• I began writing “Ink” in 2011 as a memoir about the death of my brother when we were young. The dancers at Take Root have used my writing as the inspiration for two different choreographed interpretations — a duet and a company piece — and “Ink” is now a treasured staple in their performances. The original soundtrack by Jon Anderson incorporates my voice into its haunting melody.
  • "Pregnant" was first performed at the Detroit Institute of the Arts during Art X Detroit in April, 2013. The story which inspired this poignant dance was published in the Bear River Review, and is archived in the blog.
  • Inspired by a writing prompt from poet and essayist Thomas Lynch, my memoir "Transit" was also published in the Bear River Review and can be found in the blog archives. Take Root's version of "Transit" began as a duet and has evolved into a vibrant, complex full company dance.
  • Here is the unedited debut performance of "Transit," at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, April 12, 2013. Note how the artwork from Andrea Eis's "Marginalia" series flows with the movement of the dancers.
  • In rehearsal for "Snapshots," the collaborative, interdisciplinary performance which combined storytelling, dance, and artwork.


My creative practice includes an ongoing collaboration with Take Root Dance.  Here is a slideshow of  photographs and videos documenting our work together.

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