I am a mover and a maker of performance working interdisciplinarily in dance, theatre and design. Passion for my work guides my belief in the importance of lifelong learning, exploration and development. The same passion often leads me to teach, enabling me to share what I have learned with others. The pursuit of authenticity through movement and the creation of original performance sustains my work an artist.
Making new work is where the majority of my interest lies. My philosophies as a creator of original performance mirror those of mine as a performer. Each genre I’ve explored and studied over my life thus far is carefully considered in the creation of a new work and I prioritize authenticity in not just my work but my working process. Training as a classical pianist through my youth inspires careful consideration to music and sound, whether preexisting or created especially for new art. It is a hybrid of my skills - a blend of dance theatre, lighting, sound, film and projection - that enables me to make a statement most effectively and efficiently to my original intentions. My work gravitates to the exploration of human social interaction and behavior, both real and fictitious, miniscule instances or broad patterns, through comedic, dark, sensory or abstract narrative. While I do not seek solely to entertain, I hope that observers of my work will find enough genuinely crafted content and visual intrigue to sustain their curiosity and further their own thought.
As a mover I seek to thoroughly explore my physicality; from the minute gestures requiring little energy and extreme focus to the rollicking large movements requiring my entire wingspan. Finding my limits is imperative to my art. I am constantly immersed in my own movement research, my personal style of dance balances grounding into the support of a floor with defying gravitational pull, which I explore through rolling, inverting, pelvic initiation, suspension, rapid weight shifts and jumping. When my capacity as a mover merges with performance I strive to speak genuinely through my body. Following impulse, introspection and identity I utilize the range of my movement skills with careful consideration to what I wish to share with those observing. This passion for my work guides my belief in the importance of lifelong learning, trust, risk, exploration, and development.