My relationship with dance has taught me more about life and being present than I ever imagined it would. And as I enter the next chapter of my artistic exploration, I’m certain dance and its lessons will be right there with me.
Dance is the way I digest what the world is teaching me.
Dance taught me so much: Respect for my body, commitment, freedom of self, a strong work ethic, self-reflection.
I consider there to be two spheres in my life: the inner world and the external physical world. Most of the time they don’t align. As a child, whenever I heard music, I instantly disconnected from the present and vanished into a world of myth and fantasy. A swing of an arm created a painting […]
Creating is a spiritual act for me, rooted in nature, formed through my link to the ancestors and the land of which we are made. I weave cultural concepts with scientific and philosophical theories. My work unites themes of personal and collective identity with family, matriarchy, sovereignty, equality and healing that centers the voices of […]
Dance is my love language. It’s the way I spread joy around the world. It’s my superpower, the purpose God gave me and one of the main reasons I smile. I’m full of feelings, although some people may not know it because I am quite reserved, private and almost shy at times. Dance is the […]
Do you think I have not tried doing any activities other than ballet? You bet I did. But if they showed anything, it’s just that dance is what I want to do most of all. There is a method in mathematics called proof by contradiction, which consists of refuting the denial of a statement to […]
I think fate brought me to dance. My mom had dreamed of becoming a dancer, but was discouraged by my grandfather. At 10 years old I ended up being one of a couple thousand kids to be selected to audition at Shanghai Dance School. I had all the criteria they wanted. But my parents disagreed […]