“Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be part of.” ~Geri Weitzman
Top 40 Under 40 Business Insider Hampton Roads
Musrara Israel International Festival Artist
Hampton Roads Cultural Alliance "Allie" Award
Virginia "Exemplary Program & Pinnacle Event"
Bogliasco Foundation Fellow
Culture Hub NYC (micro)Residency Artist
Henry Luce Scholar
US Embassy Research Grant
InLight Richmond People's Choice Award
Chicago Dance Bridge Artist
Links Hall Link-UP Residency Artist
Dance Omi International Residency Artist
Summer Stages Dance Choreographic Fellow
Lemelson Illinois-Technology Innovation Finalist
Kate Neal Kinley Fellow
Moe Family Dance Award
Artist.Scholar. Mover. Maker.
Art is a vehicle for preserving, honoring, and challenging humanness in a technology-driven world. I shift between paradigms: costume is sculpture, scenery performs, audience becomes actor, folding and refolding expectations and roles to build an art form that reflects the pulse of real-life spontaneity and behaviors.
I collect my choreographic ingredients across discipline: re-contextualizing and juxtaposing light, body, material, architecture and technology in a concentrated hyper-reality of emotion, flesh, and spectacle, a cross-breed of performance and installation. I weave fragments of technology, old and new, analog and digital, into my playground: the dialogue between body and its environment.
My work lives as dance for stage, sculpture for gallery or public spaces, and film/video art. I use body, light, paper and place to tell my story.
Life is choreography, a living sculpture.