photo by Ryan Mikel
is a dance-artist, teacher, collage-maker, and performer based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY). Rigorous movement tasks, labor, and material forms have been a constant in her body and life, now evidenced in her performance, image, and choreographic work. She is originally from the lands of the Kickapoo, Peoria, and Kaskaskia people, where she attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and received her BFA in Dance in 2020 and was awarded scholarships for outstanding performance and research.
She currently works as a freelance dancer, designer, and teacher for organizations such as Bates Dance Festival, Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre, and Artichoke Dance Company and has been an Artist-in-Residence and Teaching Artist at MOtiVE Brooklyn. She's danced with/for artists such as Abby Zbikowski, Kendra Portier/BANDPortier, Jennifer Monson, Kaitlin Fox, Betsy Miller Dance Projects and Marion Spencer, among others, and has shared work in various digital, performance, and material mediums at Martha Graham Studios (New York, NY) The Field Center (Bellows Falls, VT), Waxworks at Triskelion Arts (New York,NY), Greenspace (New York, NY), Movement Research (New York, NY), MOtiVE Brooklyn (New York, NY), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, IL), Krannert Art Museum (Urbana, IL), Bates Dance Festival New Works Showcase (Lewiston, ME), Links Hall (Chicago, IL), and online with freeskewl.