I am an activist, artist, scholar, and teacher who mediates knowledge through my body. My research in disability studies questions dance’s ableism and can offer injured dancers and those interested in dance movement therapy ways to think critically about disability identity and culture. My work explores representation, aesthetics, and history and theorizes disability as a cultural identity. I use disability rhetoric to study the relationship between ableism, racism, classism, and sexism.
My knowledge is gathered through experiences and thoughts and spaces. I have performed with David Gordon's Pick up Company, Nicholas Leichter Dance, and Emily Johnson's Catalyst. I have an BA in Dance and History from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado-Boulder. I am currently pursuing an Somatic Movement Educator certification through Body Mind Centering Association.
Currently, I am a Adjunct Lecturer at the University of North Carolina Asheville while developing a new work on Dancing Avatars.