May 23, 2019

On Monday May 20, I presented three pieces of writing in a dance performance. . .seeds for a new solo and group installation called SUBJECTS.

Thanks Jonathan Penton for filming and Leona Straussberg Steiner for the invitation to share my practice with a very open inter...

March 23, 2018

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September 13, 2017

we are having these conversations and doing these practices and cites are drowning and rivers are burning and cars are guns and guns are guns and teachers and students are under their desks and bodies aren't social without media and we still go to class and make food t...

September 4, 2017

"A choreography of being together for 7 days" 

A sprawling greenhouse in Mechelen, BE

A yurt with 7 mattresses, a couch, a record player, some LP’s

A “princess room” for the people with tents, i.e. the truly prepared, i.e. not princesses

A jigsaw kitchen pulled together in...

December 18, 2016

(Written May 2016, not yet published)

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The potent intersection of queer theory and dance practice

Throughout the course of my graduate study, I have noticed many parallels with the evolution of feminist, gender, sexuality, and queer theory and the evoluti...

December 18, 2016

(Written December 2015)

As a dancer/choreographer, I’m particularly interested in how “the body” is theorized in feminist and gender theory.  Because “the body” is a site of both conceptual and material research and generator of “work” in dance (more so than subject, pe...

August 18, 2016

When was a time you felt like you arrived somewhere? Tino Sehgal used this as a prompt for us to have discreet intimate conversations with one another in our orientation. 

Yesterday, or two days ago depending on your global position:

I traded in the single bed with no sh...

December 2, 2015



December 2, 2015

I.  t h e   l i s t

I started dancing when I was three because I wanted to be like my sister.

I danced because I wanted to be able to do things with my body.

I danced because I wanted to be pretty and talented.

I danced because I wanted to be seen.

Then I danced b...

July 15, 2014

Dear Seattle,

Thanks for your support,
your generosity,
your immense beauty,
your challenges,
your small town-ness,
your city-ness,
your delicious things,
your altruism,
your DIY-ness,
your collaborative nature,
your history (especially that one moment where you hit p...

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