Free Lance Dance Artist, Performer, Choreographer
Art is freedom, everyone should have access to their own creative expression.
My continued interest lies in the accessibility and availability of the physical body to foster freedom. To bring curiosity to the moving body in allowing it to become a dialogue that connects us to humanity. Connecting to the authentic body to honor intersections shared in voicing vulnerable and marginalized stories. Movement has healed the history in my own body and its relationship to time and space; discovery of roots and home within to uncover acceptance.
My curiosity to connect humanity lies at the core of the work I am drawn to and the exploration and creative processes I develop choreographically. My experience as a marginalized body of colour has lead to the importance of diasporas and colonial history in practice, development and processes.
How do our intersections unite us? How can we exist as individuals within a collective?
Through a vulnerable sharing of sensation, my hope is to engage in an honest, authentic and undefined presence.
2020 Amelia Ehrhardt- 3 year Creative process
2020 Daina Ashbee- J'ai pleuré avec les chiens Creation Residency Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
Role Shadow Apprentice
2020 Handle with Care- Exhibit curated by Emilie Croning and Maria Kanellopoulos with artists; Dainesha Nugent-Palache ,
Adrienne Elise Tarver , Camille Rojas and Danielle Smith
2020 This Mortal Medical Body- Choreographer Candice Irwin
2020 Artist Residency- Stoneboat space support of QuoteUnquote Collective
2020 Solo 'Land of Many Waters'- Creative process funded by OAC with mentorship/dramaturgy Karen Kaeja/Lee Su-Feh
2020 Lee Su-Feh (Battery Opera)- Creation at Dancemakers
2020 Pocoapoco Residency- Collaboration with Katie Plaizier
2020 Rhubard Festival- With percussionist Rajna Swaminathan
2019 Kinetic Halifax- Presenting solo work and Facilitation of BIPOC Incubation space
2019 Invisibilities Launch- Melina Mehr
2019 Canadian Opera Company- Production of Rusalka
2019 Nuit Blanche- Francesca Chudnoff Project 'Halcyon'
2019 New Mineral Collective- Collaborative Film for Toronto 2019 Biennial
2019 Banff Residency- The Creative Gesture Composition and Dance
2019 Derives- Site specific Installation work with Noemie LaFrance
2019 Mocean Residency- Clear Forum Canning, NS
2019 Anda Residency-Exploration of the World Housing Crisis
2019 The Platform T.O.- Creative research residency
2018 Pocoapoco Residency- Oaxaca, Mexico
2018 Valence Movement Dance Theatre- Full length 'What Exists Here'
2018 I/O Movement Residency- This is Our Place: The Bentway
2018 Andrea Pena & Artists- Kairos performance Festival Quartiers Danses
2018-Present bc/pa- Nuit Blanche 2018 Project 'Operations'
2018-Present Project Contrabête- Choreographer Kaitlyn Ramsden work titled BALLS
2018 Sketch (Artscape) Indie Studio Residency- 6 week artist in residence
2017-Present Jamee Valin- Company Dancer (Solo creation 'Soft Bones' for New Blue Dance Festival)
2017-Present Toy Guns Dance Theatre- Company Dancer
2017-Present Kaeja Dance - Porch View Dances and Allen Kaeja new creation 'I am the child of'
2017 Brendan Fernandes- Installation work titled Reverence
2017 Shay Kuebler- New Creation
2017 Lua Shayenne Dance Company- Company member
2016-2017 Avinom Silverman Dance Projects- Creation work 'Untitled'
2016 Les Grand Ballet Canadians- Nutcracker Production (Two seasons)
2016 QuoteUnquote Collective- Stoneboat artist retreat direction Amy Nostbaken and Nora Sadava
2016 The Performing Body- Human Body Expression (Direction Hanna Kiel with Bonnie Kim)
2015-2016 Jennifer Dallas- Creation/Exploratory work for new piece 'Liminal'
2015-2017 The Garage Collective- Collaborative Creation work with Toronto Choreographers
2015 Bill Coleman- Collaborative creation for Beats& Intensions Nuit Blanche (2015 piece)
2015 Opera Atelier- Direction Marshall Pynkoski and Jeanette Lajeunesse Singg
2014-2017 Hit&Run Production- Direction of Anisa Tejpar and Jennifer Nichols
2014-2015 Ballet Creole- Direction of Patrick Parson
2014-2015 Cadence Progressive Company- Direction Courtnae Bowman
2012-2014 Citie Ballet- Company member (Two seasons) Artistic Director Francois Chevennement
2012 James Gregg- Worked privately solo creation (As part of Le Jeune Ballet du Quebec)
2011 Ballet Ouest- Company member for The Nutcracker Production
2011 Danielle Agami- Installation entitled Sophia (As part of Springboard Dance Montreal)
2011 Springboard Dance Montreal -Ami Shulman (repertoire Marie Chouinard)
2009-2012 Le Jeune Ballet du Quebec- Company member
The National Ballet School of Canada
2019 Kinetic- Presenter Halifax, NS
2019 Ontario Arts Council- Dance Project Grant
2019 Toronto Community Love in- P.S. WE ARE ALL HERE series
2019 Invisibilities Issue #2- 'Self Study #2' solo work
2019 HotWire Performance Art series- Unit 2 'Self Study #2' solo work
2019 Splitbill Program- With I/O Movement & WareHaus Collective Vancouver
2019 Long Winter 2019 at Workman Arts - 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work
2018 Native Earth Performing Arts Weesageechak Festival - 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work
2018 This is Our Place: The Bentway through I/O Movement - 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work
2018 FormCDT Prospects Showcase - 'Land of Many Waters'
2018 New Blue Dance Festival - 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work
2018 Sketch Working Arts- 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work
2018 Buddies and Bad Times Theatre (OpenOpenOpen Festival)- 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work
2014 Nuit Blanche (2014)- 'The Fragility of Life' (collaboration with musician Calvin Love& Poet Alexandra Babiak)
2016 Long Winter- 'Fragility of Life' Performance