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Outstanding Dance Educator Award

National Dance Education Organization

This year, I was honored with the National Dance Education Organization’s 2018-2019 Outstanding Dance Teacher in Higher Education Award. This award acknowledges a stellar dance educator higher education. The recipient has an outstanding record of teaching dance as an artistic discipline and success developing, supporting, implementing, and/or promoting dance and dance education in their community. Outstanding Dance Educator Award recipients supports a collaborative democratic classroom environment, supporting student-centered classroom experiences, experiential work and holistic, authentic approaches to teaching dance. A significant honor I am humbled by the support of the professional dance education community. 

NDEO announcement of the award


UNCG Online Award for Excellence in Online Learning - Nomination 

The UNCG Division of Online Learning facilitates this annual award to honor a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated excellence in developing, supporting, and/or teaching of online courses and programs at UNCG. The objective is to showcase outstanding teaching and to recognize development and support efforts that create engaging online learning experiences. The ultimate goal of this recognition is to promote innovation and improve the quality of UNCG online courses and programs.


Provost Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award

University of North Carolina Greensboro


Outstanding Leadership Award

National Dance Education Organization

Demonstrated excellence in creating programs, curriculums, or projects that have had a significant impact on the field of dance education. Leadership Award recipients inspire and cultivate vision and leadership in others.


Chancellors Award

University of North Carolina Greensboro for Dancers Connect community initiative


Presidential Award Nomination

Nominated for Dancers Connect programs outstanding service to the community 2013-2014 Dancers Connect program totaling over 1500 hours UNCG student volunteers


Advisor of the Year Award

University of South Carolina Leadership and Service Council.


MUNGO Teaching Excellence Award Nomination

University of South Carolina


South Carolina State Advocacy Award

South Carolina Dance Association


Citation of Merit

Outstanding achievement and dedication to dance in South Carolina.

South Carolina Dance Association


Magellan Faculty Mentorship Award Nomination

University of South Carolina Magellan Faculty Mentorship Award nomination.


Dance Educator of the Year Award Nomination.

National Dance Education Organization


Citation of Merit

Keynote Scholar- Dance Research Society of Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan


Excellence in Dance Education Award.

Arizona Dance Education Organization. For outstanding dedication to dance in Arizona


Governors Award for Leadership in Arts Education

Nomination for Excellence in Arts Instruction.


Board Member and Administrator

Arizona Dance Teacher of the Year Award, ADAA


Arizona Dance Arts Alliance

National Conference Travel Award 


Outstanding Faculty Mentor

ArtsBridge America ASU Chapter


Centennial Professorship Nomination,

Associated Students, Arizona State University


Choreography Award.

Williams Center for the Performing Arts.


Outstanding Young Choreographer.

Harkness Foundation, New York.




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