Research/Creative Interests

My dual research agenda is situated in the fields of dance science and contemporary dance. My dance science research focus is on the application of somatic theories to dance training, performance, and prehab, as well as the utilization of dance to promote health and wellness. My contemporary dance research is centered on how site-specific dance making in global contexts can foster community engagement and understanding of disciplinary, geographical, and cultural contexts.

Research/Creative Needs

Data collection, database work, & kinesthetic studio assistant.

Mentoring Style

  • Typically one-on-one
  • One-on-one or in small groups, depending on the project
  • I sometimes work with multiple students; some of them on the same project

Currently looking for a student to apply and work in these programs

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
  • Endowed Grant
  • Elon College Fellows
  • Honors Fellows
  • Lumen Prize application
  • Any program/opportunity

I can mentor a student enrolled in 4998/4999 hours during these semesters

  • Summer Session I 2024
  • Summer Session II 2024
  • Most Fall/Spring semesters – email me to ask

Student Qualifications

  • Dance science majors
  • Dance majors
  • I am particularly interested in mentoring students from historically marginalized populations.

Little bit more info:

I am a published scholar, a certified and registered yoga teacher at the E-RYT 500 level, a registered somatic dance educator with ISMETA, and a Balanced Body comprehensively trained Pilates educator. I’ve presented my artistic and dance science research at national and international dance conferences since 2000 and taught at Dance Ireland in Dublin, Ireland, as part of their Healthier Dancer Days in 2018, 2020, & 2022. I am the author of “Somatics in Action: A Mindful and Physical Conditioning Tool for Movers”, published by Handspring Publishing and released in October of 2017. Mentoring undergraduate students is a true joy for me and I love helping to develop the next generation of dance researchers.

Interested? Please email me to request more information.