Dancing in New York City

I am currently a jazz and contemporary lyrical dancer.

I regularly dance with Michelle Barber (jazz fusion) and will be performing with her at the upcoming Broadway Dance Center Student Showcase. I started my concert dance training three years ago with Heather Rigg (jazz) and Stacie Webster (contemporary jazz).

Outside of the studios, you may have also seen me in Improv Everywhere missions such as Crosswalk Ballroom dancing in front of Penn Station or Dance Captain Wanted interacting with the crowd at Bryant Park.

Dancing in the “Crosswalk Ballroom” mission
Created and directed by Charlie Todd
Photographed by Arin Sang-urai
7th Avenue and 32nd Street, Pennsylvania Station, New York City

Performing “In the Air Tonight” at the Broadway Dance Center Student Showcase
Choreography by Michelle Barber
Symphony Space, New York, New York

Dancing in California

Previously, I learnt vintage social dance from Richard Powers at Stanford University and was a member of the Academy of Danse Libre, Decadance, and Cardinal Whirlwinds. While I dabbled in present-day social dance forms such as swing, blues, and codified competitive ballroom, my true heart belongs to the 19th-century waltzes, redowas, and mazurkas.

Performing the “Russian Mazurka Quadrilles” with the Academy of Danse Libre
Reconstruction and choreography by Richard Powers
Videography by John Beale
Stanford University, California

Dancing and Travelling

I attend and sometimes perform at various dance festivals such as the Spoleto Festival dei 2 Mondi, Prague Vintage Dance Week, and Newport Vintage Dance Week.

Spoleto Festival: Performing on the main stage in front of the Cathedral

Performing the “Bohemian National Polka” at the Spoleto Festival dei 2 Mondi
Reconstruction and choreography by Richard Powers
Videography by Jason Anderson
Spoleto Cathedral, Spoleto, Italy

Performing the “Triplet Galop Quadrille” at the Spoleto Festival dei 2 Mondi
Reconstruction and choreography by Richard Powers
Videography by Jason Anderson
Rocca Albornoziana, Spoleto, Italy