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Pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Western Kentucky University - M.A. in Folklore Studies and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
Public Sector Track (cultural centers, museums, education, cultural conservation)
Research focus: Dance Ethnology, Identity, Postcolonialism.
Western Kentucky University - Bachelor of Arts Honor’s Area Study Major: Interdisciplinary Arts Education (Emphasis in Dance Education)
Magna Cum Laude, Graduate of the Honors Program
Honors Senior Thesis Title: Belly Dance as a Means of Dance Therapy for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Final Project: Raíces Identity in Movement - An integrated Hispanic arts and culture educational program
2011 Women of Achievement Award in Arts, Bowling Green Human Rights Coalition
2010 Recipient of the WKU International Reach Award
Smithsonian Latino Center 2009 Latino Museum Studies Program Fellow.
2009 Recipient of the Archie Green Student Conference Travel Stipend from the Public Programs Section of the American Folklore Society.
2009 Recipient of the Esther Fund, Wurster, and Salisbury scholarships.
2009 Recipient of the Kentucky Foundation for Women’s Artist Enhancement Grant
2006 Recipient of the Kentucky Foundation for Women’s Art Meets Activism Grant to provide a belly dance course for survivors of sexual assault, in an effort to allow the women to regain contact with their bodies and improve self-esteem.
Awarded with a Graduate Student Travel Research Grant, Honors Program Scholarship, Honors Program Research and Professional Development Grants, Zuheir Sofia International Scholarship, and Latin-American Student Association Book Scholarship. Designated Dean’s Scholar from Spring 2004 to Fall 2005, and President’s Scholar for Spring 2006 at Western Kentucky University.
Summary of qualifications
Ø Dance Training
o Nine years of training in Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop and Folk Dances at the National School of Dance, D’Art Academy and Teresa Mann School of Dance – Panamá.
o Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap courses at the Theatre and Dance Department – Western Kentucky University.
o Extensive training in Latin American Dances (including Salsa and Tango) and Middle Eastern Dances.
o Ballroom Dance Instructor Training
Ø Pertinent College-Level Courses
o Music Education, Art Education, Comprehensive Arts Ed., Dance and Rhythmical Activities for the Elementary Teacher, Acting, Play Production in the Schools, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psych., Human Anatomy & Physiology, Safety & First Aid, Kinesiology, Child Development, Motor Development, Dance in Culture, Performing Arts Management, Supervised Independent Research: Dance Anthropology, Dance Therapy, and Dance Pedagogy.
o Graduate-Level Courses: Folklore Genres, Folklore Fieldwork, Visual Anthropology, Feminist Theory and Social Change, Supervised Independent Research: Theory of Dance Anthropology, and Middle Eastern and North African Dances.
Ø Languages: Fluent Spanish and English speaker. Advanced Italian.
ØRed-Cross First-Aid and CPR Certified
ØAFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
ØCertified Advanced Zumba Instructor
ØMember of the American Dance Therapy Association.
Ø Community Involvement – Bowling Green, Kentucky
o Guest Artist and Volunteer - Hope Harbor Center for victims of Sexual Assault.
o Guest Artist and Latin American Boot Coordinator – Bowling Green International Festival.
o Dance Instructor, Youth Mentor, Interpreter - Hispanic Center “La Esperanza”.
Ø Community Involvement – Miami, Florida
o Ayuda Miami, Inc.
o Miami Emerging Arts Leaders
SAMPLE AND MOST RECENT DANCE PERFORMING AND CHOREOGRAPHING EXPERIENCE
September 5th, 2009 - Global Fest - Glasgow, KY
July 4th, 2009. Belly Dance Extravaganza with guest artists at La Trattoria Da Lina - Panama City, Panama.
January 2009 - Triball Belly Dance at Indigo with Paola Olaskoaga - Panama City, Panama.
November 2008 – Present – Dancer at Anna’s Greek Restaurant – Bowling Green, KY.
December 3rd, 2008 – Choreographer, Dancer – Impromptu Dance – Latin Dances – WKU Modern Languages Department Awards Ceremony.
November 17th and 19th, 2008 – Choreographer, Dancer - Impromptu Dance – Latin Dances and Belly Dance – WKU International Education Week.
August 27th, 2008 – Choreographer, Dancer - Impromptu Dance Dance – Bowling Green International Festival, KY.
August 9th, 2008 – Choreographer, Dancer – Impromptu Dance – North African Folk Dance and Fusion Belly Dance – Global Fest, Glasgow, KY.
June 7th, 2008 – Producer, Choreographer, Dancer – Impromptu Tribal Belly Dance – La Casona, Panama City, Panama.
April 26th, 2008 – Zumba & Belly Dance instructor – Power Club Aerobics Marathon – Causeway, Panama City, Panama.
December 14th 2006 – Belly Dance Solo and Tango piece performer – Miami Fitness Holiday Bash – Miami Children’s Museum.
September 13th 2006 – Belly Dance Solo performer, and Zumba group demonstration leader at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Wellness Center Promotional Event.
July 21st 2006 – Performer and Latin Dance Workshop Instructor at the Western Kentucky University Alumni Association Board yearly Dinner Gala.
March 3rd 2006 – Writer, Choreographer and Performer for the Modern Dance Solo/Belly Dance Trio Moving Words, movement set to instrumental music over the words of a poem contrasting the posture and movement of a traumatized victims versus a confident woman. Presented at Take Back the Night 2006, a celebration for survivors of sexual violence.Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY.
September 24th 2005 – Choreographer and Performer at the Bowling Green International Festival. 10-dancers Reggeaton piece. Salsa workshop Instructor.
August 26th 2005 – Coordinator of, and Salsa Instructor and Performer at, Salsa Under the Stars, attended by over 200 students, WKU.
June 1st 2005 – Performer at the contact-improvisation dance trio “Listen to the Music of your Soul.” Performed to live music at the Van Meter Theatre, Bowling Green, KY.
April 22nd to 26th 2005 – Guest Artist at An Evening of Dance 2005 by the WKU Dance Company. Dancer, Costume Designer and Choreographer for the tango piece Tango para Cuatro.
April 6th 2005 – Dancer and Choreographer for the tango piece A work in Progress at the International Night at WKU.
March 4th 2005 - Choreographer and Dancer for the 12-dancers tango, modern and salsa piece Dancing the Story of Healing from an Abusive Relationship. Performed at Take Back the Night 2005, Van Meter Theatre, Bowling Green, KY.
November 12th 2004 – Salsa Instructor and Performer at the WKU fundraising event Up ‘Till Dawn in benefit of St. Jude’s Hospital Research Fund.
September 22nd 2004 – Dancer and Choreographer for Tango Duet and Group Salsa piece at the Bowling GreenInternational Festival 2004.