I am a dance maker, teacher, performer, and researcher based in Los Angeles, California. I dance to practice relationship, often beginning with my senses as gateways to the process of positioning myself in an ever-shifting landscape of visible and invisible structures.
I am interested in perception as a practice and a physical process. My current research explores how subtle shifts in the ways we pay attention open up new possibilities for relating to, moving through, and creating the world around us. Along with this comes the paradoxical and political relationship between attention and inattention—what (or who) do we place in the background in order to be able to notice the things we are valuing with our awareness in a given moment? How do these unattended elements shape how we take in those things that we are actively noticing? I make dances, I write, and often I teach as ways of grappling with these questions.
I have shared performance work at places like Pieter Performance Space, HomeLA, Highways Performance Space, the Domestic Performance Agency, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Movement Research at the Judson Church, NADA Hudson, Lublin International Dance Theatres Festival (Poland), Cairo Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (Egypt), and SESC Villa Mariana (Brazil). Performing in other artists’ work and in collaborative projects is also central to my practice, and I have been shaped by dancing with Darrian O’Reilly, Kathryn Baer Schetlick, Brandin Steffensen, Athena Kokoronis, devika wickremesinghe/Institut IDGAF, and Jeanine Durning.