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BFA Dance Performance

 Kent State Univeristy

 

Adjunct Faculty 

University of Mount Union

Adjunct Faculty 

Youngstown State

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EDUCATION

Kent State University: Kent, OH
BFA Dance Performance: 2006 Magna Cum Laude 

 

EXPERIENCE

DANCE INSTRUCTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER                        

University of Mount Union: Alliance, OH: 2013-2019

Absolute Dance Company, Avon Lake, OH: 2011 - 2018                       

MAX Dance Pro LLC: Canton OH: 2014-2017

Canton Ballet: Canton, OH: 2013

Youngstown State University: Youngstown, OH: 2013

Footnotes, Northfield, OH:  2012 - 2014

A Time to Dance, Canton, OH: 2012 - 2014

Magnificat Summer Dance, Rocky River, OH: 2011, 2012

Jill's Danceshop, Cortland, OH: 2012

Players Guild Theatre, Canton, OH: 2011-2014

Studio 82, North Royalton, OH: 2011

Stage Left, Canfield, OH: 2011Carolina Dance Capital, Charlotte, NC: 2010-2011 

Next Step Dance, Concord, NC: 2009-2012          

Dance Trap, Concord, NC: 2009-2010        

Lewis Hall Studio, Ravenna, OH: 2006-2009      

The Dance Centre by Heidi Glynias, Rocky River, OH: 2006-2009      
  • Faculty Advisor for the Dance Centre Association
  • Developed and implemented student organization for competitions,

     teams duties, communications, and maintenance.

Reach Out and Dance, Cuyahoga Falls, OH: 2006-2008         
  • Implemented National Dance Institute Technique to lower income elementary schools.
  • Training seminar with the Richmond Ballet Out Reach Program.



CHOREOGRAPHY          

Anything Goes: University of Mount Union: Alliance, OH 2019

Quilters: University of Mount Union: Alliance, OH 2018

Closing Ceremony Performance: Canton Idol: Canton, OH: 2018

Little Shop of Horrors: University of Mount Union: Alliance, OH 2017

Dance Fundamentals 02 Showcase: University of Mount Union Gala: Alliance, OH 2015-Current

Dance Fundamentals 01 Showcase: University of Mount Union Gala: Alliance, OH 2013-Current

A Christmas Carol: University of Mount Union: Alliance, OH 2015

Hot and Cole: University of Mount Union: Alliance, OH 2015

University of Mount Union Gala: Alliance, OH 2015

Annie Jr: St. Pauls, North Canton, OH - Out Reach Program 2015

Intermission Performance: Canton Idol: Canton, OH: 2015

Opening Ceremony Performance: Canton Idol: Canton, OH: 2015

Half Time Shows: Canton Charge, Canton, OH - MAX Dance Pro 

Shrek, "Morning Person" Players Guild: Canton, OH 2014

   • REVIEW Canton Repository: http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140517/News/140519319

   • REVIEW  Art Watch:  http://artwach.blogspot.com/2014/05/love-at-first-fart.html

Closing Ceremony Performance: Canton Idol: Canton, OH: 2014

Opening Ceremony Performance: Canton Idol: Canton, OH: 2014

Intermission Performance: Canton Idol: Canton, OH: 2013

Opening Ceremony Performance: Canton Idol: Canton, OH: 2013

Willy Wonka  Jr: St. Pauls, North Canton, OH - Out Reach Program

Peter Pan  Jr: Arts Academy, Canton, OH - Out Reach Program

NAJ Music performance for BET's 106 and Park: Charlotte, NC: 2012

Players Guild Summer Theatre, Canton, OH

Seussical Jr: Players Guild Summer Theatre, Canton, OH - Summer Camp: 2012                        

Wishes Jr: Players Guild Summer Theatre, Canton, OH- Tiny Tot Theatre - Tint Tot Theatre: 2012

There's No Place Like Oz: Players Guild Summer Theatre, Canton, OH- Tiny Tot Theatre: 2011

Opening Ceremony Performance: Canton Idol: Canton, OH: 2012

"Dance Hall Life" Ananda Center Choreographers Showcase: Massillon, OH: 2012

Cinderella: Stardust Theatre: Canton, OH: 2012

BLUE: Stepped On:  LAA Academic Scholarship Kent, OH: 2011                     

The Glee Workshop: Players Guild Performing Arts Academy, Canton, OH: 2011 

Beauty and the Beast: Lorain Community Theatre, Lorain, OH: 2008



AWARDS and HONORS

Choreography Award: "Falling for You" Nexstar: 2014

Visually Stunning Award: "Jar of Hearts" StarQuest: 2014

Critics Choice Award: "Watch Me" Onstage New York: 2012

Nominee for Golden Guild Rising Star: "Jesus Christ Superstar" Players Guild, Canton, OH: 2011

Featured Dancer: Dance Plug: March 30-April 13th, 2011

Scholarship: Shock the (Dance) Intensive: 2010 

Best Choreography: Dance Machine: "Poison Ivy" 2010

Most Entertaining: West Coast Dance Explosion: "Fashion Police" 2008
Choreography Award: Dynamite: "Fashion Police" 2008
Best Lab Show Set Design: "Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas" Kent State University: 2006
Best Student Choreographer: "Touch" Kent State University: 2006
Represented Kent State University at American College Dance Festival: "Touch" Kent State University: 2006
Outstanding Student Choreographer by Alpha Psi Omega: "Graffiti83" Kent State University: 2005
Outstanding Dance Major by Alpha Psi Omega: Kent State University: 2005
Scholarship: Kent State University Theatre/ Dance: 2005
Jazz World Congress, Costa Rica: "Damn Right I Got the Blues" Kent State
University: 2004

 

PROFESSIONAL DANCER

RED Company real.edge.dance: 2012-2014

  • RED Concert Series: 2013

  • RED Concert Series: 2012

Players Guild Theatre, Canton, OH: 2011-Current

  • Legally Blonde

  • Hairspray "Tammy"

  • Wizard of Oz "Jitterbug"

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

EleKtriK Dance Crew, Charlotte, NC: 2010-2011

  • Monsters of Hip-Hop Showcase

  • Individual dance scholarship from Shock the Intensive

Millennium Dance Charlotte, Charlotte, NC: 2010-2011

  • NASCAR/Speed Street

  • AT&T Spec Commercial http://vimeo.com/13171735

  • ADIDAS Spec Commercial http://vimeo.com/12002946

Split Second Sound SSSExpress Dance Team, Charlotte, NC: 2009-2010

  • Re-Grand Opening of Discovery Place Science Museum.

  • NASCAR/Hendrick Motorsports Christmas Party

 

MISCELLANEOUS 
 

Judge 

That's Entertainment Dance: 2012

Porthouse Theatre, Cuyahoga Falls, OH: 2009  
The Dance Center by Heidi Glynias, Company Auditions: 2008
Nan Klinger Excellence in Dance, Company Auditions: 2008

 

 

Model/Choreographer

MAX Dance Pro LLC: Website 

"Math and Science Movers" Text Book, Canton, OH: 2013

Life Touch: Canton, OH: 2012

Classic Handbook 2011: Lebo's Inc Corporate Office, Charlotte, NC: 2010-2011

 

Box Office 
  

College
National Dean's List 2005, 2006
President's List 2003, 2005
Dean's List  2004, 2006
Golden Key Honor Society 2004, 2005
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society 2003
VP Delta Gamma Sorority 2004
Award of Merit- KSU Dance Ensemble 2005
Three-year member of KSU Dance Ensemble

Directed "Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas"



High School
Four Year Arts Merit Award in Dance and Theatre 2002
National Dance Champion at AmeriDance 2002
National Cheer Champion at AmeriCheer 2002
Four Year Letter for Glen Oak Gymnastics Team
Gymnastics State Qualifier 2001, 2002
Director of Senior Drama Class Play 2002
Thespian Society 2002
Most Versatile Dancer 2001
National Dance Champion at Tremaine 1999
Orange Bowl Half Time Show 1998

Photography Russ Weiher

Photography Russ Weiher

Photography Russ Weiher

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