Teaching Philosophy

Dancers have an on-going dialogue with their bodies, built from an accumulation of self-taught, ritualized, practiced, injury-accessed and instructor led insights into the strengths, weaknesses and the over all potential of their bodies. Teaching is a dialogue with the dancer to investigate ability, create balances between community and self; performer and practitioner; actor and mover. I teach with an eye for spatial versatility, musicality, risk, endurance, communication, transformation, collective awareness, personal movement vocabularies, adaptability and an understanding of techniques as languages of choice; and understanding strength and flexibility as injury prevention. The body carries memories, and our movement practices allow us to create fluidity between both body and mind for overall somatic health as well as artistic development.