EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Dance

Mills College, Oakland, California                                       


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Dance

CSU Long Beach, California      


Associate of Arts Degree (AA), Studio Art

Cabrillio College, Aptos, California

CERTIFICATES


Appreciation for Dance, Consulate of Indonesia

Pilates, Turning Point Studios

Body Balanced Body Master Instructor

Balanced Body Barre

YogaFit Level 1, 2, 3,4, Pre/Post Natal

Spinning®, Mad Dogg Athletics

Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Performance Enhancement Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM )

First Aid/CPR/AED, American Heart Association

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EXPERIENCE

BALI BODY PILATES, Santa Cruz, CA

Owner/Operator April 2017 - Present

Private & Semi Private Pilates Training, Workshops, Retreats

CABRILLO COLLEGE, Aptos, CA

Guest Choreographer Fall 2016

Contemporary Dance & Balinese Dance Fusion


MISSION COLLEGE, Santa Clara, CA

Dance/Physical Education, Adjunct Faculty 2014 - 2016

Courses: Contemporary Dance, Pilates, Yoga


COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO, San Mateo, CA

Dance/Kinesiology, Adjunct Faculty 2006 - Present

Courses: Pilates Instructor Certificate Program (Mat, Reformer, Apparatus, Anatomy), Modern Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Yoga

Key Contributions:

  • —As a Faculty Advisor for the dance club, I’ve worked with students to produce bi-annual dance concerts, flash mobs, and community events
  • —Established Pilates Instructor Certificate Program
  • —Awarded Innovation Grant of$8,736 for Anatomy in Motion course
  • —Built relationships with local leaders in the fitness industry
  • Inter-departmental collaborations with Architecture and Video classes
  • For more key contributions, please refer to the "Leadership" section bellow


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,Santa Cruz, CA

Pilates Instructor 2011 – Present

Teaching Pilates classes

 

AGILE MONKEY PILATES STUDIO,Santa Cruz, CA

Senior Certified Pilates Instructor 2013 - 2014

Instructing private and group Pilates mat and equipment classes

 

BALANCED BODY UNIVERSITY, Sacramento, CA

Master Teacher and Spokes Model 2010 - Present

Pilates Mat, Reformer, Apparatus, Barre, and Anatomy


WICKED THE MUSICAL, San Francisco, CA                                              

Pilates Instructor 2009 – 2010

On-site Instruction in Pilates, Yoga, Dance Conditioning, and Injury Prevention for the cast and crew


KIMPTON HOTELS, San Francisco, CA

Flash Mob Choreographer 2009 - 2010

  • Created and taught choreography to general managers which was performed at their 2010 “Housekeeping Olympics”
  • Created and taught choreography for all VPs nation-wide to perform at thier general managers conference in Scottsdale, AZ 2010. Rehearsals took place both virtually and in-person on the day of the event.

MILLS COLLEGE, Oakland, CA

Teaching Assistant 2006 – 2008

  • First teaching assistant to be given the privilege of teaching a course independently. The Pilates/Dance Conditioning course was so popular, it was offered for three consecutive semesters.

  • As the Teaching Assistant for both Hip-Hop and Elementary Ballet, led students in warm ups, demonstrated exercises, and instructed the courses as a substitute when the primary teachers were unable to attend class.

  • In the ‘Mapping B’ (Group Choreography) and ‘Degas and the Dance’ (Dance History) Teaching Assistant positions I primarily ordered, prepared, and operated video and sound equipment.

  • As a member of the “Video Archiving Team”, I helped transfer and organizing over fifty years of video footage from VHS to DVD

CLUB ONE, San Francisco, CA

Master Trainer / Pilates Multi-Site Director 2003 – 2008

Teaching personal training, Pilates, and group exercise classes

Key Contributions:

  • Evaluated and mentored instructors leading to increases in clientele and retention.
  • Increased club Pilates revenues from 1% to 33% net profit
  • Established loyal clientele in both Private, Semi-Private, Group Exercise & Personal Training sessions
  • Became the “go to” trainer for actors and dancers performing at the Orpheum Theater:
  • Designed and established the first “Ballet Core” class at Club One in 2004
  • Spokes Model for website, billboards, and other marketing materials

TURNING POINT STUDIOS, Walnut Creek, CA

Pilates Instructor 2002 – 2004

  • Taught customized private, semi-private, and group classes
  • Successfully trained a wide variety of clientele ranging from students with hip replacements, your average office worker to a pre-olympic ice skater
  • Assisted instructor training workshops as needed

CENTER STRENGTH, Berkeley, CA 

Pilates Instructor 2002 – 2003

  • Taught Pilates in a rehabilitative setting with physical therapists, craniosacral therapists, and massage therapists on staff. Shared clients, which created a reciprocal learning environment that was very informative and motivating.
  • Worked with clients who were pregnant, recovering from herniated discs, knee injuries (i.e. post ACL reconstruction, chondromalacia patella syndrome), low back pain, and more.

OAKWOOD ATHLETIC CLUB, Lafayette, CA

Personal Trainer  April 2001 – July 2004

Conducted private, semi-private, and group personal training and Pilates classes with a focus on functional training for a very athletic clientele base.


DANCE PERFORMANCE HISTORY - see Dance


CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Pilates Method Alliance Conference, 2016
  • Pilates on Tour, Sacramento 2015
  • Cudamani Dance Workshop, Bali, Indonesia 2014
  • Innovations in Pilates, Bali, Indonesia 2014
  • Balanced Body Barre Faculty Training, 2013
  • Balanced Body Faculty Training: Anatomy in Three Dimensions, 2012
  • Balinese Music & Dance “Artist in Residence”, Bali, Fall 2010
  • Yoga Journal Conference, 2010
  • Balanced Body University Faculty Training, Part II, 2010
  • Balanced Body University Faculty Training Part I, 2009
  • Spinning® Certificate Training, Mad Dogg Athletics, 2009
  • Closing Achievement and Proficiency Gaps through Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction, 2009
  • Club One: Adv Biomechanics, Client Assessments and Programming Workshop, 2005
  • Pilates On Tour, SF, 2004 & 2005                                                                                             
  • International Association of Dance Medicine Conference, 2004                                                    
  • Erik Franklin 2-Day Pelvic Floor Workshop, 2004                                                                        
  • NASM Optimum Performance Training, 2004                                                                               
  • Body-Mind-Spirit Scoliosis Pre-Conference, 2003                                                                          
  • Body-Mind-Spirit Conference, 2002 & 2003

 

LEADERSHIP

  • Kinesiology Advisory Board Chair, College of San Mateo, 2013, 2014
  • CSM Program Improvement Grant for “Anatomy in Motion”, 2013
  • CSM Vending Fund Event Grant, Music & Dance of Bali, 2013
  • CSM Advisory Board presentation: Kinesiology CTE program update, 2012
  • CSM Teach-In Education Rally, Dance Coordinator, March 4th 2010
  • Effective Fundraising for Board Members with Kim Klein, 2010
  • AXIS Board Diversity Training, 2010
  • CSM Diversity in Action Event Grants, AXIS Dance Company Performances & Workshop, 2009, 2010, 2013
  • @One Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning, 2009
  • (STOT) Structured Training for Online Teaching, 2009
  • Member, Pilates Method Alliance
  • Member, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Member, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science