DANCE

photo credit: Kate Sorenson
I started dancing at a teeny tiny age at the Lee Lund Studio of Dance in Milford, CT. When I went to college at Boston University, I continued to take dance class several times a week and started to choreograph as a member of the Dance Theater Group. I focused on modern dance technique and also began to study improv dance. Since graduating, I have continued performing, choreographing, and improvising in the Boston area. I was a founding member of Luminarium Dance Company but have focused more on producing dance experiences. I began heynow dance in my backyard, and have since moved onto more standard spaces.


PERFORMANCE
Watch me and some lovely dancing pals by clicking on these links, which will bring you to lists of videos. All choreography, performance, and music is by me unless otherwise noted.
IMPROV
CHOREOGRAPHY


ORGANIZING
co-director
Amy Mastrangelo and I have run this group since spring 2011. We perform modern and improv dance at events in the Boston area, including the Dance for World Community Festival and the Arlington Arts Festival. But our main shtick is hosting modern + pop art variety shows. These are casual nights full of art of all kinds (including, of course, lots of dance) and snacks. Most have been held at Third Life Studio and the Democracy Center, but we also produced one show at the WOW Cafe in NYC. We have been on the cover of the Boston Dig and have been written about in the Boston Day Book and Big, Red, & Shiny


blog moderator
This is a movement based blog. Dancers watch the last video and respond to it with their own video. The connection is sometimes obvious and sometimes not.


dance coordinator
This is a new group based in Cambridge, MA. The first initiative was a month-long arts festival in August, 2014. I organized several events including a flash performance, an outdoor experience, and an afternoon-length festival.

Art City kicked off the month with the flash performance in Harvard Square, consisting of 8 dancers of different dance backgrounds. I asked several dancers that I knew to choreograph short phrases and taught them to participants through rehearsals and this video.

Next was the Outdoor Dance Museum, which took place in Winthrop Park in Harvard Square. 12 performers took over the park for a few hours in the afternoon. One to three dance performances or improv games happened at a time. There were performances by Luminarium Dance Company and several independent choreographers.

Last was JUMP IN: Day of Dance. This was held at the Dance Complex, and involved over 40 dancers throughout 4 hours of performance. Several local companies, schools, and independent choreographers took part, including: IMPACT Dance, Nozama, Marblehead School of Ballet, the CRLS Modern Dance Company, Allegro Dance Company, Cambridge Dance Company, Kelley Donovan, Intimations Dance Company, Calamity, and Paradise Lost.