Some miscellaneous things outside of academia...

Ballroom Dance

I am a competitive Ballroom Dancer.

Ballroom dance arose as the standardization of various folk partner dances around the start of the 20th century. Over the subsequent hundred plus years, it has evolved into a formal canon which is technically-involved and increasingly athletic while retaining the classic (Ballroom) aesthetic.

I have ranked in the top 20 Amateur Ballroom dancers in the US. My primary coaches are Emanuele Pappacena and Francesca Lazzari. Additionally, I've been fortunate enough to train with many of the best teachers in the world.

I also enjoy teaching Ballroom dance, both working with individual couples as well as teaching group classes. I spent three years as the Standard Ballroom instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Et Cetera

Things I'd love to talk to you about: the Zohar and Jewish mysticism, lock-picking, chess, homeschooling, Freudo-Marxism, cocktails, (Philadelphia) sports.

Avril 50 is one of the finest spots in Philadelphia.

It only took 154 5:00 AM trips and counting to get my photo on the wall at the best restaurant in Providence.

Everyone should watch more Fellini.