I began dancing ballet at the age of 4 and am grateful
to continue living every day as a full-time scholar and dancer. I received my early training at Pasadena Civic Ballet, the Perlman-Stoy School of Ballet and Stephens College. In 2009, I co-founded the Ballet Company at Berkeley and between 2011 and 2012, I taught and choreographed for the University of Cambridge Ballet Club. My training in contemporary dance began at UC Berkeley under Marit Brook-Kothlow and Felipe Barrueto-Cabello of Joe Goode Performance Group. I also trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan, and participated in company workshops with Post:Ballet by Robert Dekkers Robert Moses' Kin. I have performed works by Christian Burns (BurnsWork), Alex Ketley (the Foundry), Diane Frank, and Robert Moses. Most recently, I have performed with the Hudson Dance Collective at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, directed by Adam Weinert. The world of dance--particularly ballet and contemporary dance--is fundamental to the way I approach questions of freedom, autonomy, merit, and human flourishing.