A.T. is a Minnesota transplant recently relocated to Wilmington, Delaware. She teaches Modern Dance at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
From 2011-2013, she taught in the dance department at Winona State University and as a teaching artist for the Cowles Center in Minneapolis. Here she lead creative movement/dance-integration residencies in K-12 schools in the metro area and with schools across the country via live videoconferencing.
From 2007-2010, A.T. held a teaching fellowship in the University of Oregon dance department while working on her M.F.A. in Dance Education.
Her research centers on dance education: examining modes of engagement, awareness, and thinking utilized in the studio classroom where movement is primary. In 2012, her article "Higher Order Thinking in the Dance Studio" was published in the Journal of Dance Education.
A.T. danced professionally in New
York and Philadelphia, working with choreographers Myra Bazell, Tania Isaac, Stephan Koplowitz, Philadanco II, Mary Anthony, Donald McKayle, and the Sokolow Dance Foundation. Her choreography has
been seen in Oregon, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. She is grateful to be part of the collective TRANSForm, a collaborative group of dance artists invested in presenting work and creating opportunities to engage with dance communities across the country.