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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
70000 / year
December 21, 2018

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Keith Banks

Executive Director

Evoking a Movement4Life with purpose 409-***-**** California, Fort Myers, Florida, United States WORK EXPERIENCE

09/2014 – Present

Executive/Artistic Director

Movement 4 Life, Inc

Fort Myers, Florida

Our mission is to help facilitate optimal involvement, expression, and eventually overall wellness. Through dance and fitness practices enhance self- mastery mentally and physically. Design daily regimen to improve ease of movement, improving mobility for toddlers through adulthood. Contracted by schools, businesses and non profits for demonstrations,fairs and public speaking engagements to raise awareness of good and fun health practices. Power Couple of SWFL, FitNation Magazine

Commissioned by Collier County School District to discuss the topic of "Being an Effective Public Speaker." Immokalee HS Commissioned by Lee County School District to speak on "Team- building for Faculty" Six Mile Charter Academy

Interweaving Dance & Energy Healing, Natural Awakening Magazine on Movement 4 Life

Dance Fitness is Life in Motion, FitNationMagazine, Naples FL Contact: Stan Douge, FitNation – 347-***-****

10/1989 – 07/2014

Owner/Executive Director/President

Studio 10 Dance, Inc

San Jose, CA

Offered year-round dance education in the heart of Silicon Valley hosting weekly classes, private team and solo coaching, and hosted MasterClass Series with industry professionals. Has coached and mentored a multitude of award winning dancers of television, movies, and the stage such as Nick Lazzarini

(Season 1 Winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" and Miss San Francisco, Louise Wu along with many artists who have thriving careers in the industry and are leave a lasting impact on community and making change as leaders. Recognized as "Best of the Bay" dance studio on KRON TV several years for diversity and public service in Northern California. Produced annual production with dancers, performers, technical crew, videographer, administrative staff and volunteers to ensure high artistic standards for families and corporate affiliations. Executed "Bags of Love" to provide life-giving food and products to the Mission District in San Francisco, CA. Coordinated "Blankets for the Bay" to provide warm blankets during the winter months to homeless and underserved communities.

Contact: Carla Labat, former owner of Studio 10 Dance, Inc – 408-***-**** SKILLS

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Coordinate and execute creatively with passion

Implement and coordinate workshops, master classes and community events, fundraisers and activities

Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

Inspire community outreach through arts education

Versatile and comfortable with all ages /ability levels VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

01/2016 – Present

Arts and Health &Wellness Consultant

Ciclovia Immokalee

Immokalee, Florida

Community Partner

Coordinate community demonstrations to encourage physical activity. Facilitated movement classes to counter cultural obesity and lethargy. Choreograph iCoArts mini- showcases for Ciclovia Immokalee.

Bringing awareness to the community about the support of nonprofit organizations in their area.

Contact: Suzanne Fundingsland.

10/2014 – Present

Community Collaboration Partner

Oficina da Capoeira

Fort Myers, Florida

Inspire local migrant and underserved youth in SWFL with alternative options through Movement, Music and Leadership. Provide a safe haven to explore, express and develop skills. Collaborate on seasonal showcases and scholarship performances for education and cultural exchange.

Contact: Humberto Passos – 239-***-****

12/2015 – Present

Community Partner

Meals of Hope of SWFL

Naples, FL

Group organizer for food packaging for those in need Contact: Steve Popper – 239-***-****






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01/1996 – 05/1997

Adjunct Dance Faculty

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

Instructor and program developer for the intermediate-advanced Jazz Dance courses as well as choreography, dance aesthetics and core conditioning. Created curriculum & dance syllabi for movement vocabulary to progress dance education.

Maintained accurate and detailed records of participants, and grading system

Enriched students love for the Arts by sharing documentaries, history of dance and assemblies.

Supported local Arts engagment in the community.

Choreographed and overseeing the Final showcases while collaborating with the other departments for a polished outcome. Contact: Heather Cooper, Department Head, SJSU

09/1994 – 05/1996

Adjunct Dance Faculty

Evergreen Valley College

San Jose, CA

Community College in San Jose, CA

Taught dance technique, tracked students progress, kept detailed records for grading and curriculum adherence for collegiate achievement.

Enhanced student perception of the effacy of Arts in society through group discussion, ideas sharing through a safe and creative atmosphere.

Development of showcases and private class performances to give students the ability to learn and share their own choreography and team-teaching methods.

Introducing multiple styles of dance and cultural enrichment through the Arts.

Together created a new showcase with graduates and former students.


CPR/AED Red Cross Training (05/2016 – Present)

YMCA Fort Myers, FL

Mentoring Certification (Initiative Research & Training iRT Building the Foundation - Mentor/Mentee/Parents

(06/2016 – Present)

Maintaining the relationship, Ethics, Training and Promoting & Enhancing Resilience in Learning: Behavioral science research company that develops and evaluate cutting edge products and services designed to improve the lives of youth, families and organizations. Funded by National institute of Child Health and Human Development (nichd) Office of Juvenile Justice and Dilinquency Prevention (ojjdp) National Institute on Drug Abuse (nida) EDUCATION


Bachelor of Science, Dance Pre-Physical Therapy

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS


10/2004 – 07/2014

Community Partner

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara County

San Jose, CA

Created and coordinated "White Winter Showcase" Community Holiday donation event. Raising more than 1000lbs of food in one evening. As a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization this network of 309 non profit partners at 985 sites attempted to provide food to anyone who needed it.

Placed barrels for non perishable food donations at our business sites prior to the holidays.

Top Industry Dance Professional performed for free in order to help raise awareness of the desperate need in California to feed families year round.

Creating a save place for community to share in helping one another while working on alignment through expressive arts. Contact: 408-***-****

01/2016 – Present

Public Speaker/Community Liason

Eckerd College, Immokalee HS, PACE Center for

Girl, Six Mile Charter Academy & more

Immokalee, FL

College social advocate/ cultural exchange, School for troubled girls, Support the student body's sense of well-being. Utilizing exercise, dance, music or meditation to bring about the most positive outcome.

Contact: Marianne Kearns, Ph.D, Director – 239-***-**** AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

iCoArts (12/2015 – Present)

Co-Creator of Arts and CommunityOutreach Initiative for 501C3 organization

IndepenDance Company (2010 – 2012)

Community Outreach Classes and Scholarships to IHS in East Side School District San Jose, CA


Roni Mahler Award (04/2002)

Kansas State University

In recognition for global support and contributions to the Arts. Shared my story " KSU to business entrepreneur and back" Reiki Master Level Certification (08/2018 – Present) Silvia Casabianca, MA, LMHC, CTP, RM, QS. Naples, FL Tai Chi for Better Balance Certification (06/2015 – Present) Floridians Fighting Falls

Reconnective Healing Certified Practitioner

(10/2009 – Present)

Dr. Eric Pearl, DCM Los Angeles, CA


World Hunger Homeless Advocate The Arts





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