I am curious about movement as a physical manifestation of imagination - which has led me to explore and develop my skills in improvised composition, set works, workshopping concepts, and more.
I have had the opportunity to work as a maker on independent projects, company creations, university and training program commissions, and collaborations.
Artistic Practice on Improvisation - Norrdans 22/23
Integrated Audio-Description Improvisation - Norrdans 22/23
Heart, Inaccurate - solo performance (2021)
Heart, Returned - solo film (2022)
Not One Thing - A Shedding solo (2020)
eventually - duet (2018)
Render - ensemble work (2018)
(archival media coming soon)
SALT - Waiting on a Word (2016)
Oquirrh West - Fond & Wrong (2021)
Oquirrh West - Rose Colored Nothing (2021)
Oquirrh West - Please Use Other Door (2020)
SALT2 - Waiting on a Word (reimagined) (2019)
SALT2 - Unfolding (2018)
University/Training Program Commissions:
(archival media coming soon)
LINK Festival - endeavor to stay (2022)
Westminster University - (2022)
Utah Valley University - True to You (2022)
Tanner Dance - (2021)
SALT Pre-Professional Training Company - With Room to Wonder (2021), Soft Radiant (2020)
University of Texas at Austin - Distillation Study (2018)
Senior Solos for dancers at Ailey/Fordham, Purchase, LINES, Cornish, Booker T Washington High School for the Performing Arts, and more.
Faculty and Choreographer at:
San Francisco Conservatory of Dance (for footage, click here)
LINES Ballet Training Program
SALT II and SALT Pre-Professional Training Program
For more video footage, please visit my Vimeo
Artistic Practice: Improvisation
An improvisation practice I’ve been developing during my time working at Norrdans focuses on memory recall/invention/archiving, the play between ambiguity and clarity, the moment of decision-making, and communal land-marking/mapping using inanimate objects in the space.
[The play between “ambiguity” and “clarity” - ranging from form, task, space and direction, emotional expression / perception]
For video footage from the Norrdans Internal Sharing, click here.
Artistic Practice: Integrated Audio Description, Improvisation
Damini Gairola and I are currently developing a method of accessibility-centered collaboration where we share an improvised dance for non-sighted audiences, by using integrated audio description of improvised movement in real time.
Heart, Inaccurate (2021)
Heart, Returned (2022)
This 7 minute solo work exists as a live performance and as a film.
The live iteration was first shared at 801 Salon, in Salt Lake City in November 2021.
The film experiment was shared as a part of 12 Minutes Max, in Salt Lake City in June 2022.
For Heart, Inaccurate footage, click here.
For Heart, Returned footage, click here.
Not One Thing
Not One Thing is a 9 minute solo that was developed for and shared at A Shedding, in Salt Lake City (2020). A Shedding was co-produced by Dominica Greene and myself.
For video footage, click here.
Choreographed collaboratively with Marlie Couto
Music: original composition by Max Judelson
This 10 minute duet premiered in 2018 at Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival, and since then has been performed at the Austin Dance Festival in 2019, and the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition in June 2018 where it received the 2nd place prize.
For performance footage, click here.