While enrolled as a graduate student at Florida State University, she was an
active member of Dance Repertory Theatre (DRT) and assisted director Lynda
Davis with company business, rehearsals, and organizing the DRT Community Link
performance for students in Leon County Schools. While in DRT, Schriffen also
performed in pieces by many guest choreographers including, Terry Creach, Bruce
Wood, Jawole Zollar, Gerri Houlihan, and Nancy Smith Fichter. She performed works
by Lynda Davis, Anthony Morgan, Patty Phillips, and Rick McCullough during her
time at FSU. She taught for the General Studies Program at FSU, teaching
multiple levels of jazz, beginning ballet, and contemporary. Schriffen had the
distinct honor of working closely with Dan Wagoner as one of her mentors for
her thesis concert. She also performed in master works including Martha
Graham’s "Steps in the Street" from Chronicle in fall 2006. She also
served as rehearsal director and a performer in Paul Taylor's Esplanade in
April 2007. She has performed and had her choreography showcased at the
American College Dance Festival, the Charlotte Dance Festival, and in several
Piccolo Spoleto Festivals.
Schriffen is active in the dance community in Charlotte, N.C., with the
Charlotte Dance Festival, and as an independent performer in various festivals
around the region. Schriffen has also been on faculty for the Staibdance Summer
Dance Intensive in Sorrento, Italy each summer, teaching, choreographing and
performing with the Staibdance Company.
Most recently she has begun dancing with Bodiography Charlotte Ensemble,
a branch of Bodiography out of Pittsburgh, PA.