Hello! I was born in Ithaca, New York and grew up in northern New Jersey. Despite what you might think, I don’t have a NJ accent (but I do pronounce some words differently). Since I was 5, I’ve trained in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and acro, and I was in and out a competition dancer.
I moved to California in 2012 to attend Stanford, where I was introduced to hip-hop, new friends, and compost. I absolutely love to dance and create movement, my favorite style being a fusion of contemporary and hip hop with sharp and precise movement (see Erica Sobol and Emma Portner choreo).
To pay the bills and travel, I work full-time designing software products for data center management. It sucks my soul, but it gives me the stability I need to explore other activities that I may want to make my full-time occupation.
Outside of work, I contribute ideas and time to a Stanford research group that is creating an economy of “zero degree” actions (meaning “contributes no heat to the planet”) to combat climate change. I am also a part of SF BATCO’s I, Too, Sing America cast, a collection of poems, song, music, movement to represent the multitude of colored people’s experiences in America. I’m continuously looking for opportunities at the intersection of theater, dance and social justice. Please message me if you have any information that I might find helpful!
I currently live in the Santa Cruz mountains in a solo cottage in the middle of the woods, and I stay in SF almost every weekend.