Driven by movement exploration and personal investigation, and rooted in both classical and contemporary techniques, my research allows students the freedom to cultivate their own artistic voice and tune into their subtle energetic body. I guide classes using two movement concepts; the body being as soft and available as possible to receive information, nuance, and feel sensation, as well as discovering external tension providing a limit and resistance to the body to allow feedback to be understood and experienced. Utilizing movement exercises, guided prompts, and structured phrase work, I strive to unite both the physical, athletic body with the nuances of the body’s response in a way that offers dancers more insight into their own artistic expression.
As a choreographer, I am inspired by the human experience and the body's ability to create sensation and emotion to express. It is my choreographic intent to provide a space of self-discovery and growth in the dancers as they study and observe new ways to move, think, and feel. Choreography, for me, goes beyond just the design and organizations of steps and patterns. It is the study of dance and the study of the human body. We have so much untapped information within our body, from the energy we were created from, to the energies, emotions, traumas, and experiences we have acquired over the years. Movement is the body’s way of unlocking these sensations and connecting to a deeper level of the self beyond the physical body.
Workshop and Class Videos
New Years Training Camp - Los Angeles, December 2019
Class Movement and Phrasework
River North Dance Chicago Summer Intensive in Chicago, Illinois - July 2016
Rapture Dance Intensive - Indianapolis, Indiana