I take a grassroots approach to teaching, facilitation, curation, and public programming, cultivating physical, mental, and spiritual wellness through collaborative creative projects.
All-In All City Teen Theater Ensemble
I served as lead choreographer with the All-In All City Teen Theater Ensemble, the first ever NYC citywide theater ensemble comprised of public school teens of all abilities, who devised and produced an original musical. Under the guidance of the NYC Department of Education and the Office of Arts & Special Projects, the program invited teen performers from all five boroughs to work alongside master theater artists from across the professional world to stage a fully realized musical based on their collective experiences and imagination.
As Community Coordinator for the Public Works initiative at the Public Theater for multiple seasons, I utilized clear communication, accountability, and education to build ambitious works of participatory theater with hundreds of folks from organizations throughout New York City that specialize in after school care, arts programming for young people and elders, veteran community building, and reentry for formerly incarcerated persons. Every summer, Public Works mounts a musical production featuring hundreds of community performers in the 1,800 seat Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
I teach dance classes and workshops focused on using improvisational movement as a tool for unearthing and processing memory. Dancers move rapidly through a series of tasks, as they are asked to generate without editing. Through constant activity, interrupted by short moments of reflection, we investigate how the body archives memory and what we carry on with us.
For facilitation, curation, and teaching inquiries, please contact me at email@example.com.