Dance and song have always been my operating procedures. As a child of divorced parents, my life contained an underscore of jazz and classical music on weekdays, and Fleetwood Mac, Queen and Linda Ronstadt on weekends. I won dance contests at the annual company picnics and was captain of the dance team in high school. In my 20's, I fronted bands in NYC and performed at venues for the ingénue modern dancer, like Judson Church, The Joyce Soho, and Wave Hill.
In graduate school for dance, I discovered the form of and work in improvisation, or "composing in the moment." This form has always felt like preparing for life. It has become my practice - integrating those (childish) ways, returning to my operating procedures, my humanity, being body-full and making myself true.
In my mid-career as a dance artist, I facilitate classes and workshops focused on improvisation with the intention to build trust and community for all ages and abilities, and to devise ways to navigate, shift, and improvise through ever-changing times, over uneven landscapes.
To hear reflections of my Brooklyn years, visit my BANDCAMP page.