Performing Arts: Dance
Trudy is the Artistic/Executive Director of the Mendocino Ballet Company and School since 2001,where she has implemented a comprehensive, professional Classical Ballet training program for the serious dancer and a multi-discipline recreational dance program including ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance, flamenco, character dance, creative dance, and more.
She has performed numerous roles in contemporary and classical ballet and has taught classical ballet, jazz, tap, creative dance, floor barre, and gymnastics throughout the country and internationally in southern France where she was a Guest Instructor and Choreographer in a cultural exchange project with over 30 dancers from schools north of Paris and in Valence d’Agen in southwest France.
She has organized Outreach Programs for Arts in Education Programs and taught movement workshops and dance history throughout the community and school districts of western Colorado and northern California. She also taught Dance Movement and Dance History Workshops at Woodlands Charter School and Tree of Life Charter School in Ukiah and Classical Ballet and Performance classes at Mendocino College.
She was a guest teacher and taught Arts Management, Ballet, and Dance History at Mesa State College in Colorado. She has produced and choreographed musical theatre productions for the schools and community theatre in western Colorado and northern California as well as classical and original ballets for Colorado West Ballet and the Mendocino Ballet.