I am a dance maker, teacher and performer currently based in San Diego, CA. I believe in dancing with the body that I have. I am interested in cultivating radical aliveness in the dancing body by working with multiplicity, longevity, questioning, negotiating, and everything-ness.
I was born and raised between the rural landscapes of Alaska and Montana. I hold an MFA in Dance Theatre from the University of California San Diego and undergraduate degrees in Dance and Liberal Studies from the University of Montana.
My work as a dance maker reciprocally influences and sustains my work as an educator. I am a Lecturer in Dance Studies at California State University San Marcos. I also regularly teach master classes and workshops for different communities and teach/facilitate contact improvisation, improvisation, and contemporary dance technique locally, nationally and internationally. My ongoing somatic studies significantly influence all of my teaching and creative work.
I am particularly compelled by exploring intellectual and physical modulation and by cross-disciplinary collaboration. My work has been presented by La Mama, Movement Research at the Judson Church, RED CAT, Pieter Performance Space, Highways Performance Space, and ArtPower!. Additionally my work has been presented through numerous festivals, universities and in non-traditional spaces. I have also had the pleasure of performing for and/or working with Sara Shelton Mann, Yolande Snaith, Jane Comfort, Karen Nelson, Eric Geiger, Karen Schaffman, Mary Reich, Jes Mullette, Brian Gerke, and Leslie Seiters among others. I am perpetually intruiged and inspired by questioning the relationship between process and performance. I am committed to the ongoing practice of improvisation and spontaneous composition on a weekly basis.
I believe in being myself within my dancing and my dance making. I believe in the possibility for movement to engender humanity in the world. Dance is deeply relevant and necessary for me. I find myself interested in the relationship between knowing and not knowing. Right now, I am interested in durability, permeability, specificity, and wildness.