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Grants and Scholarships

2016-2017 Roxey Ballet:

Grants written: VSA Kennedy Center, Geraldine R Dodge  Foundation, New Jersey State Council for the Arts, and Dance New Jersey;  $55,000

2016 Raritan Valley Community College:
Adjunct Professional Development Grant to attend NDEO Conference; Jazz Dance: A History of Roots and Branches; $300

2009 Southeast Missouri State University:
Faculty Development Grant to adjudicate choreography at American College Dance Festival Association - Central Region Conference; $559

2007 Missouri Arts Council:
Dance Grant for Southeast Missouri State University
Dance Ensemble to host guest choreographers, Billy Siegenfeld & Jeannie Hill of Jump Rhythm Jazz Project®, and Sean Curran of Sean Curran Dancers;  $16, 175

2007 Southeast Missouri State University:
Faculty Development Grant to incorporate Billy Siegenfeld’s Ideokinesis Jump Rhythm Jazz Project® technique into tap technique classes; $800

2007 – 2008 Southeast Missouri State University:
Faculty Development Grant to recruit, attend, and accompany students to Tennessee Association of Dance Conference;  $500

2007 Southeast Missouri State University:
Faculty Development Grant to adjudicate choreography at the American College Dance Festival, East-Central Region, Ohio University, Athens, OH;  $1,200

2007 – 2008 Southeast Missouri State University:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship Grant to research the benefits of teaching Jump Rhythm Jazz Project's® Rhythm First; $1,000

2001 Dance USA/National Choreography Initiative:
Grant for Western Kentucky University Dance Program to host guest choreographers:  Billy Siegenfeld of Jump Rhythm Jazz Project and Irmah Del Valle from Miami Momentum Dance Company;  $10,000

1999 Broward County School District for Dillard School of the Arts:
ACE/FAAE Teachers’ Incentive Grant to fulfill a choreographic residency and teach dance composition;  $1,000


University Service

2012 Present Raritan Valley Community College:
Adjudication Committee for Faculty and Student Dance Concerts

2006 – 2009 Southeast Missouri State University:
.....Center for Teaching and Learning, University Committee
.....College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee
.....Faculty Development Committee, Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts
.....Recruitment Committee, Department of Theatre and Dance
.....B.F.A. Dance Advisor
.....B.F.A. Juries in Dance and Musical Theatre
.....Musical Theatre Committee
.....NASD/NAST Advisory Committee  

2000 – 2002 Western Kentucky University:
.....Faculty Development Committee, Potter College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
.....Recruitment Committee
.....Chair Search Committee
.....B.F.A. Dance Advisor
.....B.F.A. Juries in Dance
.....NAST Advisory Committee

1999 – 2000 New World School of the Arts:
.....Jury Committee


Awards and Recognition

GRANT PANEL, Artists-in-Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program; Adjudicator for High School Applications, 2014-15 and 2016-2017

DANCE ADJUDICATOR, Ocean County Vocational Technical School Performing Arts Academy, for CTE Assessment and Audition Assessment, 2014, 2016, 2017

MODEL STATE ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE, NJ State Standards for Visual and Performing Arts, Trenton, NJ, under the direction of Dale Schmid, 2012-2014

ADJUDICATOR - CTE Performance Assessment for Department of Education, On-Demand Dance Assessments, NJ, under the direction of Dale Schmid, 2009-2014 and 2016

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Dance New Jersey, promoting dance programming throughout NJ, 2012-present

WORKSHOP PRESENTER: Simonson Technique© Pedagogy, New Jersey Department of Education, under the direction of Dale Schmid, 2012

GRANT PANEL: Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, NJ, 2010; Adjudicator:  review dance grants and award scoring for funding

SoTL FELLOWSHIP AWARD - Scholarship for Teaching and Learning, Southeast Missouri State University Research incorporating Billy Siegenfeld’s Ideokinesis, Full Bodied Rhythm Making Movement for Jump Rhythm Jazz Project®, 2007-2008:  $1,000

WHO’S WHO AMONG TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS - Dedication in Teaching and Making a Positive Difference in the Lives of Students, 2007

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Kinetics Works Dance Ensemble, Charlotte, North Carolina;
            Martha Connerton, Artistic Director, 2004-2006

GRANT PANEL - Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, 2002
            Adjudicator:  review grants and award funding to professional dance companies

ARTISTIC ACHEIVEMENT IN EDUCATION - “Pirouette Award”, Berks Ballet Theater, 25th Anniversary Concert, Reading, Pennsylvania, 2001

Dance Magazine - MOST INFLUENTIAL TEACHER Essay Award Honoring Lynn Simonson, New York City, NY, 2000

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD - R. R. Moton Magnet School; Outstanding Contribution to the Dance Department, Miami, FL, 1998

MONTICELLO AWARD - REGIONAL DANCE AMERICA for Best Young Choreographer - Berks Ballet Theater, Reading, PA, 1994

OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMAN OF AMERICA AWARD for Contribution and Service to the Nashville Community, TN, 1992

WORKHORSE AWARD - Opryland U.S.A. for Dedication and Service as a Swing Performer covering three shows and twenty-one female roles, Nashville, TN, 1990


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