I am a multimedia artist, dancer, and teacher residing in Los Angeles.
As an art maker I primarily work with painting and video. In both I am interested in translating the internal, multi-dimensional experience of dance into a visual form. I have come to think of my paintings as visual meditations on the experience of dance. Whereas my movement as a dancer is largely informed by sound, the abstract forms in my paintings are driven by color. Like sound I feel color as a physical force, that impacts my body, my perception and experience of space.
As a dancer my movement exploration is a synthesis of Argentine Tango and Yoga. The two systems represent to me the opposite ends on one continuum. Yoga is a practice of connecting inwardly, developing an awareness of the inner topography of the body and mind. Argentine Tango is a dance form and social practice that exists through connection with another person. Both lead to deep physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences. The relationship between these two sublime states is a source of endless fascination for me.
As a teacher I am very interested in how foundational principles of yoga can be applied to the study of Argentine tango. My teaching style and methodology have been shaped by my study of movement mechanics for the past eighteen years. In addition to yoga and tango, I studied other movement modalities such as Gyrotonics and Franklin Method as well as other dance forms such as blues and fusion, African and ballet.