As a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and intermedia artist, I invite my community to create, wonder, and problem-solve with me. Dance found me when she stumbled into my high school’s modern dance program, and we have been together ever since. I attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and graduated with degrees in Dance and Biology and a concentration in American Racial and Multicultural Studies.
Upon graduating, I began working 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, performed nationally and internationally, and taught and choreographed in residencies at local high schools. I have also performed and toured with various Minnesota-based choreographers such as Paula Mann, Mathew Janczewski, and Erin Drummond.
Driven to engage my students and community, I adore teaching and creating. While pursuing her MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University, I focused on intermedial and interactive art. My work combines video, sculpture, soundscapes, interactive technology, and choreography to create immersive and interactive performances.
I currently teach and create at Winona State University and in the studio, Milwaukee Public Schools, and assisted living facilities with Milwaukee’s Danceworks. I have also taught and created with students at The Ohio State University, Carthage College, Mount Mary University, and St. Olaf College.