PhD, CMA, Language of Dance Specialist and Franklin Method Practitioner. She teaches dance wellness and Bartenieff Fundamentals, pedagogy, LMA, and senior thesis writing at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Her teaching and research aim to inform disciplinary practices, provoke personal development, and deepen dancers’ understanding of their potential as artists, educators, researchers, writers, and healers. She has staged Nijinsky’s L’après-midi d’un Faune and Parsons Etude. Geographies of Dance: Body, Movement, and Corporeal Negotiations (Lexington Books, 2013), Journal of Dance Education, Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, Dance: Current Selected Research, and Research in Dance Education feature her writing. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Movement Arts Literacy(digitalcommons.lmu.edu/jmal/), a new online, academic journal about using dance-based dance literacy.