Man's basic need to experience the creative process is fulfilled in direct and personal ways when the body is used as the means for expresion. For most of my dancing career (20 years) I have been choreographing for local high school and university dance companies across the valley. My works speak to the physicality and sensuality of the human body and its relationship to spaces and lived experiences. In 2007, I won my first choreographic competition A.W.A.R.D. and from there I went on to present my own choreographic and collaboration works at the Harare International Arts Festival (2008) in Zimbabwe, OPEN LOOK- International Dance Festival (2009) in St. Petersburg, Russia and Utah State University– Diversity Week (2010) in Logan, Utah. I have also been an Artist in residence at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Furthermore, since my faculty position at the University of Utah, Department of Modern Dance has allowed me the opportunity to research my choreographic skills on the Performing Dance Company allowing me the necessary time and space to fully develop my works and personal voice through choreography. My works fluctuate between the theatricality of Alwin Nikolias, the technicality of Wayne Mc Gregor and the human brutality of Pina Bausch.
Future Choreographic Projects:
Weber State University, Orchesis Dance Company (2020)
Past Choreographic Projects:
Iraqi Youth leadership Exchange Program
Utah Art Access- Dreamer's Project
Berlin State Ballet School- Berlin, Germany
Western Washington University- Bellingham, Washington
University of Utah- Salt Lake City, Utah
Hillcrest High School Dance Company, Utah
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Momentum, Utah
University of Utah, Performing Dance Company, Utah
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