Thank you for visiting my website and for taking an interest in what I do, it means a lot to me. The purpose of this site is to act as a sharing platform for my artistic and scholarly undertakings on the interconnection between our very capable bodies, the culture we live in, art making, and education.
Although I did not start my formal dance training until I was 23, I have been dancing all my life. My 15 years as a Danish performance gymnast (not to be confused with the Olympic discipline) shaped me into the mover and performer I am today. The dynamic quality foregrounded in Danish performance gymnastics is that of Humphrey/Limon technique, and I therefore describe my personal movement vocabulary as embodying rhythms of fall and recovery with a keen sense of the interplay between weight and weightlessness, along with an embodied curiosity juxtaposing abstract and linear bodylines.
As an educator and choreographer, I am drawn to the sophisticated simplicity of the human body; its exterior structure is misleadingly simple compared to the underlying mechanics that keep us functioning and enable us to interact with the world. I use movement, technology, and props to create thought-provoking and visually stimulating dance experiences. On stage, in the studio, and on the screen, my work explores authenticity and transformation and aims to encourage the students/ audiences to engage with knowledge derived from the body.
Throughout my gymnastic career, I had the opportunity to tour extensively and teach at renowned universities and institutions worldwide. I hold a Bachelor of Art with an emphasis in pedagogy from the Norwegian College of Dance, a first-class honor post-graduate degree from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and a Master of Fine Art in dance from The Ohio State University.
As a dancer, I have had the pleasure of working collaboratively with various choreographers, such as Henri Oguike, Darshan Singh-Buller, Wendy Houston, Francesco Scavetta, Sølvi Edvardsen, Tatiana Baganova, and others.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance and the Linehan Artist Scholars Program Director at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.