This past summer I had the opportunity to be an assistant stage manager (ASM), deck manager, and on crew for Hathaway Brown Theater Institute (HBTI) at the High School I attended. While working for HBTI, I learned a lot from the stage manager (SM), Kelly Tomko, who goes to Baldwin Wallace University. Kelly definitely knows … More Children of Eden
To sum up my second year would be extremely difficult because there were some sucky parts but also some gem worthy parts. In writing this reflection I am noticing that the gem worthy parts out weigh the sucky parts. Even though the sucky parts have definitely made me stronger they were hard to get through. If … More I’M-HALF-WAY-THERE
There comes a time in life where you come to meet an obstacle. This obstacle can be of any size, shape, or measure but it feels like the worst thing in the world. I would be lying if I didn’t say that Sophomore Year was a test. This year in itself has been the hardest. … More all odds against you
My first year experience in the Department of Dance at the Ohio State University was informative. I not only learned that I was interested in Production, but that I also was interested in perusing Production as a career. During my first year, I struggled with whether or not I wanted to have performance as one … More THE CREW
This is a composition solo that represented where I was in my life at that moment and time.
As I continue to grow deeper in my body I have come to see that my strengths are fluidity and presence in the space. In my movement vocabulary which seems to translate to fluid, I feel myself becoming more aware of what the “thing,” or what I am creating is or becomes. I see myself … More Strengths
When paying attention to movement in class the focus of the eyes is on the lower body then it raises gradually to the upper. As a student I try to grasp the entire structure of the body and its mechanics, such as, pathways, direction, focus, effort, etc. This is how attention is given towards the … More Movement: In, Out, and Around
Inlet Dance Theater is a dance company based in Cleveland, Ohio. Inlet has an Artistic Director, Company Manager, 7 company members, 4 apprentices, 2 proteges, and 5 trainees. Their mission statement is: “to create and perform innovative dance and movement theatre at a high level of artistry, speak creatively about human life issues, and bring … More Inlet Dance Theater
On Sunday May 8, 2016 my sister Asha graduated from THE Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree with Honors and Distinction in Dance. The feeling that overcame me while in standing in the Horseshoe Stadium was unexplainable. I was excited that Asha was graduating, sad that she wouldn’t be returning, and … More A True Inspiration
Creating this piece was easy because Emily and I have worked with each other before and know how each other works. It was nice to get a chance to work with her again because Emily definitely pushes me to do my best and to take risks. Taking risks was one of the opposite tendencies that … More A Composition: LETS GO!