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 also recently been selected for the International Forum fellowship award at Theatertreffen.
I am based in Glasgow and have been presently undertaking research/creation in the making of a new solo production in contemporary live art, and Butoh/east Asian shamanic dance. 'Magic Theatre - [scenes from the unconscious]' explores 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.