Curriculum Vitae
EDUCATION
M.F.A. Creative Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Arts                                                       
July 2007               New College of California                                San Francisco, CA
Music, dance & ritual performance; performing arts production and management; arts activism for social change; global economics and the Sacred Feminine
(Program now housed at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA)
                                                                                                       
M.A. Women's Spirituality
August 2006          New College of California                                San Francisco, CA
Art as sacred practice; women’s work and social change; global economics; creativity and cross-cultural learning; matrilineal studies; dance and song in performance ritual
(Program now housed to the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA)
 
B.A. Integral Studies                                                                                               
December 2003     California Institute of Integral Studies                San Francisco, CA
Community building through creativity; interdisciplinary and multicultural studies; performance ritual
 
1993-1994             Emerson College                                              Boston, MA            
Acting, voice studies, creative movement, and dance composition                                             
 
1991-1993             SUNY Brockport                                               Brockport, NY
Performing & visual arts
 
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teacher, Ophelia's Oracle: Art Circles for Girls
Spring 2010               Spencer-Van Etten Middle School            Spencer, NY
 
Dance/Art Teacher            
Summer 2009            Community School of Music & Art                   Ithaca, NY
 
Instructor, Economics as if People Mattered
2009                        Alternatives Federal Credit Union                     Ithaca, NY
 
Teaching Aide,Multicultural Literacy through the Arts                                 
Spring 2008           Santa Cruz City Schools                                 Santa Cruz, CA
 
Instructor,Women’s Economics Workshop
Spring 2008           Russian River Women’s Weekend                    Guerneville, CA
    
Guest Lecturer, Women and the Global Economy
Spring 2007           Napa Valley College                                        Napa, CA
 
Co-Teacher, Metaformic/Feminist Theory
Fall 2006                 New College of California                                San Francisco, CA
 
Teaching Assistant, Metaformic/Feminist Theory
Fall 2005                  New College of California                               San Francisco, CA
 
Teaching Assistant, Archaeomythology
Summer 2005        New College of California                                   San Francisco, CA
 
Instructor, Dance, Mother-Baby Movement, Birth Art Workshops
1999 – 2002           private/public studios                                        CA / NY
 
 
PERFORMANCE OF ORIGINAL MUSIC / GUEST ARTIST PRESENTATIONS
May 2010  Mamapalooza/Musuem of Motherhood Conference, NOLA Studios, New York City
 
May 2010  Carriage House Cafe, Ithaca, NY
 
April 2010  Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
 
April 2010  Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto CA
 
October 2009 Featured Performer, Association for Research on Mothering, Toronto, ON
 
June 2009 Featured Performer, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Spokane, WA 
 
August 2008 Guest Performer & Percussionist for Judy Grahn & Anne Carol, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA
 
June 2008 Benefit for Positive News Newspaper, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
 
May 2008 Menstrual Currency Creative Workshop: Valuing the Sacred Feminine and the Economics of Blood, Russian River Women’s Weekend, Guerneville, CA
 
March 2008 Benefit for ENH Outdoor School, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
 
February 2008 Sera Beak’s Redvolution Workshop, guest artist/presenter; Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA
 
January 2008 Goddesses Sing: Benefit for Walnut Avenue Women’s Center, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
October 2007 Veteran’s Memorial Hall, Santa Cruz, CA
 
August 2007 Songwriter’s Showcase, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
 
July 2007 Offerings: An Art Happening, Co-Producer, featured performer, and facilitator for community economics ritual, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco; 4 Directions Benefit for the People of Haiti, The Greenhouse Café, San Francisco
 
June 2007 Songwriters Showcase, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
 
March 2007 Direct Action Against the Iraq War, Vets Hall, Santa Cruz perform w/ full band; Earthsongs & Bloodroots with Anne Carol, E3 Playhouse, Santa Cruz, CA
 
February 2007 Sacred Saturday, guest artist/presenter for Vicki Noble; Pacific Cultural Center, Santa Cruz; Salon in the Grove, guest artist/activist for Laura Brown, PhD., Memorial Oak Grove, Berkeley
 
January 2007 Radical Rat Film-Music Showcase, Sundance Film Festival, The Spur Bar & Grill, Park City, Utah
 
October 2006 Little Fox Theatre, Redwood City, CA
 
August 2006 The Little Fox Theatre, Redwood City, CA; Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton, CA; 1080 AM KSCO Radio, Santa Cruz, CA
 
July 2006 Please Stand By, 107.5 FM KPIG Radio, Freedom, CA
 
June 2006 Laurel Glen Afternoon Social, Soquel, CA; Santa Cruz DIVA NIGHT featured performer, Santa Cruz, CA
 
May 2006 Santa Cruz Sunday Showcase, featured performer, Santa Cruz, CA
 
September 2005 City Center Café, Burning Man Festival, Nevada
 
August 2005 Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR
 
September 2004 Belladonnas Women’s Center, Berkeley, CA
 
August 2004 La Honda Country Fair, La Honda, CA
 
April 2004 The First Annual Birthdance, Santa Cruz, CA
 
March 2004 Little Fox Theatre, Redwood City, CA
 
September 2003 The 418 Project, Santa Cruz, CA
 
September 2002 Bolton County Fair, Bolton, MA
 
July 2002 Ithaca Festival, Ithaca, NY
 
 
MUSIC RECORDINGS
Forthcoming, 2011: Radwoman Gets Political - Songs That Groove and Soothe the Violence,recordings from Studio 4d8, Brisbane, CA
 
April 2008 Music for Metaformia, limited release for Ani Difranco and Judy Grahn’s west coast tour.
 
January 2007 Polly Wood: Sundance Sampler – Songs Performed at the Sundance Film Festival, limited release
 
July 2006 The Declaration of Radwoman - Sacred Songs and Sung Poems, produced and engineered by Cookie Marenco, OTR Studios, Belmont, CA  
 
 
SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
October 2009 Association for Research on Mothering/International Matriarchal Studies/International Feminists for the Gift Economy, York University, Toronto, ON
 
June 2009 Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Spokane, WA
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
May 2009 Metaformic Economics, Metaformia – A Journal of Menstruation and Culture, www.metaformia.com
 
September 2008 Global Alliance of Grandmothers Gift Wisdom to the World, Positive News US Edition
 
July 2006 The Men$trual Origins of Money: Radical Economics in the Presence of the Divine, Sacred Feminine, Lulu Press, www.lulu.com/radwoman
 
 
DANCE PERFORMANCE/CHOREOGRAPHY/PRODUCTION
September 2010, The Speakeasy, Ithaca NY
 
July 2007, Moon Maidens, choreography, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
April 2004 The 1st Annual Birthdance, Co-Producer, celebration of birth expressed through dance, music and visual arts, Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz, CA
 
October 2002 A Birth Dance, Choreographed and produced a modern dance concerning hopes and fears, dreams and wishes surround childbirth, See Spot Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY                                              
 
1999-2001 The Regular People Show, Featured dancer and performer on artists cable access show, Palo Alto, CA               
 
1996-1997 Shapeshifters, Improvisational dance, music, voice and theatre touring company, San Francisco Bay Area              
 
July 1996 Blue Moon, Environmentally influenced performance with Project Bandaloop, Yosemite National Park, CA              
 
May 1996 Peep Show for One (stop lookin’ at me), Choreographed and produced a one-woman show, Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA              
           
April 1996 Full On Night, company dancer, Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
 
December 1995 Harvest Celebration, company dancer, Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA              
 
April 1994 La Tierra, Choreography and performance, Emerson College, Boston, MA               
 
December 1993 The Birds, Trapeze and Ariel acrobatics, Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA
 
1992-1993 Sankofa,African drum and dance ensemble, Brockport, NY             
 
August 1992 Annie, Assistant Choreographer, Freedom, NH              
 
Summer 1988 Gypsy, Baby June, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY               
 
1976-1991, Ithaca Academy of Dance Recitals, Jazz, tap, ballet & acrobatics, Ithaca, NY
 
 
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT
Self Employed PES/Placenta Encapsulation Services, 2010-present
Administrative Assistant, Safe Sand Company, San Francisco, CA 09-11
Service Mama, Macro Mamas, Ithaca, NY 09-12
Co-Editor, Positive News US Edition, Ithaca, NY, 08-09
Administrative & Personal Assistant, Bellomo Architects, Palo Alto, CA 00-05
Self-Employed Doula/Childbirth Assistant, 99-present