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Dance Teaching Artist

New York, New York, United States
October 02, 2016

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Mackenzi Bell-Nugent

*** ********* ***. ***. ** New York, NY 10026

303-***-**** *


Colorado College

Bachelor of Arts in Race and Ethnic Studies/Dance, May 2014

Experience Abroad:

London, England January-March 2013

Florence, Italy March-May 2013

Hangzhou, China January-April 2015


Dance Instructor, Denver Dance Studio

March 2016-August 30, 2016

Choreograph new hip hop dances weekly

Encourage individuals to be comfortable in their body

Foster a safe community of dancers

Choreographer/Dancer, Denver Dance Performing Troupe

May 2014-August 30, 2016

Create and perform multiple 3-8 minute long dances of various styles

Complement the performer’s personal style with several choreographic techniques

Master choreography of various styles in a weeks time

Dance Instructor, Young Adults for Positive Action (YAPA) One Imagination Program

August 2015-January 2016

Taught leadership skills through individualized choreography

Incorporated STEM elements into daily lessons

Mentored elementary students with an interest in performing arts

Dance Teacher/Outreach Representative, Academy 360 Charter School

August-December 2014

Planned and implemented a weekly dance curriculum.

Taught students about personal and communal space through movement based activities.

Instructed and demonstrated a wide range of dance styles to over 100 K-3rd grade students.

Prepared resource and publicity materials

Conducted evaluations about education within the neighborhood

Advocated for health and wellness based learning to the community


TRACKS DENVER Performer May 2016-August 30, 2016

-Cardio endurance

-Skilled improvisation


-Belly Dance/Hip Hop Fusion

-Original Choreography

DRAG NATION Dancer/Choreographer September 2014-August 30, 2016

-Monthly performances

-Hip Hop & Contemporary style

SHE DANCES FREE Soloist June 2014-Present

-Fusion Belly Dance

-Video Production

DENVER’S GOT TALENT Backup Dancer February 2016

-Motown themed choreography

ULTIMATE QUEEN Backup Dancer February 2016

-Originally Britney Spears Choreography

ROOSTER CAT Soloist June 2014

-Traditional Belly Dance

-Skilled Improvisation

DANCE WORKSHOP Dancer/Choreographer January 2011-May 2014, September 2009-May 2010

-Semester basis

-Modern, South African and Latin choreography


October 2013-Present “Courage Is” Campaign at The Denver Children’s Hospital

Choreographed and performed solo at the Paramount Theatre

Shared my story of survival for documentation purposes

Represented the campaign at the board of trustees

Continue to write and share my journey

November 2010-Present Art Committee Youth Representative at The Denver Children’s Hospital

Represented the perspective of youth in Children’s Hospital

Communicated opinions of art and murals decorating the hospital

Approved submissions and donations for the hospital’s art collection

October 2011-April 2014 Survivorship Coordinator for Colorado College’s Relay for Life

Created invitations and notices advertising Relay for Life to distribute to cancer patients and survivors

Organized a dinner to honor cancer survivors in the Colorado Springs area

Personally made over 20 survivorship gifts

Fall 2012-Summer 2014 New Student Orientation Leader, Colorado College

Assists in the transition of new students coming into Colorado College

Became mentor for incoming freshman students

Led service trips to New Mexico

Fostered relationships between first year students

Took on responsibilities of liaison for the college

Fall 2012-Summer 2014 Mentor, Friends of Colorado College

Liaison for Colorado College

Advisor to first year students of color

Responsibility of creating a safe environment

Became guide for a positive college experience

March 2012 Student Panelist, Educating Children of Color Conference

Spoke along side academic professors on the issue of race on college campuses

Facilitated discussion on sexism through media analysis for 30 minutes

Represented student perspective on race and gender as panel member

Led programing designed for community engagement

Oversaw and managed over 100 high school students

May 2013 Survivorship Speaker at the Boulder Relay for Life

April 2012 Survivorship Speaker at the Woodland Park Relay for Life

March 2011 Survivorship Speaker at the Colorado College Relay for Life

Shared my personal story of battling cancer

Encouraged people undergoing cancer treatments

Represented people with cancer to fundraise for medical research

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