Artist Statement

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Passion to teach

Passion to perform

That is where my heart lies.

I strive to make a difference in all peoples’ lives in dance, multidisciplinary arts projects, my Movement for You Practice and beyond.I am strong and dedicated to the studio process and to giving to all students that come into my path for movement education, whether it be a young child, mother with child, or an intense dancer or artist reaching out for more.   My Movement for You classes focus on connecting with your own spirit.   A deep amount of attention is placed on personal focus. You then can leave class feeling capable to give more to others and to yourself.

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As for my choreography and attack with Artists in Unity (a multidisciplinary arts company), I set up a playground to be nurtured in!  The studio or wherever we are meeting to create is our place to play, grow together, and share the art of so many genres we love.  The pressure to create with deadlines is forgotten!  The pressure of having to do everything alone is forgotten! We rely on each other to create expressive, point driven, artistic projects with a passionate heart.  We create work that will touch on classical components and abstract aspects of dance/visual art/theater/photography/ and film.  The company also, includes yoga art based projects and pretty much any other discipline of creativity that makes a statement and connects with people personally- food/fashion/woodworking and beyond.   We are a company to step out of the box, take risks, and learn from each other on every artistic project that is before us.

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As an artistic director of AIU, I strive to bring so many different artists into the pile of AIU. I strive to let their voices be heard through the works of AIU and collaborations with other artistic companies and organizations. I strive to make a difference with AIU within our local communities with teaching outreach, performances, and open rehearsals and open chats for the community to be a part of.  AIU will reflect the Lehigh Valley’s needs to understand multidisciplinary study.  We look forward to creating and presenting work that will stand strong in live presentation of music /theater /and dance.  We will take the extra steps needed to never fall away from live presentation of work.  AIU is not just one artist with heart/passion/ and creativity.  We are defined by a community of artists………a community of artistic hearts……..that are all filled with artistic passion to share!

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