Artist Statement

Artist Statement

When I was very young I once asked myself, “At what age do all the adults tell us that God isn’t real and it’s all just an act to get us to behave?” At the core of this inquiry was the pursuit of truth in the everyday. That inquiry continues to motivate me to engage in conversation with the world about belief. Since I was nine years old my chosen method of communication and understanding abstract concepts of the human condition has been dance.

The display of common human experiences through dance can give us a different perspective on how we can cope or sympathize with the external world which we repeatedly encounter throughout life. I continue to ask, can dance serve as one of those consolations or celebrations of the turbulent human experience? These questions are the underlying drivers of my work. Stories and their tellers have been a pillar of our civilization since our very beginnings. In my own life I attempt to be one of those communicators.