I first became involved with National Water Dance as a collaborator in the 2016 event while living in Hawaii. When I unexpectedly moved to Miami in 2017, I was quick to contact Dale, getting my students involved in the 2018 event and also becoming an NWD Projects dancer. Now as the Operations Coordinator, I enjoy supporting the company’s vision in an administrative role.
I received an MFA in Dance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a BS in Resource, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Idaho; I’ve performed and taught in China, the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, and Miami. My recent written and performative research has studied the connections between dance and environmental activism, exploring dance as a catalyst for meaningful discussion and community action. I am so thrilled to be working for NWD Projects where my passions for environmental awareness and dance combine.