Choreographic + Performative Works
To me, dance creation has always served as a sacred space for patient reflections where I can translate any subject I investigate into a visually rich and educational performance. I am fascinated by the unending ways in which the performative tools of movement, lighting, sound scores, music, costume design, videos, text, illustrations, and other mediums can intersect & come together to form a cohesive and holistic identity that moves the audience. Dance choreography and composition allows me to take what I learn in science, theology, philosophy, history, and other wondrous studies and analyze/interpret that information, and transform it into a performance that enriches both the participating dancers and audience. I should walk away from each experience/project with a more intimate knowledge and understanding of the explored subject than I would gain from only reading a book. My approach to dancemaking is rigorously grounded in research, dialogue, reflection, writing, and multimedia collaboration.
Dancing for Gifted Artists
I consider it a great privilege and honor to dance and perform for other gifted artists. It is a joy and delight to be a part of someone’s vision & immerse myself fully in their process. I value learning from other dancers, choreographers, and creators to enhance and sharpen my own movement vocabulary. When I perform, train, and rehearse, I carry a sense of unspeakable pleasure that galvanizes me into the pursuit of excellence. Always looking to absorb deeper knowledge & possibilities of dancing, I believe constant collaboration, learning from others, trying new things, and taking risks are vital to good stewardship.