Education and Certifications

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Certificate of Completion, Studio Conservatory Program

     

     -Included extensive training in acting, tv/film, dance, stage combat, script analysis.

Society of American Fight Directors

Certification, Unarmed Stage Combat

 

     -Required techniques include: punches, kicks, slaps, blocks, floorwork, hair pulling, strangling, and knap techniques.

Theatrical Intimacy Education

50+ hours of intimacy coordination training 

 

     -Including: Best Practices; Theatrical Studio Techniques, Casting, and Policy;  Intimacy Choreography; Intimacy Coordination; Foundations in Race, Intimacy, and Consent; Race and Choreography; Modesty Garments, Barriers, and Masking

IDC Professionals

Foundations of Intimacy Workshop (4-week course)

Trauma Stewardship Training

Taught by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky through the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

Anti-Racist Theatre: A Foundational Course

Taught by Nicole Brewer

     - Six hour course that offers participants tools to craft their own unique anti-racist theatre ethos and delve into harm reduction, harm prevention, and relationship repair. 

Negotiation, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution

Course offered by ESSEC Business School

Bystander Intervention and Harassment Prevention Training

Course offered by Hollaback

     -Teaches techniques to intervene when encountering harassment and support someone being harassed.

Mental Health First Aid Certification

MHFA teaches how to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. The training covers risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and share resources for continuing care. 

Experience

Film

Treatment

(Feature film for Shudder, Dir. Matt Fifer, Cicada Film LLC) | New York, NY

 

Intimacy Coordinator

  • Intimacy Coordinated 3 scenes of intimacy between two men, including nudity and stage combat indoors and outdoors. 

  • Collaborated with the costume department to provide and assist in the application of modesty garments for the actors.

  • Constructed  external barriers for high-contact simulated sex scenes  to ensure physical desensitization for the comfort of the actors.

  • Guided the actors through an exercise to establish  boundaries and invite openness and vulnerability to their work.

  • Offered de-roling techniques to the actors to step out of an emotionally charged scene.

Good Girl

(Short film, Dir. Jenny Kleiman, Bubbie’s Kitchen Films LLC) | New York, NY

        

Intimacy Coordinator    

  • Intimacy Coordinated one scene including a childbirth, one scene with simulated sex, and two scenes with simulated masturbation.

  • Utilized masking techniques with props and choreography to achieve implied nudity while actors wore  modesty garments.

  • Assisted with fight choreography of staged slap.

  • Provided and assisted in the application of modesty garments for the actors.

  • Provided barriers  to ensure physical desensitization for the comfort of the actors during scene of simulated sex.

  • Drafted nudity/intimacy riders for the actors.

She's Mine Now

(Short film, Dir. Dalton Okolo, 1108 Media)  | Arlington, VA                                  

 

Intimacy Coordinator

  • Drafted intimacy riders for actors

  • Choreographed scene with kissing and minor stage combat

  • Implemented health and safety practices for kissing actors to mitigate the transmission of viruses and bacteria.

Nobody Knows

(Short film, Dir. Fengyuan Zhao)  | New York, NY                                   

 

Intimacy Coordinator 

  • Intimacy coordinated scene including simulated oral sex.

  • Drafted nudity/intimacy riders for the actors.

Bedtime Story

(Short film, Dir. Fengyuan Zhao)  | New York, NY                                   

 

Intimacy Coordinator 

  • Drafted nudity/intimacy riders for the actors.

  • Implemented health and safety practices for kissing actors to mitigate the transmission of viruses and bacteria.

  • Collaborated with actor and makeup team to choreograph scene with real tentacles from butchered octopus.

Hollow Hill

(Short film, Dir. Fengyuan Zhao)  | New York, NY                                   

 

Intimacy Coordinator 

  • Drafted nudity/intimacy riders for the actors.

  • Choreographed kissing and simulated sex scene, simulated BDSM- wax and impact play with partial nudity and modesty garments.

Penetron

(Comedic short film, Dir. Joshua Radford)  | New York, NY                                   

 

Intimacy Coordinator 

  • Intimacy coordinated a comedic scene of a partnered workout class with exercises resembling penetrative sex.

  • Lead actors through boundary-establishing exercise.

  • Lead actors through physical warm-up to prevent injury from movements requiring flexibility and athleticism.  

The Next Big One: A Comedy with Three Potential Problems

(Feature film, Dir. Ariel Kavoussi)  | New York, NY                                   

 

Intimacy Consultant

  • Advised director on casting decisions for "teenage" characters

  • Met with actors to go over best practices for choreographing kisses

  • Taught the team boundary-establishing exercise

Fibre

(Short film, Dir. Reuben Hamlyn)  | New York, NY                                   

 

Intimacy Consultant

  • Provided student director with resources on best practices for scenes with intimacy, SAG-AFTRA guidelines, and creating riders 

  • Checked in with actors individually and served as a liaison to communicate their concerns with the director/crew as they came up 

She's Mine Now

(Short film, Dir. Dalton Okolo, 1108 Media)  | Arlington, VA                                  

 

Intimacy Coordinator

  • Drafted intimacy riders for actors

  • Choreographed scene with kissing and minor stage combat

  • Implemented health and safety practices for kissing actors to mitigate the transmission of viruses and bacteria.

Theatre

Doubt That the Stars Are Fire

The Center (The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center) | New York, NY                                   

Intimacy Director

  • Assisted cast in crew in formation of community agreeement.

  • Choreographed moments of flirting and intimacy through the play.

  • Ensured health and safety protocols were being followed with moments of kissing to avoid the transmission of illness and infection between actors.

  • Provided support and deroling techniques for actors while working scenes with emotional intensity.

  • Choreographed a wrestle in between actors and worked with co- fight director to choreograph large fight scene with fantasy elements, falls, a faint, and two deaths with stage blood.

  • Provided support to actress experiencing persistent vasovagal response (feeling faint) around blood/the fight scene.

  • Provided and assisted in the application of modesty garments and tapes to help actors feel confident in costuming.

Fitzwilliam

Hudson Guild Theater | New York, NY           

 

Assistant director and choreographer

Stick Fly

Intiman Theater | Seattle, WA   

                                                                       

Assistant Stage Manager

Agnes of God

Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences | Seattle, WA                                       

                                

Director