I am fascinated with the collision of dance, theatre, film and design. I
am inspired by the art of cinematography and often choreograph using
similar approaches, by not creating from beginning to end, but
sections, out of order, then constructing the final pieces together as I
engage with the work and let it speak to me. I am interested in pushing
the limits of my physicality, exploring athleticism, and mining stillness.
As a Native American from the Yaqui Tribe. The world (in Yaqui, anía) is
composed of five separate worlds: the desert wilderness world, the
mystical world, the flower world, the dream world, and the night world.
I have a relationship with my culture, one that I perceive as
“Scholarship through the body” (as quoted by scholar, Julie Burelle) As
I learn more about my culture, and gain access into the world that I
thought I was not privileged to, I have especially learned the value of
the dream world and think of dreams as a fertile place to distill the
work and let the choreography of the day set into my bones. I am
motivated by the desire to create and sustain a training practice that
activates me on stage and allows me to cross the threshold into newly
undiscovered territories. The question that is constantly exposed to
me through my work is “What is unique about my perspective?” The
answers are revealed in primal, fleeting moments.