Education

Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA, Goldsmiths University of London
London, England

Movement Science BS, University of Michigan School of Kinesiology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sport Science Study Abroad Semester, University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland

Performance

Excerpt from Pluck, a collaboration between Jenna Spinei and Brett Campione, Shape//Matter Movement Showcase 2018 Jillian Hopper Dances, Huron River Day Site Dance 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kinesthetic Processing at the Anton Art Center Member's Exhibition 2017
The Voice of Dance by Sally Pesetsky 2017

AuxWerks Dance
Huron River Day 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
Laces Preview, Arts X at Bowling Green State University 2016

Movement Artists’ Guild
Full Circle 2012

People Dancing Company
Dance Fantastique: Carnival of the Animals 2011

Dance UL Intervarsity Team
All Ireland Intervarsity Dance Competition 2011
Queer Bash 2011
Dance UL Showcase 2011

Cornrows Dance Company
Performed in all company repertory showcases 2008-2009

Dance Ensemble of Michigan (DEMI)
Performed in all company repertory showcases 2006-2008

Positions Held

Wayne State University
Dearborn Heights, MI | 2018
Provide dance/movement therapy to a group of child refugees from Syria and Iraq: Dr. Arash Javanbakht's BCBS grant "Improving of Emotional Well-Being of Alternative Therapies for Refugees"

Skyline High School Varsity Pom Coach
Ann Arbor, MI | 2017 - 2018
Choreography and coaching

Youth Arts Alliance!
MI | 2017 - 2018
Artist fellow: facilitate creative movement based workshops in juvenile detention and social services organization settings

University Musical Society, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI | 2016 - 2017
Teaching Artist: create and facilitate arts education workshops for the following school day theater and music performances: DakhaBrakha, A Far Cry & A Roomful of Teeth, Ping Chong + Company Voices of Muslim Identity residency

Jackson School of the Arts
Jackson, MI | 2016 - 2017
Choreograph and instruct dance and acrobatic classes for students age 3 to adult

University of Michigan Health System: MHealthy
Ann Arbor, MI | 2012, 2016
Fitness specialist at the fitness center, instructed fitness classes, facilitated fitness consultations for university faculty and staff, coordinated wellness events, created patient education documents

Broadway Dance
Doolin, Ireland | 2015 - 2016
Facilitated individual Dance Movement Psychotherapy, instructed classes for students age 3 to adult, choreographed, conducted day-to- day studio operations, assisted in dance competition coordination and planning, edited music and film

Awareness Through Dance (now Move The World)
London, England | 2014
Developed a facilitator membership program, assisted in the development of facilitator training programs, wrote and edited organization literature

Let Me Play
London, England | 2014
Instructed youth outreach classes in dance, gymnastics and musical theatre

Mind in Bexley
Kent, England | 2013 - 2014
Assisted in facilitating community arts, crafts and tai chi groups, facilitated individual and group dance movement psychotherapy sessions

Brook Community Primary School
London, England | 2012 - 2013
Facilitated individual dance movement psychotherapy sessions and co-facilitated group sessions

Project Healthy Schools
Ann Arbor, MI |  2012
Facilitated youth wellness camps and courses, assisted in training volunteers, performed health screenings, created health awareness media

Pioneer High School Athletics Department
Ann Arbor, MI | 2008 - 2009
Coached and Choreographed for the Junior Varsity Dance Team

Workshops & Master Classes

The Firecracker Foundation, Dance Workshop Series 2018

The Studio, Competitive Dancer Intensive, Contemporary Guest Choreographer 2017

Naturopathic Institute of Therapies & Education, Somatic Dance 2017

Syrian American Rescue Network Family Health Program, Dance Therapy sessions 2017

Project HEAL, Moving to HEAL, Creative Body Connection 2016, 2017

ArtLab J, Kestenberg Movement Analysis 2016

Haus of Dance, Ballet and Contemporary Master Classes 2016

LifeWays Community Mental Health, Dance Workshop 2016

IdeasTap, London, Inform Your Creative Process Through Movement Workshops 2014

Teaching Overview

  • Choreography & Composition

  • Experiential Anatomy

  • Laban Movement Analysis

  • Kinesiology

  • Jazz

  • Ballet - Cecchetti and IDTA

  • Contemporary Dance

Continuing Education

  • Two Week Humphrey Technique Intensive with Gail Corbin, Ann Arbor Dance Works, 2018

  • Organic Movement Workshop with Maija Garcia, 2018

  • Humphrey Technique with Jillian Hopper, 2017 - 2018

  • Gyrotonic for Dancers with Amy Hutchison, 2017

  • Authentic Movement Series at SOMA with Stefanie Cohen, 2016-2017

  • Moving with Detroit: Metro-Detroit Dance Teacher Summit, 2016

  • Creative Arts Playshop: Embodied Tales with Alison Seveon, 2016

  • Individual Somatics Course with Christina Sears-Etter, 2016

  • Feldenkrais Method ® Neck & Shoulders Series with Dale Jensen, 2016

  • Arts and Health Symposium, Arts and Health Michigan Committee, Detroit Institute of Arts 2016

  • Growing a Body Process Lab with Luciana Achugar, Movement Research co-presented with BRIC, BRIC Arts Media House, Brooklyn, NY 2015