​2011-2012      Rhapsody Farm Riding Academy, Scottsville, Virginia   Director of Dressage Training & Instruction    Develop curriculum to educate riders  enabling  them to maximize their relationship with their horse. Manage and operate training facility .      2009-2011   Royal Piaffe International, Chesterfield, Virginia   Director of Dressage Training & Instruction    Train, teach, & facility management, Develop & implement Apprentice Program, Concentration on developing young riders, Active with 4H Group, Accompanied & coached students at horse shows, Guest clinician in Virginia & Maryland            2008   Freelance dressage instruction & training in Frederick, Maryland. Continue work rehabilitating horses of many breeds drawing from experience with nutrition, gymnastic riding, & utilization of a variety of complementary wellness modalities.Special emphasis on working with junior riders.            2007   Manage & operate a training/teaching/breeding facility in Frederick, Maryland area.  Continuing education with David Collins, author of “Dressage Masters”.  David is a graduate of the Swedish national riding system and has lived, trained, & shown in Europe & the USA through Grand Prix. Most recently writing his book & spending time with Klaus Balkenhol, Ernst Hoyas, Dr. Schulten-Baumer, & George Theodorescu. Prepared & trained Junior-Young Rider Team for Team Competition at Morven Park. Team  won the Stable Management Award in a field of forty teams, and finished in the ribbons. Received Volunteer award from PVDA.  Safely delivered numerous foals, including first foal crop from my   stallion, “Rubaiyat.”  Continue sport horse breeding program.           2006   Manage & operate a training/teaching/breeding facility in Frederick, Maryland area. Continuing education with David Collins & Isabel von-Neumann Cosul, co-author of “Balance in Motion”, a book dedicated to finding your perfect classical riding seat.Prepared & presented my stallion, “Rubaiyat” for Dressage at Devon where he was Champion in the American Warmblood Society division.Continue sport horse breeding program            2005   Relocate to Frederick, Maryland area, freelance dressage training & instruction.   South Carolina Dressage Association guest clinician. Consistent clinician in Camden, S.C. where students were consistently winning at second & third level in recognized competition. Continue sport horse breeding program.            2004   Manage & operate a training/teaching/breeding facility in Northern , Virginia.  Founding member of “Equine Wellness Consortium” dedicated to advocacy for the equine species, placing unwanted horses with new owners, educating people about emerging health issues for their horses, and the perpetuation of the craft of classical horsemanship Consistent clinician in Camden S.C.  Continue sport horse breeding program.             2003   Manage & operate a training/teaching/breeding facility in Northern  Virginia.   Attended USDF National Trainer Symposium.   Served as Education Committee Chairman for the Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeder’s Society, and guest speaker regarding preparation on young horses for performance test. Continue education with Gerhard Politz.  Acquired stallion, “Rubaiyat” Rubinstein I / Inschallah/ Furioso II.   Continue sport horse breeding program.             2002    Operate a training/teaching/breeding facility in Northern  Virginia.  Trained & presented home bredOldenburg four year old for Dressage at Devon where he was pinned Champion in the Materiale class with a score of 75.9%.   Continue education with Gerhard Politz.  Continue sport horse breeding program.             2001   Freelance dressage instruction & training inChester County Pennsylvania.  Elected to board of directors of “Large Animal Protection Society”.  Continue sport horse breeding program.             2000     Trained 5 three year old Dutch Warmbloods for Iron Spring Farm.  Trained & exhibited “ISF Par Favour” by Rampal at Dressage at Devon where he was Champion in the 3 & 4 year old  Dressage Suitability class.  Made contacts and trip to Sweden, Denmark, & Holland where dressage horses were selected & imported for clients. Trained & managed these horses upon their arrival in the USA.  Continue sport horse breeding program.            1999   Employed by private farms in Chester County, Pa where responsibilities included riding, training, and managing numerous dressage horses, green through Grand Prix.  Continue sport horse breeding program.   1998   Manage & operate a training/teaching/breeding facility in North Carolina.   My working student wont the BLM First Level Junior Championship in a class of more than 30 riders.  Continue sport horse breeding program.              1995-1997   Apprenticeship with Hokan Thorn.   Responsible for all aspects of care for up to 24 horses in training.  Interface with vets, farriers, and owners.   Rode ~10 horses per day, green through Grand Prix.  Instructed clients on their horses & coached at shows.  Prepared young horses for performance tests.               1995   Apprenticeship with Manfred Lewis.   Responsible for all aspects of care for up to 12 horses in training.   Rode numerous young horses.              1995-1996     Director of Dressage Instruction at Victoria Station Farm, a 60 stall sport horse training facility in St. Paul, Minnesota.              1995-1997   Schooled the Grand Prix movements on “Asterix” an imported Hanoverian trained at Warendorf & exhibited at Aachen, and “Parvenue Two” an imported Westfalen by “Paradox” that competed in the USET selections for the 1996 Olympics.               1985-1995   Intensive dressage & jumping training. Purchased young horses , trained, showed & sold.  Began riding horses for other. Started sport horse breeding program.             Prior to 1985   Professional ballet dancer. Long time student of John Kriza, American Ballet Theatre’s  Artistic Director Emeritus. Mr. Kriza remains primary inspiration & influence as an instructor. Danced in ballets including “Swan Lake’, “Giselle”, “Sleeping Beauty”, & “The Nutcracker”, and in musical theatre productions such as “West Side Story”.Performed with dance groups, The American Ballet Theatre, The Stuttgart Ballet, & The Chicago Lyric Opera. Between 1980-1985 studied & performed with Lirena Branitski who had emigrated from the USSR where she had been a soloist with the Kiev Ballet. Taught many ballet students, some that went on to dance in companies such as the Joffrey Ballet, The American Ballet Theatre, The San Francisco Ballet, & The Boston Ballet        .