I discuss my relationship to life and art with photographer David Pugh in his latest edition of You, the Creator.
Best enjoyed on headphones!
Dance was all around me growing up in Tulsa, OK, but I began my pursuit of a dance career in my teens. After high school, I moved to Kansas City to study Ballet and Modern dance at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Once there, I immersed myself in concert dance and started working as a freelance dancer with Owen/Cox Dance Group and Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company in 2008/2009. After graduating UMKC with a BFA in Dance Performance, I joined Richmond Ballet II where I danced and choreographed for two years before I decided to relocate to Washington DC with my wife, Vanessa, to pursue contemporary dance and cultural diplomacy. There I worked with Company E for three more years as a dancer, instructor, and eventually, Composer-In-Residence. Our work took us to Kazakhstan, Sweden, Turkmenistan, Russia, Cuba, Israel, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Uruguay, the Republic of Georgia, and more. These tours awakened a desire in me to live in service to dance and share art with all people. In 2017, my wife and I relocated to Western North Carolina where I now live, work, and create.
I dance on stage, screen, and anywhere between. I am also available to choreograph and rehearsal direct. Please see my resumé for the details of my experience and skills.
Since 2017, I have collaborated with dancer/choreographer, Vanessa Owen, to produce collaborative, contemporary dance works. As a part of our collaboration I produce original music to accompany the choreography . To hear more of what Vanessa and I are up to, subscribe to our email list through our website and follow us on social media.
Music created by me with dance in mind.
Photo by David K Pugh
Questions? Interested in collaborating on a project? Send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.