improviser | mover | maker | artistic director
I am a Brooklyn-based dance artist. My current project is focused on improvisation as performance. I explore real-time composition as an artful, theatrical experience through the interaction of movement, light, set, and sound. I make work that lives in the immediate moment and disappears as soon as it made. I believe that art is the result of is a combination of magic, craft, mining, and seance. It’s an experiment.
I have received The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Manhattan Arts Grant, Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New Dance Space Subsidy Grant, among others; and, most recently, A Mertz Gilmore Foundation Grant. My work has been presented at Movement Research at the Judson Memorial Church, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, The DanceNow Festival/NYC, Hunter College, Dance Theater Workshop, Tisch School of the Arts,The University of Michigan, Mulberry Street Theater, bars, rooftops, lofts, and tabletops and more...In 2012 along with Lighting Designer, Andy Dickerson, I embarked upon an ongoing, multi-medium experiment rooted in compositional improvisation as performance.
I am also honored to be the Artistic Director at Triskelion Arts. I am dedicated to supporting the artistic process and all its magical twists and turns. I champion the artist rather than the finished product and aim to cross-pollinate, communities, viewers and performers alike, through the curation of events that highlight different mediums, genres, and perspectives. I believe art is for everyone.
oh, and..I like chocolate a lot!