I am a trained Butoh dancer, having worked with international dance companies such as Leimay in New York, and Tony Yap Company, and have worked alongside/performed with Yumi Umiumare (Australia's only resident Japanese Butoh dancer) recently in the ButohOut! Festival , nominated for a prestigious Green Room industry award, and have trained with original Butoh masters such as Ko Murobushi. I integrate my movement practice with a background training in the visual arts (Art Department Dean's scholarship recipient, M.F.A. Fine Arts 2014 – Parsons, the New School for Design NYC) and I have been active on the international performance art scene, having received numerous accolades for my work in both community settings and major art institutions such as the New Museum, the Kitchen NYC, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
I have recently moved to Glasgow and am currently embarking on a new project development, undertaking research and concept creation of a full-length solo show, incorporating my established career talents as a writer/director/performer in contemporary performance art, and Butoh/east Asian shamanic dance. The work will explore questions of identity, race/sexuality/diaspora, in seeking out dynamic themes of the unconscious mind in the modern world. My work is a multi-sensory, non-linear exploration of unconscious dream states that reflects the need in our present culture to offer alternative voices from the queer/Eastern mysticism tradition.