I was born and raised in Springdale, Arkansas, and began tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop training under Tobey McCutcheon, Astrid Soto, and lovely others at Rhythm and Shoes Dance Studio. From there, I attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock receiving a B.F.A. in Dance Performance under the loving (yet ever-pushing) direction and guidance of Joseph Cox, Samantha E. Johnson, Rhythm McCarthy, Robin Neveu Brown, Stephen K. Stone, and Stephanie Thibeault.
In October of 2018, I relocated to Boston, Massachusetts to work as a Research Technician at Boston University School of Medicine. There I found my dance home with Cambridge Dance Company and Long2 in New York City.
Currently, I am based out of Arkansas and attending medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
As an artist, I am intrigued and fascinated by the intricacies of human interactions, perceptions, and the human condition. I enjoy utilizing interdisciplinary thoughts and ideas as inspiration, working at the cross section of movement, psychology, sociology, biology, and history. I have long been captivated by the body and its capabilities: movement-wise, recovery-wise, and general ability to function on many levels at once. This interest places my study of what some deem the "hard sciences" at the heart of my movement understanding. Lastly, I believe one should always make time for experimentation, play, and fun. After all...that is why I fell in love with dance in the first place.