I am above all else an Artist charged with feeling, creating, interpreting, discussing, effecting and being affected by the World around us to help myself and others (now and in the future) better understand our current reality.
As an Educator of Artist and future artists I hope to guide students with a strong yet flexible hand that is constantly improving and learning, helping to provide as much access to the tools needed to unlock the magic of the world around us so that students can independently explore, learn, create and eventually help others along their journeys. The Educator is charged with directing focus, introducing students not only to new ways of moving but also to new ways of thinking and understanding in the service of guiding students toward their own personal truths. From this self-informed/motivated place students are better able to make honest and authentic choices as a whole person (Body, Mind, and Spirit) within a community of people, moving toward understanding/creating timeless ART, not just dance that looks and feels like its creator.
Lifelong connections are formed and fostered from this symbiotic relationship, in times of intensive training and times of advice, in the studio and from a distance. The Educator transforms into the Mentor offering sustained support from a far to those from the past who seek it, while they remain a hands on guide to those students who are next charged to their care.
We are always a part of a cycle.
youthful inquisitive optimism/Fail&Understand/journey beyond yourself/return changed/Record&Rest
Lifelong learning creates the optimal space for new and exciting ideas..
Separately we can make a difference; collectively we can change the World.