I believe that postsecondary dance education should allow for multiple career and learning outcomes within a collective educational experience; that dance should be studied in a way that highlights its comprehensive existence; that students should learn to critically think, reflect on experiences, and enhance other life skills through creatively engaging with dance; and that a complete dance education is one in which students develop abilities for successfully entering and changing the larger field of dance. Therefore, exploration and contextualization, with a prioritization on promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity, form the basis of my dance teaching. As a dance educator, I value the importance of individual experiences, cultural and contextual relevance, collaboration, embodiment, reflection, and critical thinking as means to create meaningful and empowering learning experiences. My teaching integrates the physical with the intellectual and brings students’ attention to cultural diversity and social justice in each class I teach.

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