Education

High School Diploma
Lynn English High School, Lynn, MA

Associates in Biology
Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, MA

Professional Advancement in Dance
School at Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA

Bachelor's of Science in Human Services, Community Youth Development and Leadership  
Springfield College

Work Experience

Bridge 4 My Brothers 2016-Current
Founder/Director

Northeastern Family Institute 2015-Current
Youth Counselor/worker
Teen Group Home Direct Care

Anna Myer and Dancers Dance Company/Be Heard.World 2011-Current
Dancer/Choreographer/Instructor/Assistant Youth Program Director
Mentor and instructor for youth in various summer arts projects.
Perform and teach various workshops both nationally and internationally.

Catch The Funk Dance Studio 2012-current
Hip Hop Dance Instructor
Teach from ages 10-18
Create pieces for competitions

Green Street Dance Studios 2015-2017
Theatre House Manager

Boston Youth Sanctuary 2014-2016
Arts instructor/youth mentor

Jeannette Neill Dance Studio 2014-2016
Dance Faculty 

Boston Arts Program 2014-2016
Work in at risk schools and serve mentor role. (Last location at Middle School Academy)

Inquilinos Boricuas En Acción fall 2013
Full-Time Dance Instructor
Mentor youth in High School
Arts curriculum for program
Teach Dance

Fletcher-Maynard Community School (2012-2014)
Hip Hop Dance Instructor
After school Dance Instructor for the City of Cambridge.

Bunker Hill Community College 2010-2012
Assistant Performing Arts Director    
Lead all Rehearsals
Choreograph
Planning meetings and production budgeting
Create an environment for artists at the school
Creating effective methods of press for production
Liaison between arts students and deans 

The Dance Complex 2011 to 2016
Front Desk
Manage organization of classes and rehearsals

Microsoft 2011 - 2012
Developer
Development of programs for WP7 software

Dance Companies

LakaÏ Dance Theatre (Formally Present-Day Dance Theatre) 2014 and current
Artistic Director/choreographer

Anna Myer and Dancers 2011 and 2017
Director: Anna Myer
Principal Dancer/Choreographer

Danza Organica 2013-2016
Director: Marsha Parrilla
Principal Dancer

Jo-Me Dance Theatre 2014 and 2016
Director: May-Lisa Chandler
Dancer then Chairperson

Choreography

2017 "Feel" 
Cambridge Dance Complex, "Dance Now Boston"
2016 "Essence", Present-Day Dance Theatre
Julie Ince Thompson Theater, “Faculty & Friends Showing”
2016 "Stigma", Present-Day Dance Theatre
Somerville Highland Theatre “Concentrate on the Artistry”, 
2015 "Entangled Conceptions", Present-Day Dance Theatre     
Julie Ince Thompson Theater
2015 "Auction Box", Present-Day Dance Theatre
Julie Ince Thompson Theater
2015 "Divided we Fall", Black Citizenship Project
Copley Square, Boston & Dudley Square, Boston
2015 "Visions of 2030", Present-Day Dance Theatre
China Trade Center, Boston MA

Lectures/Workshops (Presentations, Artist Talks, etc.)    

2017 "Deep Dance Series" (May 8) (Guest Choreographer) (Cambridge Dance Complex)
2017 Davis&Elkins Dance Festival (April 21-23) (Performing Artist/Guest Instructor)
2017 Haiti’s Influence on the Music and Dance of the America’s (February 26) (Lecture Demonstration/Workshop) (Connecticut College)
2016 Eat Sleep Dance Repeat Dance Festival (August 13-14) (Panel Artist/Guest Instructor)
2016 Southern Vermont Dance Festival (July 16-17) (Faculty Instructor)
2016 “Noir” East Meets West Bookstore (May 21) (Artist talk/Lecture)
2015 Theatre Offensive: True Colors Series (Oct. 26) (Artist talk/Lecture-Demonstration)
2015 National Allied Media Conference (June 18-21) (Artist talk/Lecture)
2015 “Dance for Social Justice” Left Forum NYC (May 31) (Speaker/Co-Facilitator)
2015 Uhuru: Black Lab Liberation (Feb. 17) (Panel Artist)
2014 Endicott College (Apr. 17) (Artist talk/Lecture-Demonstration)

Publications as Author 

“The Body as the Source of Values and Rhythms.”  Inflexions 9, “F(r)ictions, Tyhgita Cespedes, McKersin Previlus, Joe Steele. (May 2016). www.inflexions.org

Awards/Grants

Bessie Schonberg Fellow. 2017 Bessie Schonberg Legacy Choreography Residency. 
Artistic Grant Program&Funding. Next Steps for Boston Dance. Boston Foundation and the Aliad Fund.
Public Art Commission. Go Boston 2030 Visioning Lab, two 5-minute Dance Pieces
Mayor Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department, China Trade Center, Boston MA

Certifications

CPR&First Aid
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research certificate

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access), Google Docs, Sony Ac!d, Adobe Premier, Corel Video, HTML, Javascript, Network peripheral interface, Networking, Hardware, Mobile Development, Technical Writing and Communication

Languages

French(basic)Creole(second)English(fluent)

Achievements

Bessie Schonberg Fellow, Next Steps for Boston Dance grant recipient, Jacob’s Pillow Dancer, Boston 2030 Transportation initiative Grant recipient, Second place at International Drum Corps. Competition (2009), Performed and received various trophies at talent shows around the state, National Allied Media Conference Coordinator, Interview by "Boston Phoenix Magazine", NECN News, Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Metro and is currently teaching workshops around various states.