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2006 MA, Somatic Counseling Psychology: Body Psychotherapy, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

  • Thesis: Listening, Compassion, and Trust: A Reflection on how the Body Psychotherapy Discipline of Authentic Movement Impacts the Experience of Physical Pain

1998 Pilates Teacher Training, Body Balance, Chicago, IL

1997 Wellness and Massage Training Institute, Willowbrook, IL

  • Anatomy and Physiology, Swedish massage, Nutrition, 216 hours

1993 BS, Dance, Psychology minor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


 2009-Present Owner, Pilates/Movement Educator and Therapist, Awareness, and Embodiment Coach, Move to Center, Boulder, CO

2004-2009 Pilates/Movement Educator/Therapist, The Integrated Body, Boulder, CO

2002-2008 Pilates/Movement Educator/Therapist, Soma Physical Therapy, Boulder, CO

2001-2002 Pilates Educator, Ultimate Body Studio, New York, NY

2001-2002 Pilates Educator, Sage Fitness, New York, NY

1998-2001 Pilates Educator, Body Balance, Chicago, IL

2001 Pilates Educator, Body in Balance, Hinsdale, IL

2000 Pilates Educator, Balance Within, Kirkland, WA


2011 Authentic Movement, Colorado College Dance Festival, Colorado Springs, CO

2000 Anatomy and Kinesiology, Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2000 Intermediate/Advanced Modern Technique, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2000 Anatomy and Kinesiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1999 Adjunct Faculty for Independent Modern Dance Study, Prescott College


2010 Authentic Movement: Second Sunday Drop-in Group, Boulder, CO

2010 Being.Moved: Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement, Boulder, CO

2010 Deepening the Dance: Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement, Touch & Play Festival, Berlin, Germany

2000 Experiential Anatomy, Links Hall Summerfest 2000, Chicago, IL

1999 Modern Dance Master Class/Authentic Movement, Wellspring Dance Forum, Kalamazoo, MI

1998 Pilates and Advanced Modern Technique, Dance Academy of Libertyville, Libertyville, IL


1997-2000 Performer, Dance Instructor, Jan Erkert & Dancers, Chicago, IL

1995-1997 Co-founder, Performer, Choreographer, Administrator, Commonlink Dance Collective, Chicago, IL

1995-1997 Performer, Dance Instructor, Concert Dance, Chicago, IL

1994-1996 Performer, Dance Instructor, Perceptual Motion Inc. Chicago, IL


2004 “Standing Alone, Standing Together,” Mary Wohl Haan/Haan Dances, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

2001 “STS,” Bod Eisen, The Construction Company, New York, NY

2001 “In the Absence of Restraint,” Hedwig Dances, Atheneum Theater, Chicago, IL

1997 “Night at the Blue Rider Sexfest,” Robbie Cook & Holly Quinn, Blue Rider Theater, Chicago, IL

1997 “Propelled,” Kerry Lewis, Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium, Chicago, IL

1997 “Chicago’s Next Dance Festival,” Regina Klenjoski, Harold Washington Auditorium, Chicago, IL

1997 “of this empty place,” Liz Deatherage & Jennifer Smith, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

1996 “Interludes, Ecotones, and Blue,” Debra Levasseur-Lottman, Antheneum Theatre, Chicago, IL

1995 “Links Homecoming,” Amy Osgood, Links Hall, Chicago, IL


2008 “Surrenders Story,” Collaborative duet with Kerry Lewis, Music by Phillip Glass & Elliot Goldenthal, PAC, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

2004 “A Conversation of Seasons,” Collaborative duet with John Ould, Music by Albert Mathias, PAC, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

2003 “Catalyst,” Solo with music by Kevin Volans, PAC, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

2001 “Twine,” Collaborative improvisational duet with Lisa Wymore, Sound score by Sheldon B. Smith, Links Hall & Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1999 “Undoing,” Collaborative improvisational duet with Robbie Cook, Sound score by Robert Hyman & Robbie Cook, Links Hall, Chicago, IL & Wellspring, Kalamazoo, MI

1998 “Original Intent,” Solo

1996 “Intermediate Space,” Trio with musical composition by Robert Mendell, Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1994 “Stripping Passion,” Octet with music by Kronos Quartet/Yoyo Ma & Bobby Mcpherin, Academy of Movement & Music, Oak Park, IL

1993 “Unraveled,” Solo with music by Samuel Barber, Kronos Quartet, Carl Stone and mix by Doug Udell, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

1991 “Some Things Change,” Solo with music by John Lurie, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


2004 Co-Director, 8th Annual Somatic Arts Concert, PAC, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

2003 Co-Assistant Director, 7th Annual Somatic Arts Concert, PAC, Naropa University, Boulder, CO


2008-2009 Pre & Perinatal Study Group, Annie Brooke, Boulder, CO

2008-2009 Authentic Movement: In depth training and study, Zoë Avstreih, Boulder, CO

2008 Authentic Movement Retreat, Janet Adler, Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada

2006 The School for Body Mind Centering®, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Boulder, CO Weaving and Tonifying the Core

2005 The School for Body Mind Centering®, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Boulder, CO Breath

2004 Pinnacle Physical Therapy/Body Dynamics, Kristie Bennet, Boulder, CO, Exercise Prescription for the neck and shoulder girdle, 7.0 hours

2004 Pilates Aligned, Patty Pennell/Cara Resser, Denver, CO, Spine injury and dysfunction and disease, 7.5 hours

2003 Center for Authentic Movement, School of Extended Studies, Zoe Avstrëih, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

2002 Kelly Cane, New York, Helge Fisher, New York, NY, Pre-pilates/Alexander

2002 Ultimate Body Studio, Marika Molnar, New York, NY, Gait Analysis

2002 Irene Dowd, New York, NY

2000-2001 Authentic Movement Institute, Neela Haze, Oakland, CA, 100-hour first year study/80 hour second year study

2000 Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, Seattle, WA, Intensive with Shelly Senter

1998-2000 Body Mind Centering®, Lisa Clark, David Beadle, David Hurwith, Chicago, IL, 70 hours

1999 Authentic Movement Workshop, Susan Imus, Chicago, IL

1999 Earth Dance, Carolyn Sadeh, Plainfield, MA, Home and the market place: Authentic Movement & Action Theater

1999 Physicalmind Institute, Leslie Scheindel-Golib, Chicago, IL, Initiation 101: The Method and the Mat work of Joseph Pilates

1998 The Learning and Coordination Movement Center, Chicago, IL, Feldendkrais: Breath & Movement II, 13 hours

1997 The Upledger Institute, Judith Sulivan-Felton, Chicago, IL, Craniosacral Therapy I, 27 hours

1996 The Dance Center of Columbia College, Liz Lerhman, Community Crossover Teaching, Chicago, IL