“We don't accomplish anything in this world alone...and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.” – Sandra Day O’Connor
As an artist, educator and researcher, I am committed to utilizing my public voice to share information, advocate for causes that advance equity, increase visibility and promote mutual support for those who lack the public arena. On the forefront of my advocacy, resides the support of the growing field of CREATIVE AGING. My experience in dance and movement arts of over 23 years as well as 10 years of background in biological research, has fueled and reinforced my recognition that creativity in individual and especially, group settings has a direct correlation to revitalizing communities and promoting mental, physical and emotional well-being. Furthermore, I recognize the growing need for future dance educators to be prepared to serve as leaders in community engagement on multiple levels and seek to support policy design, training, resource development and research which can expand dance education programs to meet these needs. I partner with other educators and policy makers to engage in panel discussions, public presentations, workshops and publications to further the dialogue around ageism, social connection and dance, dance education policy and programming, trauma and memory as well as creative aging. Please see the NEWS section for upcoming presentations, review topics of interest on this page and CONTACT ME if you are interested in discussing a collaboration or partnership around these topics.