RESUME prior to 2014

 

 

2010 – Present    CHOREOGRAPHER / SOLO PERFORMER
    
CONSISTENT PARADOX (2013) (World premiere)
“Inhale, Exhale, Repeat” - a 25-hour performance extravaganza presented by Dandelion Dancetheater on July 26-27, 2013.  Oakland, CA and at the 35th Anniversary Concert of Works in the Works, Choreographers Performance Alliance, Berkeley, CA (2013)

 

A LONG ROAD TO TRAVEL (2013) (World premiere)
In honor of my mother, Helen August's 95th birthday.  Private party in Calistoga, CA

 

ALL SHE EVER WANTED TO DO WAS DANCE (2013) Spontaneous duet with a poet.   Non-Duality Wisdom and Psychology Institute Retreat, Novato, CA 

 

DANCING WITH NON-PHYSICALS (2012) (World premiere)
Works in the Works, Choreographers Performance Alliance, Berkeley, CA

 

CAMPHOR (2011- 2012) 
Works in the Works, Choreographers Performance Alliance, Berkeley, CA (2011) (World premier) and CSUEB’s 3rd Annual Queer Dance Festival, Hayward, CA (2012)

 

AMMA DEVOTIONAL (2011) (World premiere)
Devotional Dance to Amma, (World-renowned spiritual teacher and United Nations-honored humanitarian), M.A. Center and Ashram, San Ramon, CA 

 

FINDING MY (OWN) WAY (2010 - 2011)
Works in the Works, Choreographers Performance Alliance, Berkeley, CA (2010) (World premier) and Too Much! A Queer Marathon, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA (2011) and The Spiral Women’s Gathering, San Francisco, CA (2011)

 

FOCUS, PRESENCE, REVERENCE AND THE JOY OF DANCE (2010)
West Wave Dance Festival: “Bang for the Buck” one-minute competition at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 


2002 – 2010    DANCE ARTIST 

 

Dandelion Dancetheater.   Performed in numerous showings as core member and collaborator of works-in-progress and full evening-length productions at various venues in Berkeley, California State University-East Bay (Hayward), Eureka, Humboldt State University, Kentfield (Anna Halprin’s Dance Deck), Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Mary’s College, UC Davis, Hawaii, and New York.  Productions included The Undressed Project, Night Marsh, Anicca, Spinal Fluid, Dandelion Goulash, The SurReality Show and Dan Plonsey’s Bar Mitzvah.  (2003-2010)

 

Erika Shuch Performance Project (ESP).  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2008)

 

Mass Movement Modern Dance Ensemble: Big Moves.  Performances in San Francisco and at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (2003-5)

 

Big Burlesque Revue. Big Moves Burlesque Ensemble. San Francisco, CA (2002)


1991 – Present    DANCE - MOVEMENT THERAPIST / EDUCATOR

 

“Everybody Can Dance” Workshops, Oakland, CA.  Ongoing monthly workshops promoting the joy of dance for people of all ages, genders, sizes, and abilities in a safe, supportive environment.  Dance therapy techniques are combined with choreography and performance skills to create a uniquely affirming environment.   (2013 – Present)

 

Gladman MHRC, Oakland, CA (sub-acute inpatient psychiatric hospital) Employed as Rehabilitation Therapist utilizing dance/movement therapy along with other healing and creative arts modalities (2010-13)

 

California State University East Bay, Theater and Dance Department.  “Sex, Race and Body Politics in Dance”.  University Lecturer.  (2010)

 

CELLSpace, San Francisco, CA. Co-Facilitated Dandelion Dancetheater monthly playshop “Movement as a Healing Modality” (2009)

 

California State University, East Bay, Theater and Dance Department. Performance/Production class.  Facilitated dance/movement therapy group exploring family issues.  (2009)

 

California State University, East Bay, Theater and Dance Department.  Mixed Abilities Dance Class.  Facilitated dance/movement therapy group exploring group dynamics and self-esteem.  (2008)

 

Dandelion Dancetheater Performance Workshop. Eureka, CA Co-Facilitated exploration of personal issues in performance.  (2007)

 

St Mary’s College, Moraga, CA Performing Arts Department.  Co-Facilitated exploration of personal issues in performance. (2007)

 

California State University, East Bay Theater and Dance Department.  Dance Fitness class.  Substitute Dance Instructor. (2007)

 

Numerous dance therapy groups and presentations including for the Community Presentation Series:  CPC Fremont Psychiatric Hospital, CA, Abuse and Addiction Forum for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Community:  Billy DeFrank Center, San Jose, CA and at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Gatos, CA where I initiated a dance/movement group therapy program for an acute adult inpatient psychiatric unit.  (1991-1993)