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This is my story.
My choreographic career includes stints across the country with a large portion of my career spent at James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Throughout my career, I have received numerous honors for my challenging, nonlinear choreographies and performances.
I was previously named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2013 and one of the “Artists We Love” by MN Monthly magazine and selected for numerous prestigious commissions from the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Dance, O’Shaughnessy Theater, and Momentum for the Southern Theater.
At a young age, I was fascinated by the technical side of dance and classical music growing up.
From there, I danced for the Dayton Ballet, and Cleveland San Jose Ballet and performed as a guest artist for Corbin Dances, National Choreographer’s Initiative, and Shapiro & Smith.
I was later introduced to underground art in New York, Boston, and Chicago clubs during my late teens and early 20s. These underground and drag/transgender communities informed and influenced my dancing style and philosophy. This integrated me into the drag and transgender communities that only felt safe in these underground environments.
That personal connection with those communities has flowed into my perspective on art and is passionately intermingled with my activism.
I feed off of various inspirations to create and innovate. These influences transcend the dance industry and come from my unique set of passions:
Pop Art - The works of pop art visionaries Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol seep into my work through themes of parody and tongue-in-cheek humor.
Surrealist Art - I rely on surrealist art to inform my work by delving into dreamlike states and encountering connections throughout the ride that is crafted.
Architecture and Atmosphere - I rehearse in different environments to inspire my work: indoors, outdoors, studios, parks, backyards, and museums.
My production expertise allows me to weave each of these influences as well as my personal experiences into my art in a way that feels oddly natural. My work is a culmination of these topics and inspirations while being unmistakably mine.