Scholar - Director- Actor- Choreographer - Performer - Stage Manager
Lo Que Hay
What I Can Offer
I teach college courses on Film, Dance, Theatre (in no particular order). I believe in grounding my courses in the cultural realities of where and how art is created. I have Acted, Danced, Directed, Choreographed and Stage Managed professionally, but my favorite job is teaching. It is where I get to learn the most, respond to community and participate in creating co-knowledge re-imagining the world and ourselves.
My Teaching and Creative Experience
Film and Theatre
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Teaching Intro to Theatre, Intro to Cinema, Contemporary Cinema, Modern Drama, Intro to TV Studies
Film and Communications
Documentary Film and Criticism, International Cinema
2017 - Present
Volver, Volver, Volver and Ambrosita both written by Leonard Madrid
Due to COVID productions will be filmed and viewed online in Spring 2021
Featured in a special episode of HeyDoc podcast on December 25, 2020 discussing who is referred to as a doctor and how does that affect how we move in the world.
What I’ve Learned
PhD Theatre Performance of the Americas
August 2009 - May 2019
Theatre Performance of the Americas, Arizona State University
Dissertation: "Olé You Guys: Flamenco and Chicanx Identity in New Mexico"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Tamara Underiner, ASU
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Michelle Heffner Hayes, KU, Dr. Tiffany López, ASU, Dr. Rachel Bowditch, ASU
MA Dance History and Criticism
Dance History and Criticism, University of New Mexico
Master's Thesis: "Identidad and Mejicanidad: Dance Transference through Mexican Folklórico Dance, Azteca and Flamenco Dance"
August 2008 - December 2009
BA Theatre and Dance
Theatre and Dance, University of New Mexico
Dance Major with a Flamenco focus
August 2004- May 2008
BA Latin American and Latino Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
Anthropology Focus, Politics Minor
BA Thesis: "Mexican Folklórico Musings in the Chicano Movement"
September 1995- June 1998
What I Do
A Valuable Skill
Raising the Bar
Above and Beyond
"Believe you can and you're halfway there"