Born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in Denver, Colorado, I grew up with my gaze toward the sky. I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University with a Dual Degree in Dance and English.
While at LMU, I merged my love for language and movement through a series of choreographic research projects, culminating in my thesis choreography for eight women. I attended the Laban 2018 International Conference on an Honors Summer Fellowship and participated in the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Program, drafting a book proposal about dance notation and literacy alongside Dr. Teresa Heiland. After learning from Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post at the Institute for Dance Journalism and Advocacy, I earned a position as a dance critic for the online arts collective Bachtrack.
Two of my dance research papers have been selected by the William H. Hannon Library for publication, and two of my dance-inspired literary criticism papers have been published by the literary criticism journal Criterion. I have published poetry in various journals, created a poetry installation for the Thomas P. Kelly Art Gallery, and performed my spoken word at open mic nights.
During my presidency in the National Dance Education Organization and LMU’s Chapter of Movement Exchange, I started an after-school dance program at a Los Angeles STEM high school and traveled to Panama City to share dance in the community there. I recently became a yoga teacher and currently work for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. With over twenty years of embodied experience and exploration, I connect language, dance, and yoga in order to share the gift of movement with my community.