Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

M.F.A., Choreography. University of California, Los Angeles. Spring 2017.

Thesis: “Rose Colored Glasses: Can the Black, Queer Experience be the Universal Lens in PostModern Choreography” Advisor: David Rousseve.

 

B.F.A., Dance Performance. State University of New York, Purchase College. Spring 2001.

 

 

CHOREOGRAPHY

2021

 “Processing Sugar Notes #1” (working title)

 Anticipated Premiere June 2021.

 Dance Film. Composer: DeFacto X

 

 “…at leisure…”

Anticipated Premiere March 2021. Commissioned by Suarez Dance Theatre.

Dance Film. Composer: DeFacto X

                       

 “BorderLand.HomeLand”

Anticipated Premiere April 2021. Commissioned by Texas State University.

Composer: DeFacto X

 

“I Used To Be Your Sweet Mama”

Premiere March 2021. California State University, Sacramento.

2020

“Declaration”

Premiere December 2020. California State University, Sacramento.

 

“Princess”

Premiere December 2020. California State University, Sacramento.

Dance film.

 

“Anew”

Premiere September 2020, Queering Dance Festival. Virtual. Commission.

Composer: DeFactoX

 

“Insula//Island”

Premiere (May 2020) Blaktinx Dance Festival: Dancing on the Edge. Virtual. Commission. Dance film.

“Transfiguration”

Premiere (February 2020) California State University, Sacramento.

 

“Things We Carry…”

Premiere (January 2020) University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI. Commissioned choreography.

Composer: DeFacto X

 

2019

“La Fleurs de la Justice”

Premiere (December 2019) California State University, Sacramento.

Composer: DeFacto X

 

“Malaika//Angels”

Premiere (September 2019) California State University, Sacramento.

 

Meji//Two”  (Bernard Brown/bbmoves)

Preview, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (June 2019), Taste of Soul, Los Angeles, CA (October 2019), B Street Theatre, Sacramento, CA (December 2019).

 

 “Processing Sugar Notes” (In process) (Bernard Brown/bbmoves)

Expected Premiere December 2019. Preview, California State University, Sacramento (February 2019). Preview, Miles Memorial Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA (February 2019), Best Of New Shoes, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA (March 2019), Los Angeles Dance Festival, Los Angeles, CA (April 2019). Preview, Queer|sweat Dance Festival, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA (May 2019). Composer: DeFacto X

 

“Water//Amazi” (Bernard Brown/bbmoves)

Premiere (February 2019) Ebb & Flow Festival, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City, CA. Commissioned choreography. Site Specific, Dance Theater Work.

 

2018

“Take Care”

Premiere (November 2018) California State University, Sacramento. Composer: DeFacto X, Moses Sumney

 

“Come.Unity” (Bernard Brown/bbmoves)

Premiere (June 2018) Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles. (Moving the Map platform via Dancer-Citizen). Preview (April 2018) Beatnik Studio Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Dance Sampler, Sacramento, CA (May 2018), HATCH, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (May 2018). Fire Dance Festival, Sacramento, CA (August 2018),California Arts Council Convening, Sacramento, CA (December 2018),  Dance In Revolting Times, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA (March 2019).

 

“Mythology” (South Chicago Dance Theatre)

Premiere (May 2018) Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Preview, 

International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival, Los Angeles, CA. (January 2018). Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Chicago, IL. (September 2018). Composer: Steven T. Gordon

 

“Untamed Tongues”

Premiere (February 2018) California State University, Sacramento.

 

2017

“Our Backs…”

Premiere (November 2017) California State University, Sacramento. International Association Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival,  El Camino College, Torrance, CA (January 2018).

 

“Leanin’ In” (Bernard Brown/bbmoves)

Premiere (March 2017) Brockus Project Studios, Los Angeles. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.  (June 2017). E. Clare Raley Studios for the Performing Arts, Sacramento, CA (March 2018). PUSHFest, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA  (September 2018). Blaktina Festival, Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA. (October 2018). Blaktinx Dance Festival, Phoenix Center of the Arts, Phoenix, AZ. (August 2019). Composer: Steven T. Gordon

 

“Princess”

Premiere (January 2017) Fowler Museum, UCLA.

 

“Welcome Variation”

Premiere (January 2017) at Fowler Museum, UCLA.

2016

“MotherEarth”

Premiere (December 2016) at Royce Hall, UCLA. Fowler Museum (January 2017). 

Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre (April 2017).    

Music by Kenny Burrell, Homage to Mother Earth. Costume Designer Kristina Garnett. Lighting Designer Arsenio Apillanes.

 

“Box” 

Premiere (May 2016) at Home LA –Victoria Park (site specific). Highways Performance Space, Downtown Dance & Movement (August 2016). Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, REDCAT (November 2016). Fowler Museum (January 2017). (Theatrical Premiere) Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre (April 2017). Aratani Theatre (January 2018).Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (January 2018). Los Angeles Dance Platform, Downtown Dance and Movement Studio (June 2018). B Street Theatre, Sacramento (December 2019), B Street Theatre, Sacramento (March 2020), Seoul International Dance Festival in TANK, Seoul S. Korea, (July 2020). Collaborator/Composer Steven Gordon.

 

"Two"

Premiered (March 2016). Collaboration with Charbel Royahem. California State Summer School Association 30th Anniversary Gala at Fig + Olive, West Hollywood, CA.

 

“Active/Passive” 

Premiere February 2016. Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, UCLA . Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA (October 2016). Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre, UCLA (April 2017). Composer: Sarah Summers. Costume designer: Kristina Garnett. Lighting designer: Arsenio Apillanes.

 

"Finding Her Light"    

Premiere February 2016. Short Film. Assistant Choreographer. Director: Maieka Saint-Albin. Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles .

2015

“Reveal” 

Premiere October 2015. Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA. Veil design: Armando Palacios.

                       

“Champion”

 Premiere June 2015. Kaufman Hall, UCLA . Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA (February 2016).

 

"Be There"

Short Film. Choreographer. Directed by Brooks Yang (March 2015).

 

“Chromosome”

Premiere March 2015. Original score by Casey Brown and Stephen Spies. Live accompaniment by Stephen Spies (viola). Royce Hall Terrace, UCLA . Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA (October 2015).

 

2014

“Threat”

Premiere December 2014. Kaufman Hall, UCLA.

 

"Grave"

Premiered August 2014. Lula Washington Dance Theatre Studio. Tri Arts Festival, San Pedro (September 2014).

 

"Jazz Passages Experience"

Premiere April 2014. Multimedia: Jon Deshler. Live Music by Jon Deshler (trumpet), Doug MacBeath (Bass) as Jazz Passages Duo, and Happi Price (vocals). Lula Washington Dance Theatre Studio, Los Angeles, CA.

2013

"On the Edge"

Premiere November 2013. Commission. Campus Theater, El Camino College, Torrance, CA.

 

"Break"

Premiered at the Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, Torrance, CA (November 2013). American College Dance Association, California                          State University, Long Beach, Martha B. Knoebel Theater (March 2015).

 

2006

 "My Life as an Onion"

Solo. Recited text. Premiered at Patrick's Cabaret, Minneapolis, (February 2006).

 

"MBHY"

Premiere February 2006. Premiered at Patrick's Cabaret, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2005

"Treemonisha"

Premiere February 2005. Opera composed by Scott Joplin. Performed by Northstar Opera (now Skylark Opera). Premiered at Pearson Theater, Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN.

 

2002

"Love Songs"

Premiere December 2002. Musical. Brooklyn Baptist Choir. Premiered at Brooklyn Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY.

 

2001

"Losing Momentum"

Premiere February 2001. Lighting by Stacey-Jo Marine. Premiered at Dance Theater Lab, Purchase College, Purchase, NY.

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

                       

            Dance Companies

                        David Rousseve/REALITY (2015-Present)

                        Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer

 

                        Lula Washington Dance Theatre (1997-Present)

                        Los Angeles, CA

                        Principal Dancer/Rehearsal Director

                                   

                        Jazz Antiqua Music and Dance Ensemble (2005-14)

                        Los Angeles, CA

                        Guest Artist

 

                        TU Dance (2004-2007)

                        Minneapolis, MN

                        Dancer/Rehearsal Assistant

 

                        Shaluza Gum Boot Dancers (2003)

                        Guest Artist

 

                        Shapiro & Smith Dance (2002-2006)

                        Minneapolis, MN

                        Dancer

 

                        Doug Elkins Dance Company (2001-2002)

                        Dancer

 

                        Louis Johnson Dance Theater Ensemble (2001-2002)

                        Dancer

 

            Other Performing Experience (select)                               

                       "Letter to a Man" Robert Wilson, Director

                        Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

                        Lucinda Childs, Choreographer

                        Body Double/Shadow for Mikhail Baryshnikov

                        November 2016

 

                        "NAACP Theater Awards" Lula Washington, Choreographer

                        Saban Theater, Beverly Hills, CA

                        Dancer, November 2016

 

                        "Following Beatrix" Flora Weigmann, Choreographer

                        Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

                        Collaborator/Dancer, October 2016

                        "Mother/Father" Christine Suarez, Choreographer

                        Dancer, May 2016

                                   

                        "Un/Seen Forces" Luis Tentindo, Choreographer

                        Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

                        Puppeteer, Dancer, Collaborator, April 2016

 

                        "Pang!" Dan Froot, Director

                        Actor, March 2016

 

                        "Nonfiction Eviction Depiction: Excerpts from Oral History Transcripts"

                        Dan Froot, Director

                        Launch of UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy

                        Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                        Actor, February 2016

 

                        "Symphonic Body" Ann Carlson, Choreographer

                        Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer, November 2015

 

                        "Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala" Nigel Lythgoe, Director

                        The Novo DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer, August 2015

 

                        "Message for my Peeps" Tamica Washington, Choreographer

                        Music Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

                        Lead Dancer/Rehearsal Director, July 2015

 

                        "Solos for Home" Alison D'Amato, Choreographer

                        Home LA - J.B. Merrill House, Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer, April 2015

           

                        "Hidden Choreographies" Lea Anderson, Choreographer

                        Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer, December 2014

 

                        "Another Star" Dwight Rhoden, Choreography

                        Ford Theater, Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer, August 2013

 

                        "Playboy Jazz Festival", Artist: ELEW, Pat Taylor, Choreographer

                        Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer, June 2013

 

                        "Loving the Silent Tears" Vincent Patterson, Director, Bonnie Story, Choreographer

                        The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer, October 2012

 

                        "Tribute to Donald McKayle" Stephanie Powell, Director

                        Irvine Barclay Theater, Irvine, CA

                        Remounted choreography "Up on the Mountain" by Donald McKayle (1972),

                        March 2012

 

                        "Governor's Conference" Lula Washington, Choreographer

                        Gibson Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer, August 2008
 

                        "Reflections on a Black Nativity" Austene Van, Director

                        Penumbra Theater Company, St. Paul, MN

                        Principal Dancer - Joseph, Uri Sands, Choreography

                        December 2006, 2005

 

                        "Masters of African American Choreography"

                        The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

                        Dancer, "Games" (1951) as Sissy Boy, Donald McKayle, Choreographer

                        April 2005

                        "Daytime Emmy's" Louis J. Horvitz, Director

                        Pasadena Civic Center, Pasadena, CA

                        Dancer, 2000

 

                        "Aveda Hair Show" Lula Washington, Choreographer

                        Long Beach Convention Center

                        Dancer, Hair Model, August 1997

 

                        "The Harlem Nutcracker" Donald Byrd, Director/Choreographer

                        The Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CA

                        Dancer, December 1996

                       

 

          Film & Televison

                        "Movement with a Meaning" Jim Shum, Director

                        Dancer, Documentary, 2012

 

                        "Crazy on the Outside" Tim Allen, Director

                        Dancer, Motion Picture, 2010

 

                        "Almanac" Twin Cities Public Television

                        Dancer, TU Dance (segment), 2007

 

                        "Gospel/Kwanzaa" KCET (Public Television)

                        Dancer, Lula Washington Dance Theatre (segment), 2000

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

            Academic

                         African Caribbean Dance: Beginning Dunham Technique

                         Assistant Professor (Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017)

                         Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento

        

                         Dance Cultures of America 

                         Assistant Professor (Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017)

                         Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento

 

                         Composition I

                         Assistant Professor (Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017)

                         Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento

 

                        Jazz Dance Technique I

                        Assistant Professor (Fall 2019)

                        Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento

                        Jazz Dance Technique III

                        Assistant Professor (Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018)

                        Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento
 

                        Contemporary Dance Technique II

                        Assistant Professor (Fall 2019)

                        Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento

 

                        Contemporary Dance Technique III

                        Assistant Professor (Fall 2020)

                        Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento

                        Rehearsal and Performance (Sacramento/Black Art of Dance)

                        Assistant Professor (Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019)

                        Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento

 

                        Rehearsal and Performance (Senior Dance Capstone)

                        Assistant Professor (Spring 2018)

                        Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento

 

                        University Dance Company

                        Assistant Professor (Fall 2020)

                        Department of Theatre & Dance, California State University, Sacramento

                        Intermediate Modern/Post Modern Dance Technique 

                        Lecturer (Summer 2017)

                        Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance, UCLA

                        Intermediate Modern/Post Modern Dance Technique (Sole-Taught)

                        Teaching Assistant (Summer 2015 - Summer 2016)

                        Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance, UCLA

                       

                        Performing Sexual Health: UCLA Sex Squad

                        Teaching Assistant (Fall 2015)

                        Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance, UCLA

                       

                        Taking Action: Arts Practice & Community Service

                        Teaching Assistant (Winter 2015)

                        Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance, UCLA

                       

                        Advanced Modern/Post Modern Dance Technique

                         Assistant to Instructor (Winter, Spring 2015)

                        Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance, UCLA

 

 

            Non-Academic (select)

                        Lula Washington Dance Theatre School, Los Angeles, CA (1997-2016)

                                    Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Repertoire (Beginning - Professional)

                        Pasadena Dance Theater, Pasadena, CA (2016)

                                    Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Jazz

                        Arts Community Partners Network, Los Angeles, CA (2006-2008)

                                    Elementary students in Los Angeles Unified School District

                        Zenon Dance School, Minneapolis, MN (2005-2006)

                                    Beginning/Intermediate Jazz Dance

                        Ballare Teatro, Minneapolis, MN (2005)

                                    Beginning Jazz

                        Tappan Zee Dance Group, Tarrytown, NY (2002)

                                    Intermediate Ballet, Beginning Modern

 

            Intensives, Master Classes & Workshops (select)

                               American College Dance Association (ACDA)

                               Breath + Articulation Workshop, Baja/West Region Teacher Retreat (Oct. 2020)

                               Intermediate/Advanced Modern Workshop, Scottsdale, AZ (March 2020)

                               Open Level Dunham Jazz Workshop, Scottsdale, AZ (March 2020)

                               Intermediate/Advanced Modern Workshop, Tempe, AZ (March 2018)

                               Intermediate/Advanced Modern Workshop, Long Beach, CA (March 2015)

 

                               Jazz Antiqua’s LEGACY Jazz Project, Faculty, Los Angeles, CA

                               Jazz/Choreography (Fall/Winter 2020), Horton/Contemporary (Summer 2019)

 

                               LITVAKdance, San Diego, CA (September 2020)

                               Breath + Articulation: Afro-Contemporary Movement Workshop 

 

                               Street Dance Activism: Global Dance Meditation, Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 2020)

                               Street Dance Activation: Gesture Workshop, co-facilitator with Nia-Amina Minor

 

                               Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA (August 2020)

                               Breath + Articulation: Afro-Contemporary Movement Workshop Series

 

                               Companhia da Barra Summer Intensive, Manaus, Brazil (July 2020)

                               Horton/Contemporary, Jazz Techniques

   

                               Jerusalem School of Music and Dance, Jerusalem, Israel (May 2016)

                               Intermediate/Advanced Modern Master Class, Lula Washington Repertory 

 

                               International Association of Blacks in Dance, Denver, CO (January 2016)

                               Youth Modern Master Class

 

                               Los Angeles Dance Festival, Los Angeles, CA (April 2015)

                               Intermediate/Advanced Modern Master Class

 

                               MusA School of Music and Art, Los Angeles, CA (July 2014-15)

                               Musical Theater Dance Intensive for Youth

 

                               On The Edge Summer Intensive, Culver City, CA (July 2008-09, 2013, 2014)

                               Ballet, Horton, Jazz

 

                               NYU, Tisch School of the Arts Summer Intensive, New York, NY (July 2001)

                               Post Modern Dance Technique, Doug Elkins Repertory

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS

2020-2022      Cultural Pathways Program Grant, California Arts Council, Sacramento, CA.

2020                Quick Grant, California Humanities, Los Angeles, CA.

2020                Space Grant, Brockus Project Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

2019                Artist in Residence, The Sofia, Home of the B Street Theater, Sacramento, CA.

2019                Space Grant, Lula Washington Dance Theatre Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

2018                Dance/USA scholarship, Dance/USA, Washington D.C.

2017-2019      Travel Grant, California State University, Sacramento.

2017                Lester Horton Award, Los Angeles, CA.

2017                International Association of Blacks in Dance scholarship, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA.

2016-2017      Westfield Emerging Artist Award, UCLA.

2015-2017      Jean Irwin Scholarship, UCLA.

2015-2016      Alma Hawkins Memorial Fellowship, UCLA.

2015-2016      Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance Chair’s Discretionary Fund, UCLA.

2015                Inaugural Honoree – 20 years of Service, Lula Washington Dance Theatre.

2014-2015      Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, UCLA.

2014-2015      UC Regents Scholarship, UCLA.

2005                Scroll of Appreciation – Service to Community through Dance, Los Angeles City Councilman, Bernard Parks.

2001                Mel Wong Award of Distinction, State University of New York, Purchase College.

1997                Emerging African American Classical Artist Grand Prize, KCET.

1997                Dancer of the Year, Idyllwild Arts Academy.

1993                Emerging African American Classical Artist Honorable Mention, KCET.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

Research Assistant to Professor David Rousseve (Spring 2015)

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Bernard Brown, “Come.Unity: Activism in the Virtual Realm.” The Activist History Review (2020)  www.activisthistory.com.

Bernard Brown. “Processing Sugar Notes.” The Dancer-Citizen, issue 10 (2020) www.dancercitizen.org

Bernard Brown. “Threat.” The Dancer-Citizen, issue 1 (2015) www.dancercitizen.org.

 

CONFERENCES, LECTURES, PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

2021    Presenter: Come.Unity: Movement Toward Inclusive Dance Spaces. American College Dance Association, West Region. March. (Virtual)

2021    Moderator: Detroit ’67. Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine. February. (Virtual)

2021    Presenter: Joy + Empowerment: Pathways towards an Inclusive Dance Space. Dance Talks. LITVAKDance. San Diego, CA. January. (Virtual)

2020    Panelist: Arts Counter/Act II: A Discussion on Racism and Antiracism in Education. UCLA. December. (Virtual)

2020    Moderator: PUSHfest Global, PUSH Dance Company, San Francisco, CA. October. (Virtual

2020    Panelist: Radically Reimagined: A Discussion on Racism and Antiracism in Education. Convocation, California State University, Sacramento.                          September.

2020    Interview: Pioneer Talks, Long Beach Black Dance Festival, Long Beach, CA. August. (Virtual)

2020    Interview: Flip the Script, Blue13 Dance Company, Los Angeles, CA. August. (Virtual)

2020    Curated Panelist: Celebration Arts LIVE: State of Black Dance In America 2020, Celebration Arts, Sacramento, CA. July. (Virtual)

2020    Interview: #BlackArtistsMatter, The Hubbard Collective, Los Angeles, CA. July. (Virtual)

2020    Curated Roundtable Participant: Living in Desmadre: Roundtable Discussion on Black and Brown Solidarity, Pieter Performance Space + Primera                 Generación Dance Collective, Los Angeles, CA. June. (Virtual)

2020    Curated Guest Speaker: Radical Dialogues: The Day After, Future Sounds + Dr. Shamell Bell, Los Angeles, CA. May. (Virtual)

2019    Paper Presentation: Come.Unity: Activism in the Virtual Realm, Dance Studies Association Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL,                      August.

2019    Invited Participant: Black Performance Theory Colloquium Convening, Borders on Blackness, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, April.

2019    Invited Panelist: Dance Activism at “Dance In Revolting Times,” Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA, March.

2018    Invited Panelist: Graduate Student Professionalisation Workshop #2: Scholarly and Pedagogical Issues in Diversity, Dance Studies Association                     Conference, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, July.

2018    Invited Guest Panelist: Another Man Done Gone: Real Time Embodiment of Donald McKayle’s masterwork “Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder,”                            International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival, Los Angeles, CA, January.

2018    Invited Speaker: Opening Ceremony & General Session, International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival, Los Angeles, CA,                   January.

2018    Invited Guest Panelist: Defining Jazz in a Jazz-less Time: Upholding a Legacy, International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and                             Festival, Los Angeles, CA, January.

2018    Paper Presentation: Rose Colored Glasses: A Black, Queer lens in Postmodern Choreography, International Association of Blacks in Dance                              Conference and Festival, Los Angeles, CA, January.

2017    Panelist: Wearing the Dance: Displacing Bodily Realities in 21st Century Choreographies, Dance Studies Association Conference, Ohio State                        University, October.

2017    Panelist: Moonlight, California State University, Sacramento, September.

2017    Panelist: Summer Program Auditions, International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival, Dallas, TX, January.

2016   Guest Lecturer: Theories of Dance, Anurima Banjeri (instructor), UCLA, May.

2016    Panelist: Idyllwild Arts 70th Anniversary Arts Panels for Dance, Idyllwild Arts Academy, March.

2015    Guest Lecturer: Art as Moral Action, Peter Sellars (instructor), UCLA, May.

2015    Panelist: Arts Entrepreneurial Panel for Dance, Cultural Arts Commission, UCLA, April.

2015    Presenter: They Came Before: Our lineage from the 1900’s to Today through Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Street Dance Forms, International                               Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival, January.

2014    Keynote speaker: Life after graduation, Idyllwild Arts Academy, April.