcos.
2013 Panel Coordinator: “When Distinctions Collapse: Questions for the Teaching and Coaching of Choreography, Improvisation and Performance in Academia.” World Dance Alliance - Americas Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada
Peer Reviewed Publications:
2009 “Building a Technique Class in a post-Contact Improvisation World.” Co-authored with Jordan Fuchs. Contact Quarterly. Vol 34, #1. Winter/Spring, 2009.
Commissioned Dance Performances
2018 Middlebury College, In a Rhythm. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. Middlebury, VT.
2018 Columbia College Dance Center, In A Rhythm. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. Chicago, IL.
2018 On the Boards. In A Rhythm. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. Seattle, WA.
2018 New York Live Arts. In A Rhythm. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. New York City.
2017 Secondary Surfaces Redux. Dance film. Directors Roma Flowers and Nina Martin. Performer. Official selection for Rio Webfest. Brazil
2017 The Wexner Center for the Arts. In A Rhythm. Bebe Miller Company. Performer. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
2016 ClancyWorks. Duet in Mercury, Light, Blood. Washington, D.C. Choreography.
2016 Out of the Loop Festival. Suite 111. Watertower Theater, Addison, TX.
2015 Dance Now Festival Twentieth Anniversary. Change Agents and Cell Division.
Performer and co-creator with Erin Reck and Amii Legendre. Joe’s Pub, New York City.
2015 Innovators in Performance. Summoned, Not Planned. Performer and co-creator. Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation.
2015 WanderLust; A Dance Concert produced by Flatlands Dance Theater. Acts of Absence. Artistic director, choreographer, performer. Lubbock, TX.
2015 American College Dance Festival and Conference. On Dappled Things…Performer. Choreography by Matt Henley. Lubbock, TX.
2014 Dance Fusion Festival. Collin College. On Dappled Things…Performer. Choreography by Matt Henley. Plano, TX.
2014 Dance Gallery Festival. Sam Houston State University. Stupid Is a Bad Word. Performer. Choreography by Colleen Thomas and Adriane Fang. Huntsville, TX.
2014 University of South Florida. Under (2011). Tampa, FL. Choreography.
2014 New Genre Festival. Acts of Absence. Artistic Director, Choreographer, Performer.
Tulsa Performing Arts Complex, Doenges Theater. Tulsa, OK.
2013 Dance+ Festival. In the Wide Deep Wake in All That is Passing…Choreographer and Performer. Conduit Dance Center. Portland, OR.
2012 Bethany Nelson/ Meredith Lyons. Untitled. Philadelphia, PA. Choreographer.
2012, Cultivate Dance Festival Profusion. Choreographer and Performer. Colonial Theater. Bethlehem, NH.
2012 Bebe Miller Company. Commissioned conversation with Darrell Jones. Contribution for premier of A History (2013).
2012 Perpetual Motion Dance Company. Raw Material. Oklahoma City, OK.
2011 By A Committee of Style. Spaces: A Constellation. Choreographer and Performer. Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex. Houston, TX
2011 The Houston Fringe Festival. Drift: With Trio. Choreographer and Performer
2011 Mam-Luft Company/ Dance. Under (2010) and Raft (2006). Cincinnati, OH.
2011 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival. Artistic Director of concert including the following works:
Green (Area premier) Choreographer Colleen Thomas. Performers: Sarah Gamblin and Heidi Henderson
Drift (Area Premier) Choreographer and Performer: Sarah Gamblin in collaboration with Shiny Around the Edges
Under (2010) Choreographed by Sarah Gamblin. Performed by Big Rig Dance Collective.
2011 Texas Christian University. Under (2010). Fort Worth, TX. Choreographer.
2010 The New Genre Festival. In But Not Here. Choreographer and Performer with Jordan Fuchs. Tulsa, OK.
2009 The Foreman Festival at the Imago Theater. Untitled. Choreographer and Performer. Portland, OR.
2009 The Flea Theater. In But Not Here. Choreographer and Performer with Jordan Fuchs. New York City.
2008 Fusebox Festival, In But Not Here. Choreographed and Performed with Jordan Fuchs. Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, TX.
2008 Out of the Loop Festival. Artistic Director. Watertower Theater. Addison, Texas
Bend/Pop (premiere). Choreographed by Sarah Gamblin. Performed by Sung-Hun Lim Meghan Cardwell-Wilson and Sarah Gamblin
In But Not Here . Choreographed and Performed by Sarah Gamblin and Jordan Fuchs
If It Were Not So Sweet. Choreographed by Sarah Gamblin. Performed by Out on a Limb Dance
2008 University of Montana. On Vast Plains: Some Questions (2008)
2019 In Formed Radio. “Dance for Radio.” KUZU 92.9FM. Dance performance and interview for radio program/podcast.
2019 Greater Denton Arts Center. Solo (in progress). Choreographer and Performer.
2018 Dance UpClose. Dance Studio Theatre. Great Mystery, Big Thing. Choreographer.
2016 Day of the Dance. Rising, Requiem, Sleep. Choreographer and Performer. Composer, Sarah Ruth Alexander. Black Box Theater, Denton, TX.
2016 Dancemakers. Duet in Mercury, Light, Blood. Choreographer. Margo Jones Theater, Texas Woman’s University. Denton, TX.
2016 Arts All Night. Duet in Mercury, Light, Blood. Choreographer. Patterson-Appleton Center for the Arts. Greater Denton Arts Center. Denton, TX.
2015 Dancemakers. Sojourn and Breath. Choreographer. Margo Jones Theater, Texas Woman’s University. Denton, TX.
2015 Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. Verge, Redux. Co-creator and performer Darrell Jones. Margo Jones Performance Hall. Denton, TX.
2014 Texas Dance Improvisation Festival Summoned, Not Planned. Performer and Co-creator with Amii LeGendre. Sam Houston State University. Huntsville, TX.
2014 Dancemakers. Study with Foam Rollers. Choreographer. Margo Jones Theater, Texas Woman’s University. Denton, TX.
2013 Dancemakers. Remembering. Choreographer. Margo Jones Theater, Texas Woman’s University. Denton, TX.
2012 Dancemakers. Chopin Suite. Choreographer. Margo Jones Theater, Texas Woman’s University. Denton, TX.
2011 Dancemakers. Da-Da-Dum. Choreographer. Margo Jones Theater. Texas Woman’s University. Denton, TX.
2011 Impulse. Music and Dance Durational Performance. Performer. University of North Texas. Denton, TX.
2011 Lander’s Machine Shop with Hentai Improvising Orchestra. Music and Dance Durational Performance. Performer. Fort Worth , TX.
2010 Cross-Pollination at Dan’s Silver Leaf. An evening of interdisciplinary dance, film and music. Producer, choreographer, performer.
2010 Dancemakers. Under. Choreographer. Margo Jones Theater. Texas Woman’s University. Denton, TX.
2008 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, In But Not Here. Choreographer and Performer with Jordan Fuchs. Seattle, WA.
2008 Dancemakers, Too. On Vast Plains: Some Questions. Choreographer. Dance Studio Theater. Texas Woman’s University. Denton, TX.
2008 Shift: A Choreographers Showcase. Bend/Pop. Choreographer and Performer. Washington, D.C.
2008 Ultra Extra Arts Mix at the Greater Denton Arts Council. Choreographer and Performer. Bend/Pop.Denton. TX.
2018 Interdisciplinary Collaborative Initiative. TWU Social History Walking Tours. Collaboration with designer Molly Sherman and the TWU Departments of Dance and Visual Art. $2,000.00
2017 Faculty Development Leave Award. Leave granted to development a series of solo developed along with internationally recognized artists Bebe Miller, Nina Martin and Amii LeGendre. The project will utilize an innovative dancemaking method termed “Eventing.”
2016 Art Place America, National Creative Placemaking Fund. Project title “Crossing Bell.” Co-conceived with Matthew Henley and Rosemary Candelario. $325,000 [Denied, May 2016]
2015 WanderLust Dance Concert, produced by Flatlands Dance Theater. Commission Funded: $2000.00
2014 Faculty Scholarship Enhancement Award. School of the Arts, $500.
2014 Faculty Development Grant. Irene Dowd’s June Teachers Workshop, New York City $1500.00
2014 Living Arts of Tulsa. Grant for production and travel of “Acts of Absence” an evening length work. Commission Funded: $2000
2013 Faculty Scholarship Enhancement Award. School of the Arts: $500.
2013 Oregon Ballet Theater. Teaching Commission: $700
2013 Conduit Dance Center. Dance + Residency. Funded: $500.
2012 Lyons/Nelson Project. Commission Funded: $500.
2012 Cultivate Dance Festival. Artist’s fee: $200.
2012 Conduit Dance Center. Artist’s Fee: $140.
2012 Faculty Scholarship Enhancement Award. School of the Arts: $500.
2012 A Committee of Style. Performance Commission: $500.
2012 Travel Assistance Award. Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. $600.
2012 Perpetual Motion Dance Company. Commission Funded: $350.
2011 Texas Christian University. Commission: $1000.
2011 Faculty Development Award. Office of Associate Provost. $1500.
2011 Mam-Luft Company. Funded Commission: $850.
2011 Conduit Dance Center. Artist Fee: $300.
2011 Out of the Loop Festival. Artist fee. $250.
2010 University of North Texas. Artist fee. $600.
2010 Faculty Scholarship Enhancement Award School of the Arts: $500.
2010 University of North Texas. Artist fee: $1500
2009 Faculty Scholarship Enhancement Grants: $500
2008 University of Montana. Artists Fee: $ 800
2008 University of Hawaii. Artist fee: $1500
Selected Dance Performance Reviews in Nationally Recognized Newspapers Since 2002
(In Substitution for Book Review Section)
April 8, 2018 “While she was speaking, the dancers—Michelle Boulé, Christal Brown, Sarah Gamblin, Angie Hauser, Bronwen MacArthur, and Trébien Pollard—began to articulate luscious strands of choreography. Equally magnificent sweeping across the stage as they were standing still, it was clear that this was a group of experts; their years of experience having chiseled movement down to its barest essentials, leaving only the beautiful accuracy of physical truths.”
Joanna Furnans, See Chicago Dance.
March 19, 2018 “The way the performers do the movement is remarkable. Though clearly choreographed, they move as if discovering these gestures for the first time, as if each decision were of the moment rather than rote memory…The choreography turns from suspended float to jarring hop to lilting crawl, each moment imbued with detail, accented by a quick shake of the foot or a subtle change in focus. Gamblin’s wild spontaneous energy contrasts with Bronwen MacArthur’s easy malleability and Pollard’s loping, soaring calm. Angie Hauser’s open playfulness differs from Michelle Boulé’s private intensity.”
Kaitlin McCarthy, City Arts Magazine.
February 23, 2018 “But it’s the members of Miller’s ensemble who demonstrate the geographic spread of terrific dance intelligences; her dancers (Michelle Boulé, Christal Brown, Sarah Gamblin, Angie Hauser, Bronwen MacArthur, Trebien Pollard) live, teach, choreograph, and perform all over the U.S. and abroad.
Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice
February 27, 2016 “It didn’t get much better than the opening number, Sarah Gamblin’s poetic Dance #111, in which the Texas Woman’s University professor, feet planted, slowly and deliberately shifted into different poses by swaying and curving her body.”
Manuel Mendoza, The Dallas Morning News
July 13, 2013 “Sarah Gamblin’s very well-made dance, [was] direct but more explosive and determined to undermine the balance of Gamblin and Johnson as they raised legs at angles just difficult enough to look uncomfortable or bounced against the floor, heavily enough to make me wince.”
Barry Johnson, Oregon Arts Watch, (web)
August 15, 2011 “The ‘trio’ didn't steal anything from Gamblin's dancing; the spotlight was all hers. Her movements ranged from vulnerable to strong and back again. She exuded a confidence that was beautifully juxtaposed against the music's erratic sensibility. Her 15-minute piece didn't feel long enough; it left you wanting more.”
Abby Keonig, Houston Press, Art Attack Blog
May 5, 2008 "Sarah Gamblin and Jordan Fuchs’ duet “Not in But Here” had a rich, full quality, largely due to Gamblin’s ability to carve through air with every available inch of her body. Even her fingertips are part of the dance."
Clare Croft, The Austin American-Statesman
March 17, 2008 “Cool to the point of icy was Sarah Gamblin's Bend/Pop. Three women in shiny red pants lie on the floor, spinning their legs around. Once up, they cut a swath of space, swinging arms and legs with the razor alertness of praying mantises.”
Margaret Putnam, The Dallas Morning News
March 17, 2008 Not In But Here, choreographed and performed by Mr. Fuchs and Ms. Gamblin, was a fascinating display on detachment, where the two occupy the same space but barely acknowledge the other's existence. When they do bump into one another, Mr. Fuchs lifts his partner as though barely grazing the air.
Margaret Putnam, The Dallas Morning News
October 10, 2007 “Sarah Gamblin’s Sonic Bowls of Yum-Yum was straight out strange, aided by sounds of shrieks, purrs, oohs and eerie wind whistles, Defiant, Ms. Gamblin plays a cat and mouse game with the musicians as she tumbles, stretches, flings her body around a stool or goads Mr. Lit with a glare.”
Margaret Putnam, The Dallas Morning News
National Level Service
2019 External Reviewer. Barnard College. Reviewed the Promotion and Tenure Materials for Associate Professor in Dance.
2018 External Reviewer. University of Iowa. Reviewed the Promotion and Tenure Materials for Associate Professor in Dance.
2018 External Reviewer. University of Nevada. Reviewed the Promotion and Tenure Materials for Associate Professor in Dance.
2018 External Reviewer. University of Utah. Reviewed the Promotion and Tenure Materials for Associate Professor in Dance.
2018 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master Class. Middlebury College,
2017 American College Dance Festival. Invited guest teacher for festival faculty.
2017 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master Class. Dance Exchange. Washington, D.C
2017 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master Class University of Maryland. Baltimore, MD
2016 Panel Coordinator and Facilitator. Form in Question Symposium on Ensemble Improvisation. Coordinated diverse panel of presenters to reveal philosophical connections between long-standing ensemble improvisational practices.
2016 Facilitator. Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation. Facilitated faculty performance for faculty concert.
2016 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master Class. Mam-Luft Dance Summer Intensive. Cincinnati, OH.
2016 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master class. Dance Place. Washington, D.C.
2015 Guest Artist and Teacher, Master class. Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation. Seattle, WA
2015 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master Class. Mam-Luft Dance Summer Intensive. Cincinnati, OH
2014 Guest Artist and Teacher. Guest Residency. University of South Florida. Tampa, FL.
2014 Guest Teacher, Barnard College, New York City, NY.
2012 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master Class. Cultivate Dance Festival. Bethlehem, NH.
2012 Guest Artist and Teacher. Guest Residency. Conduit Dance Summer Intensive. Portland, OR.
2012 Guest Artist and Teacher. Guest Residency. Perpetual Motion Dance. Oklahoma City, OK.
2011 External Reviewer for University of Colorado. Reviewed the Promotion and Tenure Materials for Assistant Professor in Dance.
2011 Guest Artist and Teacher. Guest Residency. Mam/Luft and Company Dance. Cincinnati, OH.
2011 Guest Artist and Teacher. Guest Residency. Conduit Dance Summer Intensive. Portland, OR.
2011 Guest Artist and Teacher. Guest Residency. KT Niehoff and Seattle Professional Dancers. Seattle, WA.
2009 External Reviewer for Utah Valley University. Reviewed the Promotion and Tenure materials for Assistant Professor.
2008 Guest Artist and Teacher, Master Class. Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation. Seattle, WA
2008 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master class. Conduit Summer Dance Festival. Portland, OR.
2008 Guest Artist and Teacher. Guest Residency. University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
2008 Dance Faculty. Fargo Public Schools Performing Arts Camp. Fargo, ND.
2007 Member, Bates Dance Festival 25th Anniversary Gala organizing team, 2007. Assisted the nationally recognized Bates College Dance Festival Gala Celebration organizers in setting up and implementing gala activities.
Regional Service Activities
2019 Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. Coordinator.
2019 American College Dance Festival. Guest teacher. Texas A&M, College Station.
2018 Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. Co-host, coordinating member. Texas Woman’s University.
2018 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master Class. Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts. Dallas, TX.
2018 Guest Artists and Teacher. Master Class. Arlington Heights High School. Arlington, TX
2017 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master class. 254 Festival. Waco, TX.
2017 Guest Artist and Teacher. Master Class. American College Dance Association Conference. Collin College. McKinney, TX
2017 Dance Adjudicator: “All University ‘Sing’” Competition. Baylor University. Waco, TX
2017 Denton Black Film Festival. Festival volunteer. Customer experience volunteer.
2017 Indivisible Denton, Steering Committee. Strategizing and guiding the mission of grass-roots political organizing to develop community infrastructure that supports progressive advocacy and civic engagement.
2009-18 Coordinating Committee. Texas Dance Improvisation Festival.
2017 Embodied Spiritual Practices, teacher. Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Developed and teaching of community classes sharing somatic practices. 2017
2016 Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Chair of Lifespan Faith Development Council. Coordinating volunteers and classes and raising funds. 2016- present.
2016 Artists’ Enclave of Denton. Day of the Dance Concert. Concert co- producer and coordinator.
2016- City of Denton Library Board appointee. Serving on the Board of the Denton Public
2018 Library System.
2016 Greater Denton Arts Council, Arts All Night, dance performance coordinator. Curated a 30-minute program of dance featuring TWU Dance students.
2016 Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton Black Film Festival Pre-fest, dance performance coordinator. Curated a 30-minute program of dance featuring TWU Dance students benefiting the Denton African American Scholarship Fund.
2015 Guest Artist and Teacher. Guest Residency. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, TX.
2015 Co-organizer, Teacher. Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. Texas Woman’s University.
2015 Teacher. Texas Dance Improvisation Festival at Texas Woman’s University,
2015 Guest Teacher, American College Dance Festival and Conference. Texas Tech University.
2015 Greater Denton Arts Council, Arts All Night, dance performance coordinator. Curated a 30-minute program of dance featuring TWU Dance students.
2014 Guest Teacher, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. Sam Houston State University.
2013 Guest Artist and Teacher. Guest Residency. Oregon Ballet Theater Summer Intensive. Portland, OR.
2013 Teacher. Texas Dance Improvisation Festival Travel to San Marcos, Texas to serve the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival.
2013 Guest Teacher. American College Dance Festival. Sam Houston State University.
2012 Teacher. Texas Dance Improvisation Festival Fort Worth, TX.
2012 Co-Curator/Adjudicator: Dance Plus Series. Conduit Dance Center, Portland, OR
2012 Guest Teacher. American College Dance Festival. Texas A&M University. Laredo, TX.
2011 Guest Teacher. American College Dance Festival. University of New Mexico, San Marcos, NM.
2011 Teacher. Texas Dance Improvisation Festival Travel to San Antonio, TX
2011 Guest Artist/ and Teacher. Guest Residency. Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX.
2010 Guest Artist and Teacher. Repititeur Bebe Miller’s “Blessed” (1996). University of North TX.
University Level Service
2018-21 Faculty Co-Lead. Health and Well Being Initiative: Movement Theme. Design and implementation of campus-wide activities promoting accessible, joyful movement.
2018-19 Member, Interdisciplinary Minors sub-committee. Reviewing and developing interdisciplinary minors for the College of Arts and Sciences.
2014-2017 Member. Undergraduate Council, Program review committee, core course review committee. 2014-present.
2012- present Member. Student Code of Conduct Committee.
2015- present Member. Faculty Development Leave Review Committee.
2015-16 Member, Strategic Priorities Planning Committee.
2015 Chair, Graduate Program Review Committee. Master of Arts Program in Visual Art.
2009-12 Member, Curriculum Committee.
2011-13 Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee.
2006-09 Member, Academic Assessment Advisory Committee.
School of the Arts Level Service
2019 Arts Walk Facilitator and Coordinator.
2018-20 Peer Review Committee, Department of Visual Arts
2016 Member, search Committee. Department of Visual Arts
2013-14 Member, Search Committee. Department of Visual Arts.
2007 to 2011, 2013 Member, Arts Triangle Committee. Co-organizer and contributor of evening walking tour featuring works from all of the departments of the School of the Arts. Audience reached about 300.
Department Level Service
2018 Peer Review Committee Chair. Jordan Fuchs. Department of Dance
Peer Review Committee Member. Dr. MAtthew Henley Department of Dance.
2018 Applicant: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Initiative. TWU Social History Walking Tours.
2011-present Chair, Dance Practices Committee. Develop department level outcomes and advancement criteria for each level of Modern and Ballet techniques. Develop and implement advancement procedures. Lead annual placement audition. Develop and implement daily grading standards.
2004-present Liaison and Facilitator, American College Dance Festival. Annual registration, hotels, travel, festival liaison, budget, student coordination.
2016, 2009 Co-organizer, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival at TWU. Organizing teaching schedules, publicity, facilities, guest artist invitation and lodging, performances and jam safety and standards.
2011- present Member, M.F.A. Committee. Coordinate and develop curricular strategies and standards.
2013- present Mentor, M.F.A. Graduate teaching assistants teaching studio courses. Each semester, visit GTA classes and provide written assessments. Prepare GTA syllabi.
2016- 2018 Member. Strategic Planning Committee. Develop strategic planning priorities and plan implementation.
2014-15 Chair, Dance Search Committee. Director of the undergraduate Dance Major with Education Minor.
2002 –present Member. Recruitment committee. Attend periodic recruitment events at Hubbard Hall: attendance at the BTWSPVA Annual Senior Showcase: travel, teaching and presentation at ACDFA; travel to Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Texas Tech University, Barnard College, University of South Florida, Ohio University and University of Central Oklahoma for teaching Master Classes and speaking
2002 - present Co-producer, Dancemakers Series. Organize, coordinate and produce three dance concerts each semester, presenting the works of 20-45 student choreographers in TWU’s Dancemakers series.
2002- present Mentor, Undergraduate and Graduate student choreography. Attending rehearsals, providing written and verbal critical feedback for students emerging work.
2002- present Advisor to Graduate Teaching Assistant Production Coordinator. Directing and coordinating the production of three students concerts each semester.
2005 to 2011 Chair, Graduate Candidate Selection Committee. Serving as chair to selection process for incoming graduate students.
2008- 2010 Chair, M.F.A. Committee. Curricular visioning, development and implementation of the Master of Fine Arts program.
2007-2008 Chair, MFA Work Group. Chairing and co-writing revision and redesign of the MFA curriculum in collaboration with colleagues Mary Williford-Shade and Jordan Fuchs in response to the 2007 NASD self-study.
2005-present Rotating Chair. Performance Committee. Coordinating the operations and implementation of the Performance and Production component of the Department of Dance. Leading department wide Performance meetings, coordinating the semester student choreography audition process, conceiving and implementing new policies.
2005, 2007, Member, Dance Search Committee.
Membership in Professional Organizations
American College Dance Festival Association
National Dance Association
Dallas Dance Council
Greater Denton Arts Council
Significant Faculty Development Activities
2016 Atlas Syllabus. Technique. Portland, OR.
2016 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation. Five-day workshop studying Contact Improvisation
2016 Body Mind Centering Workshop with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
2016 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation. Five-day workshop with Joy Davis studying Countertechnique®
2015 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation. Onye Ozuzu, Improvisation
2014 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation. Darrell Jones, Dance Improvisation
2014 Irene Dowd Workshop. Dance Kinesiology. New York City.
2012 Cultivate Dance Festival. The Architects. Bethlehem, NH.
2012 Irene Dowd Workshop. New York City.
2011 Teaching Residency with KT Niehoff.
2010 Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation. Five-day Intensives with K.J. Holmes and Susan Rethorst
2009 Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation. Five-day intensive workshop with Benoit LaChambre
2008 Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation. Five-day intensive workshop with Andrea Olsen.