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Recent performances



Dance No. 1, Performance Mix Festival, New Dance Alliance, NYC

Blur, Open Call at The Shed, NYC 

With Marion, This is a Dance: Dance and Process 2021, The Kitchen at Queenslab, NYC

For All Your Life Studies, In Practice: You may go, but this will bring you back, SculptureCenter, NYC


Untitled, EstroGenius Festival, The Kraine Theater, NYC (virtual)

Talented, Center for Performance Research, NYC


Roam, Artist Residency:VW Dome at MoMA PS1, NYC

Talented, ART SEED at Marble House in Dorset, VT

Talented, Movement Research at Mount Tremper Arts, Art-B-Q. Catskills, NY

Talented, Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC

Exographic Will, Three Evenings of Shared Work; Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, NY

In Studio / Out (video installation), Performance Studio Open House at Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY


Thunderdell, Performance Studio Open House at Center for Performance Research, NYC

Untitled (Thunderdell), Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC


Fossil, at The Luminary gallery St. Louis, MO 

A Salient Theme, beginning, La MaMa Moves! Festival, NYC 

A Salient Theme, beginning, Chez Bushwick Artist-in-Residence performance, NYC


Alike, included in the DoublePlus season curated by Cynthia Oliver, at Gibney Dance, NYC

Same as you, selected for Fall Movement Festival at the Center for Performance Research, NYC

Same as you, participation in Movement Research’s Fall Festival, NYC

Right as Rain, commission by the Youth Performing Arts High School, Louisville, KY


Untitled, AUNTS Populous performance at BRIC Media Arts, NYC

Curatorial / Awards

Hodder Fellow, 2021-2022
Movement Research Resident Artist, 2021-2022
MacDowell Fellow, 2020
Black Artists Space to Create Residency, New Dance Alliance, 2020
Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, 2019 and Covid-19 2020
Mertz-Gilman Late-Stage Production Grant, 2019
New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, Outstanding Performer for Sustained Achievement, 2019
Marble House Project Residency, 2019
Yaddo Residency, 2019
Center for Performance Research, Artist-in-Residence, 2019
Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, 2017
Artist residency, at pOnderosa in Stolzenhagen, Germany (accepted)
Chez Bushwick Artist-in-Residence, Cycle 4/2016

Selection committee participant, Marble House Project, dance
Selection committee participant, Chez Bushwick Artist-in-Residence
Selection committee participant, Fresh Tracks at New York Live Arts
Selection committee participant, Movement Research Judson panel


New York Times, 2021

With Marion, This is No Substitute for a Dance: Dance and Process 2020 On Screen at The Kitchen, 2021

Artists Reach Out: Reflections in a Time of Isolation, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa, 2020

A Leveling, New York Tanzkongress Salon, 2019

Critical Correspondence: in conversation with Angie Pittman, 2021; Alexis Wilkinson, 2020; mayfield brooks, 2019; Jessie Young, 2019; Tara Aisha Willis, Jess Pretty, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste: What Remains, 2018; and Cynthia Oliver, 2018

Work / Education

Critical Correspondence, Co-Editor (2019 - 2021) 
Jane Comfort and Company, Administrative Director (2006 - present)
Thursday Studio, Web Producer (2016 - 2019)
Ironpaper, Creative Strategies Director (2010 - 2016)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BFA in Dance, 2003

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