As a choreographer, I have spent most of my life in constant motion creating new work, extending from my teen years creating a new group dance a month for my high school’s ASB and my local dance studio to more professional works. My last professional choreography for the new musical The London Rose, a story about a trans man in Victorian England, performed June 7th-29th in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival and won the Encore Producer’s Award.
My 2017 participation at Juilliard’s “Artists Striving To End Poverty” (ASTEP) “Artist as Citizen” Program contributed significantly to my teaching method/creative process and was integral to my future as a genderfluid performer. I would be more than happy to discuss with you my experience with this organization and conference as well as connect you to the ASTEP team.
As a part of the 2019-2020 S.T.A.R. cast., I facilitated instructional workshops and performed educational musicals about LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education, autonomy, and mental health in NYC schools alongside my fellow performers (originally in person and then virtually due to Covid-19).
As an instructor, I spent two years teaching tap and Cecchetti ballet to young children at Claylee’s Dance Academy, created and taught a summer camp for 4-6 year old dancers, and worked as a substitute ballet and contemporary dance instructor for dancers ages 7-18. After this, my work extended to co-choreographing for the plays Big Love, Good Person of Sichuan, Dollhouse, and Next To Normal at Whittier College. At KCACTF’s Region VIII 2017 Devised Piece performance, I also co-choreographed the piece “(W)hole” with the Juilliard ASTEP Program‘s Alejandro Rodriguez.
I first joined the Young Artists Theatre Company 2014 in Pico Rivera (now moved to Uptown Whittier) as one of their musical theatre mentors. I’ve helped in the company’s performances of Cats and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, both in mentorship as well as performance as Demeter and Rona. Since then, I spent a year teaching weekly ballet and contemporary dance lessons and as well as multiple dance workshops with the company.
Within the national theatre society Alpha Psi Omega, specifically Whittier College’s Pi-Mu Cast, I organized, directed, and produced the APO Showcase as their Public Relations manager for two years. I re-established this annual showcase with a new purpose: to give hard working students an opportunity to take risks onstage and try out or even create and perform songs, scenes, dances, and monologues that they otherwise may not have had the chance to perform on a stage with lighting and live accompaniment.