I grew up in Portland, OR and graduated at age 19, with a BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School Of the Arts. I have recently returned to the US after living and working for 7 years in Israel. I believe that my time outside of this country has significantly enhanced my perspective and added another layer to my professional approach.
I have a unique background that comprises of multiple creative, analytic, administrative, and organizational components. I trained as a dancer in Portland, OR, and NY, NY; and danced professionally in both NY, NY and Israel, post graduation. Dance developed in me a love of the human form, movement, music, creativity, discipline, and a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of the artistic creative process.
After dancing professionally for five years, I began branching out. I had the opportunity to work at a high-tech company where I was responsible for maintaining and updating the company’s CRM with notes from client meetings, new business development opportunities, and follow-up information. I sat in on management meetings and was responsible for taking notes, keeping meetings on track according to their agendas, and making sure that everyone was in the loop about decisions made affecting the department. I worked daily with Google Docs/Sheets for multiple purposes (budget and pricing mock-ups, writing email templates, workflow structuring, client internal org charts, etc.).
Currently, I work as a consultant providing digital/printable deliverables as well as maintaining websites. I work daily with Adobe’s Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver) and also work regularly with MS Suite 360 (Word, Excel, PPTX). Consulting has allowed me the opportunity to redirect my creative passion in a new way, and focus those energies on developing different artistic (and practical) skills.
I understand that my background appears ecclectic, but I am grateful for it. The diversity of professional experiences I have had to date provide me with a genuinely unique perspective in what I have to offer to a team and company. I have an array of skills that I bring to the table, both artistically and analytically. I am a fast learner and a hard worker; what I lack in corporate experience I make up for with tenacity and determination to rise to any challenge.
Dance gave me a deep appreciation for the artistic process, and the discipline required to complete creative projects. High-tech developed my organizational and administrative capabilities. Creative consulting taught me how to work independently, on a timeline, while multitasking and producing high-end results. I have a lot of spunk and creative energy to offer and would love to put it to good use working for something I am passionate about.