In the summer of 2016 I directed the dance portion of the Melissa Kutcher Gymnastics Camp at University of Denver. I instructed, organized, and choreographed dances for the camp that culminated in a performance on the final day. I have coached at gymnastics camps since I was 17 and making the transition over to the dance element of the sport has been fun and exciting. Dance can be very challenging for many gymnasts in its different uses of structure (both muscular and skeletal), space and organization of movement and mind. I love the challenge, and utilize my insight from the many years of gymnastics training and coaching. I combine this knowledge with my experience as a performing artist and dancer to create a fun and challenging learning environment that allows the athletes to broaden their understandings of movement and expression.