As a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and intermedia artist, I investigate issues of power, perspective, and representation. I attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and graduated with dual degrees in Dance and Biology and a concentration in American Racial and Multicultural Studies.
Upon graduating, I began performing professionally with Robin Stiehm’s Dancing People Company in Ashland, Oregon. As a dancer in a small company, I eagerly participated in the creative process. Equipped with effective communication skills, I collaborated with other dancers to create movement, make decisions, and problem solve. In my six seasons with Dancing People Company, I rehearsed full-time, toured nationally and internationally, taught, and choreographed. I have also performed and toured with various Minnesota-based choreographers such as Paula Mann, Mathew Janczewski, and Erin Drummond.
In May of 2020, I graduated with an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University. While there, I taught MFA, BFA, Minor and elective students and used video, sculpture, sound, interactive technology, and choreography to create an immersive installation. Viewers became choice makers as they manipulated installations to explore projections and roamed among live performers.
Since graduating, I have found my joy in teaching and creating with students at Carthage College, Winona State University, Mount Mary University, St. Olaf College, and Milwaukee’s Danceworks.