I approach dance as a test of aliveness and storytelling made absolutely with our beating hearts. Dancing is my shared language – a way to connect, celebrate, respond and take action. A way to remind ourselves of what we are capable. My methodology is equally about the survival of my passion as it is the integrity of that which makes movement powerful, meaningful, and relevant.
Community is at the forefront of my work. As a choreographer, performer, teaching artist, and producing director, my work intercrosses contemporary dance practice, ensemble movement-based theatre, community organization, and nightlife performance. This choreography and direction creates athletic, inclusive, intimate dances that ignite in a place where people with or without dance experience can recognize. I foster collaborative projects that empower and rally intersectionality by the sharing of live experiences, dances, and personal stories. Utilizing a technique -focused training, I am hell-bent on encouraging provocative work that stimulates the relationship between performer and witnessing audience- constantly asking, “who, exactly, is this for?”.
My work is uninhibited by traditional expectations of space, existing in a multitude of real and imagined locations and greatly influenced by dance and performance places that act as creative and civic centers. I intentionally shift between immersive and proscenium formats, often constructing environments that allow expression beyond the dancing body.
By facilitating moments that act as an agent for kinetic energy, I investigate the mindful dancing body as a physically-honed practice, a form of performative entertainment and communal catalyst.