My intention as a choreographer is to, through intimate character work and the athletic negotiation of space and body, build fully fleshed worlds from movement and text and explore the line between drama and play. I am deeply invested in relationships - between individuals, between performers and audience, between story and storyteller and listener, between our bodies and the space we inhabit, between past and present selves, and between fantasy and reality. I come from lineages of dance, clown, mime, puppetry, music, poetry, and magical realism. In my work I strive to excavate the places where those lineages come together in order to ask and answer the question: "Why are we dancing?".