Artist Statement(s)

I use movement and words to help me think about dancing, writing, books, walking, environmentalism, place, space, geography, maps, rural communities, country music, Appalachia, Virginia, plants, insects, water, land, and women.

I am also interested in scores, chance operations, repetition, self-injury, death, bones, the internal landscape of the mind, and developmentally appropriate practice as it concerns the teaching of dance to children and adults.

I am in support of mystery, kindness, compassion, patience, plants, animals, and the nonhuman. I believe in restraint, resistance and resilience as critical tools for art-making, joyous survival, and coexistence.