- Jun 6, 2018 Sisyphus in Violent Torment // Gesamtkunstwerk Jun 6, 2018
- May 2018
- Apr 27, 2018 Firewater Apr 27, 2018
- July 2017
As an improvisational collaborative artist, I see the social interface of public performance as both an intuitive playground and an essential laboratory for my work. Working in tandem with a group of inspired individuals fortifies my belief in collaboration and motivates me to realize my artistic potential. Time spent creating alone is confined to a single path. Creating together forges the willpower to explore every possibility.
Incorporating fellow artists', as well as the general public’s, feedback and participation throughout the inception and development of new work allows me to explore ideas that I would have overlooked on my own. These vigilant outside perspectives increase clarity of communication and provide an opportunity for community involvement.
Collaboration with artists across media through experimental sessions that include live music, interactive projection, non-traditional performance arts, programming and video content encourages the flow of creative insight.
Attention to detail is inherent in my work. Every moment in performance is a statement and I insist on distilling them into tangible declarations.
Occurring exclusively in immersive settings, my work places the action within the audience to encourage active viewing and participation. By confronting issues and affording the viewers a chance to choose sides, I craft experiences that break down the fourth wall.
I'm an authentic performance artist, video and projection artist, and live art curator. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in theatre and a minor in dance, I moved to Brooklyn to pursue a professional career in performance. During this time I was involved in developing pieces for the dance companies Movement Assembly and Kinetic Architecture using my training in Butoh, contemporary dance, and authentic movement creation.
I relocated to Europe to create and perform in Magnifico, an innovative approach to the equestrian circus, in collaboration with Pilobolus and Andre Heller. In Belgium, I worked with world renowned contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkouai on the creation of Puz\zle. I was introduced to innovative projection work while on a European tour with Pilobolus’ Shadowland, an evening-length theatrical experience told through dance and shadow.
Interested in sharing my international experiences with an emerging arts community, I returned to my hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina to invest in local socially driven performance, movement, and extended video work. After co-founding TAPROOT, an immersive dance theatre company; and creating works with multiple companies in Charlotte, I've found myself in Berlin eager to collaborate.