Where I'm from
Where I've Lived
I was born in Key West FL, moved to Brattleboro, received my Undergraduate degree in Philadelphia, moved to NY, NY, and now I live in Ann Arbor, MI where I am an MFA candidate in dance at the University of Michigan.
My Dance Training
I started my training at the Brattleboro School of Dance. When I was in high school, I attended the professional training program at the Dance Theatre of Harlem during the summers, but when I got to college I was hugely inspired to find my own dance voice by Curt Haworth. That’s when I began to realize that I didn’t have to A Ballet Dancer or A Modern Dancer, I could be A Dancer.
My Dance Experience
I've worked with Edisa Weeks DELERIOUSdances, Lynn Neuman Artichoke Dance, the Treehouse Shakers, Sabrina Jacob and Rachel Garis Jacob/Garis Dance Theatre.
I am a Rackham Graduate School Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan. Also, the Society of Dance History Scholars has accepted my paper for presentation at their conference in Norway this summer.
Other Work Experience
Social Media and Marketing for Jux.com
Music I Warm Up To
That depends! If I’m performing a piece that I’ve done a million times, I can listen to anything that will get my energy up. My two favorites to put on repeat are Magalenha by Sergio Mendes (those drums!) and Hello by Martin Solveig & Dragonette (that chorus!). If I need to concentrate on (relatively) new choreography, I tend not to listen to anything. Instead, I find a quiet space and run the entire show in my head with my eyes closed. I’ll do my 20 minute warm-up and then I’m ready to go.
Method For Treating Sore Muscles
I live by the foam roller. I try not to take anti-inflammatory medicine too often…
Other Talents & Interests
I love to cook for people, to create an entire evening for them in my home. Also, finding unlikely subject matter for my instagram is one of my favorite things. Who knew that there would be enough random produce on the streets of Ann Arbor for me to have a photographic series?