MFA: Dance- Creative Practice
San Diego is my home and I cherish all of the lovely people in it who make up my community. My passion for movement is the foundation of my life. I teach yoga and dance throughout San Diego County as well as choreograph, create, and perform and I am deeply grateful to be able to go through life in this embodied way. Whether through class or performance, as active participants or engaged audience members, my mission is to engage us in a relationship with movement and inspire a deeper sense of response-ability in our physical experience as human beings; to be profoundly present in this flesh with vibrant awareness is our greatest gift to each other and ourselves.
I grew up in the dance studio. When I was 16, I began attending San Diego City College where I fell in love with modern dance and choreography and went on to complete my BA in Dance with Honors from UC Santa Barbara in 2011. I obtained my MFA in Dance: Creative Practice, at Saint Mary’s College of California in 2017. I am currently serving as dance faculty at San Diego City College and it feels good to be back where it all began.
As a choreographer, I have shared my work through programs such as the World Cultures Program at San Diego City College, San Diego Dance Theater's Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize, UC San Diego’s ArtPower!, White Box Live Arts Fest, San Diego International Fringe Festival, and San Diego Dance Theater’s Trolley Dances to name a few. My works include various evening-length pieces, several shorter works, as well as dance films.
My biggest project to date is the development of DISCO RIOT, a nonprofit movement arts organization. We are doing some pretty rad things, so be sure to check out our website and get involved!
Ten years ago, I began my relationship with yoga and it has been a catalyst component of my life as a dancer and human being ever since - cracking open deep places within me, and giving me permission to develop a sense of awareness and compassion for myself as a person unlike any other practice in my life.
My deep-rooted love of movement led me to develop a passion for the flow of power vinyasa. I completed my 200-hour teacher training through CorePower Yoga in 2012 and have been teaching all over San Diego since. I love learning and have continued to be a diligent student; so far I have expanded my knowledge base of yoga asana to include not only vinyasa forms, but also yin yoga and yoga wall practices and I completed my 500 certification through Yoga One in 2019. I enjoy learning alongside my students as we share the experience of practice.