Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible.
I am a dance artist who feels it is my responsibility to use this medium to speak out for and acknowledge human connection. I am an artist who believes in advocating through dance in order to discover a new language of communication that encourages social dialogue. My works involve topics of social justice and awareness of the human struggle. The goal is to foster empathic insight and understanding with such topics in order to promote greater human connection and acceptance.
I explore the possibilities of integrating movement, emotions, sound, and space to fully immerse myself, the audience, and dancer into the intent of my work. My mission is to expose human vulnerability by recounting real life experiences through dance. It is through mixing these complex layers together, art and concrete experience, with actual narrative that I create an authentic testimony that speaks to the soul of every individual. It is through this interchange, this soulful infiltration, which I embark on creating a sense of connection and personal transformation through the moment language of sympathy, empathy and compassion.
My movement vocabulary has been shaped by a classical ballet aesthetic: an appreciation for elongated lines, as well as for fluent and clear articulation of the body. My movement foundation is then layered with theoretical modern movement, both pedestrian and abstract, that situates my art within the genre of contemporary ballet. By constantly challenging my artistic method, I create powerful personal moment statements that are masterfully crafted by processes of acceptance and rejection, rules and omissions, while inviting the viewer into a living experience that is both innovative and familiar.
My work evaluates and isolates the movement of humans. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between dance and life. By applying abstraction, I try to heighten the dynamic between the art and the audience, by symbolizing emotions and investigating the rich conversation that develops through multiple interpretations. The results are multifaceted and spawn social dialogue.
Emote Dance Theater
The Invisible Others
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Saint Mary's College of California
Emote Dance Theater
Goodbye performed by: Emote Dance Theater 2017
Mbongui Square Festival San Francisco, CA
The Invisible Others performed by: Emote Dance Theater 2017
Distortions (revised) performed by: Emote Dance Theater 2016
Compassio performed by: Saint Mary’s College of CA 2016
Nutcracker (excerpts) performed by: Soo Dance Academy 2015
Distortions performed by: Emote Dance Theater 2015
SafeHouse Arts Resident-Artist-Workshop San Francisco, CA
Summer Performance Festival 8 San Francisco, CA
Giselle (excerpts) performed by: Marin School for the Arts 2015
Bach performed by: Stapleton School for the Performing Arts 2015
Coppélia (excerpts) performed by: Stapleton School for the Performing Arts 2015
Don Quixote (excerpts) performed by: Soo Dance Academy 2015
Nutcracker (excerpts) performed by: Soo Dance Academy 2014
The Touched Ones performed by: Emote Dance Theater 2014
Garage Artist-in-Residence San Francisco, CA
Swan Lake (excerpts) performed by: Soo Dance Academy 2014
La Bayadere (excerpts) performed by: Stapleton School for the Performing Arts 2014
Nutcracker (excerpts) performed by: Soo Dance Academy 2013
Sweet Goodbye performed by: Emote Dance Theater 2013
Shawl Anderson Dance Center Artist-in-Residence Oakland, CA
Sleeping Beauty (excerpts) performed by: Soo Dance Academy 2013
The Path performed by: Ballet Lubbock 2012
4x8: Two and a Rose performed by: Nevada Ballet Theatre 2010