You’re both a dancer and a choreographer. Do you prefer performing or creating work “behind the scenes”?
Ever since I was young, I have always loved choreographing way more than performing. To watch others perform my choreography gives me so much more fulfillment.
How would you describe your movement style?
My movement style is informed by my perspective as a woman, and all of the strengths and layers that come along with that. I like working with minimalist movements that feel like they have a lot of depth to them, as well as exploring contrasts. This can mean working with both soft and sharp motions, or even juxtaposing the movement and the music itself. I love how you can shape music into a different aesthetic through choreography and, in doing so, make the people watching feel something that is unique to them in that moment.
Who are some of your dance heroes?
I trained under Dana Foglia and Jose Boyboi in Los Angeles for quite a long time. They shaped my approach to dance in so many ways, including how I hear music. I’m so thankful to them for that. I’m also always very inspired by my friends. One of my closest friends, Sergio Reis, has also had a huge influence on my choreography. He has elevated my work over the past few years.