Choreography and Direction

2011
Choreographed River, a site-specific performance for FLOW Family Day at 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Choreographed a flash mob for Marriot International at the JW Marriot Hotel, Indianapolis;

2010
Directed and choreographed Salvaged Layers, an original site-specific performance in collaboration with Ball State University’s Department of Architecture at the Irvington Theatre, Indianapolis.

Directed and choreographed Made for Each Other-West Indy at the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Indianapolis.

Choreographed Speech and Debate, for the Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis.

Choreographed a flash mob for the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Monument Circle, Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Unit Director for Poe and the Museum of Lost Arts at 3LD Art and Technology Center, New York City.

2008
Directed and choreographed One Wild and Precious Life, presented by Butler Theatre at the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library for the Spirit and Place Festival, Indianapolis.   

Choreographed Toward the Unknown Region, for EncoreVocal Arts, Zionsville, IN.
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2007
Choreographed Lamentations, for Butler Theatre, Indianapolis.

Directed Portrait of the Unknown, for Butler Theatre at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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Directed and choreographed Different Trains, presented at the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival.
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Directed and choreographed Bi-Quad, a site-specific performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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Co-directed In the Penal Colony, a site-specific performance for Butler University Theatre, Indianapolis.

Choreographed The Quilters for Butler University Lyric Theatre, Indianapolis.


2006
Choreographed The Photographer for Butler University Theatre, Indianapolis.

Choreographed Evoe, a site-specific performance on Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis.

Choreographed Jocasta , a video shot in New York State.

Co-directed dirty_little_Heart , a site-specific performance at the Murphy Art Center, Indianapolis. Read a review>>

Choreographed Tamer Tamed and Two Noble Kinsmen for Butler University Theatre, Indianapolis.

Choreographed Dido and Aeneas and Trouble in Tahiti for Butler University Lyric Theatre, Indianapolis.


2005
Directed and choreographed Waterways, a site-specific performance on the canal in downtown Indianapolis. Read a review>>

Choreographed Skriker, a play by Caryl Churchill, Butler University Theatre, Indianapolis, IN.

Directed Unreal City, a site-specific performance at Central State Hospital for Butler University Theatre. Read a review>>

Choreographed A Midsummer Night's Dream for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN.

Choreographed Euripede's Bacchai for Indiana University Theater, Bloomington, IN.

Choreographed Company, a musical by Stephan Sondheim for Butler University Lyric Theatre, Indianapolis.


2004
Co-directed A Mouthful of Birds for Butler University Theatre. Read a review>>

Directed In the Garden, a site-specific performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Directed and choreographed Current and Past Works, presented at Butler University. Read a review>>

Co-directed Memory House, a site-specific performance at the Medical History Museum.


2003
Co-directed The Dreaming of the Bones, a play that toured Ireland.


2002
Co-directed Shades of Sam, five short plays by Samuel Beckett, for Butler University Theatre, Indianapolis.

Directed and choreographed The Dunes Project, presented at Butler University. Read a review>>

2001
Directed and choreographed becoming, in collaboration with Theater of Inclusion.

Choreographed Boxes, performed at Harrison Center Gallery and Butler University in 2001 and the Jewish
Community Center in Indianapolis and the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre in Bloomington, IN , 2002. Read a review>>


2000
Co-directed and choreographed games, in collaboration with Theater of Inclusion. Read a review>>

Choreographed Crazy Pablo , performed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Produced and directed Landscape and the Body , a workshop presented at the Christian Theological Seminary.

Choreographed Summer Solstice Celebration, around the sculptures of Ursula Von Rydingsvard at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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1999
Co-directed and choreographed fall circle, performed at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and the Fort Wayne Dance Collective.


1998
Produced, directed, choreographed and performed in Sacred Spaces 2, a progression of dances performed at the Catacombs under the Indianapolis City Market, the Indianapolis Artsgarden and the Madame Walker Theatre in collaboration with musician Elise Kermani. This performance was part of the Spirit and Place Civic Festival.


1997
Produced, directed, co-choreographed and performed in Sacred Spaces: A Dance Pilgrimage, a progression of dances performed at the Christian Theological Seminary, Crown Hill Cemetery and Susurrus Space in collaboration with choreographer Annie Carpenter and musicians Sally Childs-Helton and David Kadlec. The Indianapolis Star listed this performance as the top dance event of 1997 in Indianapolis . This performance was part of the Spirit and Place Civic Festival. Read a review>>


1996
Produced, directed, choreographed and performed in Calder in the Park, in collaboration with visual artist Carolyn Ard and musician Tony Artis at the Eagle Creek Park Amphitheater. Read a review>>

Choreographed The Secret Life of Laura Petrie and Her Turnings, performed as part of Fragments, a collaboration between Saints Neo-Vaudeville, Is Performance Group and Susurrus at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.


1995
Choreographed Tides, performed at the Cleveland Performance Art Festival.

Choreographed Who Will Tell me Who I Am?, in collaboration with visual artist Carolyn Ard and writer David Hoppe, performed at the Turman Gallery at Indiana State University and Hot House Gallery in Indianapolis.


1994
Produced, directed and choreographed Imagining Nature, a collaboration with percussionist Glen Velez and visual artist David Young, performed at the Vogue Nightclub in Indianapolis in 1994 and at the Susurrus Space, 1997.

Produced, directed, and choreographed Dances of Fact, a dance concert at Caleb Mills Auditorium in Indianapolis. Read a review>>

Co-produced, directed and choreographed Stop the Cycle, a performance/installation with visual artist Carolyn Ard and writer David Hoppe. Performed at the Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis in 1993 and the Faris Building in Indianapolis.


1991
Produced This Peace is War, a video/dance collaboration with video artist Edward Boilini.

Co-produced, directed and choreographed The Inner Room, a collaboration with visual artist Carolyn Ard and writer David Hoppe at 431 Gallery in Indianapolis.


1987
Produced, directed and choreographed Melli Hoppe Dances, a series of dance concerts that toured Northern Indiana.