I am a queer, interdisciplinary dance artist making work that encourages moments of collective intimacy through interdisciplinary vehicles of vulnerability. I believe that vulnerability is the greatest catalyst for social change, and I strive to identify movement and site-specific material that, within various contexts, create situations for developing cross-cultural empathy.
As a professional dancer, I am fascinated by the human form and its capacity to shift physically and energetically in relationship to other bodies and environments. I strive to reconnect with physical instincts that have been silenced by social norms, and communicate sensation in ways that portray uninhibited, somatic truths. I value honest investigations of self and situation and view abstract movement as an expression of queer advocacy. My practice is fueled by social engagement and conversation and tends to manifest collaborative action.
From 2004-2018, I performed professionally in Philadelphia, PA., and worked regularly for dance and theater companies/individuals including Nichole Canuso Dance Theater, Subcircle, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Marianela Boan, Kun-Yang Lin / Dancers, and Enchantment Theater Company. From 2018-2020, I lived and made site-specific performance work in Oakland, CA., and in January of 2020, received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Sierra Nevada University. Currently, I live in my hometown, Biddeford Pool, ME., and co-direct artist residency, Subcircle Residency, in Biddeford, ME.