Apryl, is an experienced instructor, dedicated to collaboration, social engagement and interdisciplinary practice. Using the arts as a modality, she puts her collaborators and participants at the heart of each project. She is passionate about facilitating work that fosters a supportive participant-centered environment, encouraging exploration and personal growth and promoting greater sense of wellbeing and community. Apryl is available to lead master classes, create performance installations and develop participatory/applied performing arts projects. For more details, email her.
Residencies & Master Classes
Improvisation & Modern Dance Technique Master Classes (March 2018), American College Dance Association Festival, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Modern Dance Technique Master Class (October 2017), Arts in Motion, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Mindfulness Facilitator (Winter & Fall 2017), Faculty Development Center, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Guest Artist (Sept. 2016 - January 2017), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Jazz/Street Dance Workshop (June 2011), SMILE, Brixton Refugee Council, Brixton.
People Dancing (March 2017 – Present), Ann Arbor, Michigan. Associated artist.
Right Brain Performancelab (2001 – Present), Portland, Oregon. Associated artist.
Guerilla Dance Project (2011), London, UK. Member of company.
Spinning Yarns Dance Collective (1998-2009), San Francisco, California. Co-founder and Co-director 1998-2001. Associated artist and member of company 2004-2009.
FLUX Dance Project (2006-2008), San Francisco, California and Phoenix, Arizona. Co-Founder and Co-director.
Applied Performance Projects
From Flanders Field - A project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a new performance piece with secondary school students from Orleans Park School (Twickenham, UK, June to December 2014).
Forgotten Toys and Games – an oral history and intergenerational project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fun exploring the traditional toys and games used and play by children between 1945 to 1960 (London, UK, October 2012 –June 2013)
Staywell Movement Sessions - Designed two unique movement sessions to address the diverse physical needs of older people: Ballet/Stretch for Active Over 65s and Chair Dance for older people with limited mobility and dementia (Kingston upon Thames, UK, June 2012 to December 2014).
Berkeley Primary Summer School - Lead arts practitioner on a four- week drama project for primary school students in Cranford, a district of the Hounslow. The intention was to strengthen literacy and numeracy through arts practices (Hounslow, UK, August 2014).
Love Stories - An intergenerational performing arts project bringing together vulnerable young people from the Anstee Bridge Programme, senior citizens from Age Concern and domestic violence survivors from The Kingston One Stop Shop (Kingston upon Thames, March 2013).