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24 04, 2020

Rebuilding Confidence

2020-04-25T13:02:50+00:00

I’ve struggled with confidence throughout my dancing career. And the thing is, when you don’t have confidence, people will easily tear you down. When you’re unsure of yourself, it’s hard to convince others to put faith in you, which can [...]

Rebuilding Confidence2020-04-25T13:02:50+00:00
23 05, 2019

Mini No-Manifesto

2019-05-24T12:31:56+00:00

No to compartmentalization. No to unsustainability. No to quick, meaningless ways of working.   No to compartmentalization: In the past semester—as I planned a symposium, worked on a performance piece, started plans for a performance series in Cleveland, taught and [...]

Mini No-Manifesto2019-05-24T12:31:56+00:00
16 04, 2019

Reflections & Recap from Breaking Boundaries in Flamenco @ Oberlin

2019-04-16T14:13:31+00:00

Shortly after accepting a position at Oberlin, I was encouraged to put together a flamenco symposium. Although that’s a pretty broad request, I knew immediately the theme I wanted to explore. Ever since I started to discover that flamenco has [...]

Reflections & Recap from Breaking Boundaries in Flamenco @ Oberlin2019-04-16T14:13:31+00:00
19 06, 2018

We’re not being taken seriously; maybe it’s our own fault…

2018-06-19T17:10:33+00:00

  I often find myself frustrated by flamenco dance being treated as secondary, or just “lesser” than ballet and contemporary dance, as something not to be taken seriously. I think there are many reasons for that, some deeply rooted in [...]

We’re not being taken seriously; maybe it’s our own fault…2018-06-19T17:10:33+00:00
30 12, 2017

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions

2018-01-11T21:16:32+00:00

What do I want for Christmas? More than anything, I want dancers. I've been trying to choreograph on just myself pieces that I really envision for multiple dancers. And guess what? It just does not work. It's like a painter [...]

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions2018-01-11T21:16:32+00:00