My choreography is a tableaux that encompasses ethnography, memoir, and observations of my cross-cultural identifiers. In my work, I intersect urbanity with suburbia, the countryside, and the imaginary plane. Factual, humorous and grave observations depict my herstorical frame from where I’m in search of the spiritual, in observation of the physical, and in awe of the artificial. My research has looked to deserts, Jazz, Cumbia, AIDS, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, vampires and Yugoslavia as sounding boards. These subjects reside within larger themes such as Retrofuturism, the Vernacular, Divinity and Improvisation. I experience my work as a choreographer and performer, I travel far to find my research, I do my own sewing, I make the sound and I edit my findings. In my cartographic vision of performance, the world focuses onto a blended plateau.
I've held residencies at Chez Bushwick, New York Live Arts, Show Box L.A., Pieter Pasd, ISSUE Project Room, and I'm a current Brooklyn Arts Exchange AIR. My work has been supported by the Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and the Center for Performance Research's Andrew W Mellon Artist in Residence Program. As a Jerome Travel and Study Fellow, I've researched the subculture of Sonidero dancers in Mexico City. As a Movement Research Global Practice Share artist in residence, my work has traveled to Serbia and R. Macedonia. My performance collaborations include projects with dance artists Kim Brandt, robbinschild, and MPA; video artists Elizabeth Orr, AK Burns and Kate Brandt, and musician Jules Gimbrone. I've costumed for dances by Vanessa Anspaugh, Lauren Bakst, Juliana May, Marya Wethers, and Geo Wyeth. I'm co-editor of Movement Research Critical Correspondence and a founding member of the No Total reading group, a sister of Artists Space Books and Talks. I have a BA in Dance and Ethnography from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.