About

Movement was my first language and dance my earliest art. As a dancer, you endeavor to give the audience something to think about after the show. Though your movements are ephemeral, their impact or resonance can be eternal. I create objects and stage scenarios with them in nature, work that requires me to be continuously moving. I make photographs of photographs, capturing soft sculptures of textiles draped over the body and landscapes inside new landscapes. My current body of work not only calls upon the dialogue between us and our surroundings but is a fount of questions for the viewer. I have traversed several careers–dancer, fashion stylist, Brand Director at a Non-Profit—but after all this time I am still most concerned with giving the audience something to think about after the show.

Photo by John Ulaszek

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EDUCATION 

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY | SPRING 2019 (anticipated)
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communications/Design

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI | SPRING 2008
College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning BS in Fashion Design: Product Development

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

PLAYING IN THE DARK | FALL 2018 Graphic Design MFA Group Show Anderson Gallery at VCU, Richmond,VA

JURIED O2 GROUP EXHIBITION | FALL 2018 Hole in the Sky Collective, NE, Washington, DC

VCU MFA CANDIDACY EXHIBITION | SPRING 2018
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, Richmond,VA

HONORS AND AWARDS 

Virginia University Commonwealth Honor Society | SPRING 2019
VCU Graduate Teaching Opportunity (Instructor of Imaging II) | SPRING 2019 VCU Graduate Teaching Assistantship | SPRING 2018

SELECTED CLIENTS 

CityDance, Washington, D.C.  S.J. Ewing & Dancers, Washington, D.C. PrioreDance, Washington, D.C.

COMMITTEES 

Co-president of the Graduate Artists Association at VCU | AUGUST 2018 - PRESENT Board Member of Dance Metro DC | 2014-2015

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

CITYDANCE – Washington D.C./Bethesda, Maryland Brand Director | July 2015 - July 2017 Marketing Manager | August 2013 - July 2015 Part-time Communications Assistant | July 2012 - August 2013

FREELANCE FASHION AND COPYWRITER IN PHILADELPHIA, PA | AUGUST 2011 - JUNE 2012 Contributor to HyLo boutiques (Experimental marketing agency) Editorial blogger for Omoi boutique

OMOI BOUTIQUE – Philadelphia, PA  Assistant Manager | September 2010 - August 2011

ANTHROPOLOGIE E-COMMERCE, URBAN OUTFITTERS, INC. – Philadelphia, PA Assistant Website Merchandiser and Stylist Apparel, Accessories and Home Division September 2008 - February 2010