I believe we can change the world if we view our artwork as political. I am a dancer, choreographer, performance artist, dance educator, and activist and my work is an intersection of creative practice for survival, performance as ritual, and dynamic community building. Through dance I participate in the world. With each dance/ project/ experience I add to the messy beauty and my evolving understanding of this world. I believe the creation of performance is an essential act of social change and I make work in collaboration with others to seek new ways of envisioning time and space.
My choreography and performance installations have been seen at The Humanist Hall, Counterpulse, ODC Theater, Dance Mission Theater, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, The Garage, Studio 210, Ashby Stage, The Flightdeck, LeFevre Theater, Temescal Arts Center, as well as open spaces and unexpected corners. I am the co-director of Vella & Merrell Dance and Stranger Lover Dreamer. I currently dance for Rogelio Lopez and Dancers and Davalos Dance. As a dancer, I have created and performed works with Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers, Liss Fain Dance, Paufve Dance, Agora Dance Project, Dance Ceres, Tyler Eash and Deborah Slater Dance Theater. I currently teach at Saint Mary’s College, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center and Bay Area Girls Rock Camp.
I am using this website as a platform to present my work, study, and collaborations in dance with agency.