DANCE STUDIES AT CSUSM

2002 — Current CSUSM Arts Leadership

I have written numerous grants and co/curated (too many to count) public events including performances, lectures, film screenings, workshops and projects for students. Co/sponsors include Dance Studies: Arts & Lectures Series, Black Student Union, National Latino Research Center, LGBTQA Pride Center, Gender Equity Center, Instructionally Related Activities Funds, CHABBS Dean’s Office and the Steve and Laura Wagner and Epstein Family Foundations.

In 2018, the Experimental Dance Project (EDP) was founded alongside lecturer Anya Cloud. The EDP celebrates dance through project-based learning with prominent professional artists across the spectrum of identities. Dancing is always political and social. Through mentorship and deep embodied practices, students interact with dance activists to creatively transform, develop new perspectives and inspire new choreographies.

GUEST ARTISTS INCLUDE:

2023

dohee lee

2022

Joseph “Dyno” Corrales, Randy Ford/Aisha Noir, Edrimael Delgado Reyes

2021

mayfield brooks, Gabrielle Civil, Malesha Taylor, jose e. Abad

2020

Ishmael Houston-Jones, Raja Feather Kelly, Malesha Taylor, T. Lang

2019

LXS DXS collective with Randy Reyes, Stephanie Hewett, Jubilee July, Felix Sol Linck-Frenz, jose e. Abad, Gabriel Christian

2018

Michelle Boulé, Alfonso Cervera, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, taisha pagget, Malesha Taylor, Ni’Ja Whitson, Melecio Estrella

2016

Jess Curtis/GRAVITY with Claire Cunningham, Crystal Sepulveda, Kathleen Hermesdorf and Albert Mathias, Ishmael Houston-Jones

2017

Keith Hennessy

2015

Mary Pearson

2014

Margit Galanter, BodyCartography Project, Anya Cloud, Jes Mullette

2013

Eric Geiger, Leslie Seiters/Little Known Dance Company

2012

Pavel Zusitak/Palissimo, Anya Cloud, Alicia Peterson Baske, Kyle Sorenson, Lux Boreal Compañía de Danza

2011

Victoria Marks

2010

Lionel Popkin, Mojalet Dance Theatre, Liam Clancy, LIVE

2009

Sara Shelton Mann, Evoke Dance Theatre, Leslie Seiters, Joe Alter, Pat Sandback

2008

Latina Dance Theatre, Lux Boreal Compañía de Danza, BodyCartography Project, Tim Miller, Patricia Payne, Theatre of the Oppressed, Kristina Wong

2007

Lux Boreal Compañía de Danza, Supita Dhuruva, Anusrree Bonnerjee

2006

Hana van der Kolk, Stephanie (Ace) Juno, Eveoke Dance Theatre

2005

Planet Brazil, BodyCartography Project, Keith Hennessy

2004

Pat Payne, Ricardo Peralta Dance Company

2003

Urban Bush Women, Pat Payne, Katsura Kan, Olive Bierings, Cheryl Parry

2002

Anthony Shay

Course Coordinator — California State University Summer Arts

2016

Trisha Brown Dance Company Repertory: Composition, Technique and Performance with Eva Karczag and Lisa Kraus

2009

Deborah Hay: Experimentalism — Dance & Choreography

2006

Viewpoints in Action: Performance Techniques for Actors and Dancers with Anne Bogart and Mary Overlie, co-coordinated with Professor Tanya-Kane Perry at Cal State LA

Gallery Highlights from the EDP