I am a contemporary dance maker and choreographer, driven by the fundamental role that language plays in our everyday lives. I am stimulated by both the power and the limits of words: they carry immense potential for expression and transformation, but despite our best attempts at vocalization, they fall short in their capacity to communicate the most poignant parts of the human experience. My work seeks to address the limits of language by embodying what words cannot express. Rooted in classical modern dance technique, emotionally-propelled gesture, and musically-driven arrangement, I transcribe written and spoken histories of real individuals into movement, building a visceral connection between the audience, the dancers, and the subject. By turning words into movement and arranging movement into a performance, I aim to foster empathy and inspire action, in subtle yet socially-reaching forms, by articulating the collective human experience.
I am a New York based dancer, choreographer, and artist. I believe in living through dance and dancing through life. I hold a BFA in Dance Performance and a BBA in Business Management from Southern Methodist University, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude as the Outstanding Senior Dancer and as a nominee for Outstanding Senior Woman in 2018. I performed in works by Paul Taylor, Adam Hougland, Danny Buraczeski, and Christopher Dolder, among others, and I was been selected to choreograph several works for student productions at Southern Methodist University. As part of my aim to use dance as a tool for social change, I launched an effort to bring dance education to underserved communities in both Dallas and Panama, building a partnership between the Meadows School of the Arts Dance Division and the All Stars Project of Dallas, as well as between the Dance Division and the national nonprofit Movement Exchange. As a new member of the New York City community, I understand the cadence of my artistic responsibility to bring beauty, inspiration, and transformation to the city through my choreographic creations and performance presence.