As director of NWD Projects and National Water Dance, I welcome you to our website and invite you to get to know us. For me, the joy of dancing lies in the beauty of discovery that evolves through deep self exploration and expansive collaboration. Working with dancers, musicians, visual artists, photographers and videographers inspires me. My work reflects the contributions of those collaborative efforts.
For 15 years I directed Mary Street Dance Theatre. As I choreographed and toured with the company my methods of composition gradually turned more and more to improvisation. With my young daughter Thryn, I organized and directed The Good for Something Dancers, a children’s dance company based on improvisation. It continued for 10 years. I am now relaunching my choreographic career with NWD Projects. My greatest joy is working in the studio with eager and curious dancers, constantly learning through their movement discoveries. For over 20 years I taught at New World School of the Arts creating projects and choreographic opportunities with the students, particularly site-specific work. It’s there that I first conceived of the concept that led to National Water Dance.
I deeply believe in the knowledge of the body and the memory that it holds. This is what guides me on a continual path of discovery. This is what I want to share.