Performer, Teacher, Choreographer, and Collaborator, my creative process is built around playfulness. Before dance is an art form to be used in performance, its gesture or movement arises as a reaction to an emotion — a response to joy and sorrow, along with the limitless reactions within that spectrum. I commit wholeheartedly to the process, and look at art making as a series of attempts/failures/try-agains. This quells my need for immediate perfection, so as to be wide open to the magic that comes not only from experimentation, but ultimately through presence in performance. My art is living, breathing, and unfolding, expressed through the my body, without attachment, and given generously to an appreciative and connected audience.