Why Intrepidus Dance?
I believe in the mission Intrepidus stands for. Bringing happiness and provoking thought through art and movement, to anyone and everyone willing to watch and listen. Plus, all the women I get to dance with are hilarious powerhouses. Each with their own brand of weird, wild, and wonderful.
Why & when did you begin dancing?
I began dancing when I was four, because I saw my sister dancing around the house and wanted to be just like her. Then my mother promptly removed me from classes upon realizing I was more interested in picking leotard wedgies and making funny faces in the mirror than actually moving. At the age of 8 I begged her to let me return to classes, and she obliged. I stopped picking my wedgies and fell in love with the incomparable highs of moving and creating.
What styles of dance do you specialize in?
I don't know if I have an answer to this question. I love everything, but am a master of nothing. Most often, I am performing modern pieces or burlesque these days.
Who is your dance icon & why?
Pina Bausch. Her body of work to me is all encompassing. It embraces elements of both modern and ballet, strength and softness, feminine and masculine, comedy and tragedy, strangeness and normalcy.
Describe yourself in one word:
Would you rather have super strength or super intelligence?
What is your music preference?
Punk, surf-rock, garage, blues, folk, and I listen to a ton of local artists. We have such amazing talent in this city!
What is your favorite movie or TV show & why?
Whip It, currently (and for the last 3 years) because strong, bad-ass, relate-able female characters, and good music.
Alison Mosshart and Jason Segel
What do you do in your spare time?
Spare time is pretty rare, but when I do have some you can find me outside enjoying beautiful Washington wilderness, or at a show jumping, dancing, or awkwardly bobbing along to the music. Usually alone.
Do you have any phobias?
Large spiders, forever feeling like I have no idea what I'm doing with my life (but I'm learning to get over that, due to necessity), people I love dying.
Lastly, what's a piece of advice/encouragement you would give to your 15-year-old self?
Embrace your strangeness, it's why people love you. Don't give a damn about what anyone except the people that love you think or say about you. Grow through hard work and never lose the magic that wanders through your veins.