Artist Statement

I'm a contemporary dancer, performing artist, and choreographer making work in my hometown of New York City and since 2015 in London. I was one of Moving Digits: Augmented Dance for Engaged Audience artists and awarded a Creative Europe travel grant to join the Oulu Dance Hack presenting collaborative work at Oulu Museum of Art in Finland (2019)

For my own work, I create research-driven, interdisciplinary performances blending social experiments, live performance, and innovating with digital media. I like working with new technologies and I'm particularly interested in physics, magic, and embodiment. 

Right now, I'm developing a new show Rootless Node; my current show Touching will hopefully resume touring in Spring 2021.

At the beginning of 2020, I finished a big project achieving an MFA in Choreography to follow completing an MA in Performances Studies from Tisch, New York University with the highest distinction.

In November 2020 I'll be developing a new online project.

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Studio ZJ

Bringing Performance to Life through Innovation with New Digital Media

Classically trained as a dancer from a very young age, my professional performance career began with the Hartford Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet Ensemble, and later the Cleveland Repertory Project. I've also performed the work of Vertigo, and choreographer Roy Assaf in Israel. Commercial credits include dancing alongside musical artists Shaggy, Chaka Khan, and Jamelia. I've worked with noise band Sonic Youth, iconic interactive media artist Scott Snibbe, and film director Harmony Korine. My own choreographic works have been presented and I've performed at venues specifically Tribeca Performing Arts Center (New York, USA), The Bushnell (Hartford, USA), Boston Opera House (Boston, USA), REDCAT (Los Angeles, USA), Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bangalore, India), Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater (Tel Aviv, Israel), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona, Spain), Gerard Behard Centre (Jerusalem, Israel), Grec Fest La Caldera (Barcelona, Spain), Complesso Monumentale di Santa Sofia (Salerno, Italy), The Place (London, UK), Turner Contemporary (Margate, UK), Sheung Wan Culture Centre (Hong Kong), Laban Theatre (London, UK), Oulu Museum of Art (Finland), Roundhouse (London, UK), Stone Nest (London, UK), and Space Studios (London, UK). 

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