I am a performer, teacher, and choreographer currently negotiating a contemporary, hybrid exploration of modern dance and bharatanatyam movement vocabularies and performance theories. I am interested in creating work which explores the human experience with a non-dualistic perspective. Recent grant support has come from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum Greenhouse Progam, Links Hall, and the Chicago Cultural Center.
As a dancer, I have worked with a variety of artists in Chicago, including Lookingglass Theater, Victory Gardens Theatre, and Yo-Yo Ma/The Silk Road Project, as well as companies Hedwig Dances and Mordine & Company Dance Theatre. I continue to study and perform with Natya Dance Theatre, under the direction of Guru Hema Rajagopalan.
I am on Faculty at Columbia College, Chicago and the Dance Center, La Grange, and have taught workshops in technique and performance at several local universities and high schools.
Please explore this site, watch the video clips, read my Process Journal and Blog entries, and leave me your thoughts.