Photo Credit: Lizzie Baker
I grew up as a ballet dancer trapped in a modern dancer’s body, working harder than the rest to understand concepts and apply them to my movement. I am a visual artist, learning movement by absorbing first, and feeling second. Likewise, as a choreographer and filmmaker, I dream movement, story-boarding pictures in my head before conceptualizing them in space.
I am inspired by human relationships, human interaction, and how we connect. Does every action create a reaction and how does that relate to the pathway of one’s life, or change in our society? Through the lens of a feminist perspective, I address our past, to better understand our present, to change our future.
I find working with film, projections, and multi-media, in addition to live performance, one more extension that can reach an audience effectively. How can we seamlessly mesh the digital and the ephemeral? I also believe in collaboration as an invaluable tool in the creative process. Giving artists ownership over the work, allows a deeper connection during performance, transcending a more visceral response from the audience.
Through research and performance, I aim to foster a better assimilation of the human experience, to democratize and normalize socioeconomic, political, and identity driven conversations that are both diverse and inclusive through intersectionality.