I fell in love with dance at the young age of three years old. What started off as rolling around on the floor and making up dances for my friends and family turned into a lifelong passion. I studied dance extensively through my adolescence and high school. After a short hiatus from dance a few months before entering my college years, I quickly learned that dance and movement are an integral part of my life.
I studied dance at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and earned my BFA in Performing Arts. While in school, I began teaching dance. Upon graduation, I continued to study dance as well as many different movement modalities and how moving the body is an invaluable element to the human experience. I’ve built a knowledge base in Alexander Technique, Countertechnique, Primal Movement Patterns, Yoga and Pilates and use this knowledge to inform my dance and teaching practice.
I am a proud company member of the Basin Dance Collective under the direction of Clare Cook. I’ve performed with the company since 2018 and my first professional choreographic work Tethered was featured in the company’s production Sport Suites in 2019. Most recently in 2021, I was the choreographer and performed in the site specific dance and opera performance A Song of Visions under the direction of Paige Barnett.
I work as a Pilates instructor and am passionate about spreading the joys and health benefits of moving the body. I believe that a moving body is the key to a long, healthy, and happy life!
Who makes up your art circle?
My fellow dance mates, co-workers, and family!
How do you expand your art circle?
I try to always stay curious and I’m always willing to try new things and learn from other people’s processes within dance or other media.
What value do you see in having a creative community?
Having a creative community is like having a lifeline. Having the support and motivation to learn and grow from one another is invaluable.
How does your artistic approach contribute to your community?
As a dancer and instructor, I am a major supporter of any and all kinds of movement as it relates to the human experience. I truly believe moving the body in ways that brings a person joy highly impacts one’s ability to love, create, impact and live!