Three Weeks of Minus 16

What a whirlwind. I have so many things I could say about the last three weeks. A good amount of which would not be appropriate for me to put on my professional blog. I spent the last three weeks dancing alongside professional ballerinas, feeling a lot of emotions, throwing my body around recklessly on a…

“Where I Am Is What I Need”

New year, new adventures, new outlook… while I’m half way through my undergraduate career, I can’t help but feel that I am at a precipice in my life. An important turning point. But as I embark on fall semester madness, incredible reparatory, and new possibilities, I reflect on one of the better experiences of my…

A Brief and Overly Simplistic Reflection: RYT-200

As I pack my bags to return to the lovely state of  Ohio for another incredible experience (that I cannot get over how beyond blessed I am to have such opportunities) I must reflect on this serene and imperative summer.   To fully encapsulate the depth of my experience during Om Factory NYC’s 200-hr Yoga…

Bryant Park Grooves

With YTT winding down, with an exam and now my first ever yoga class in my past, I am beginning to reflect on the last 5 weeks with Om Factory NYC’s 200hr-TT. And I must say a highlight of the entire experience was two Fridays ago when myself and 3 of my fellow yogis spontaneously…

Shaking Our Ischial Tuberosities

  Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of dancing and performing with students from Mason Gross School of the Arts and working professionals in NYC to create a fun yoga-inspired dance for the NYC Om Factory’s 2017 Summer Solstice party! Working with these incredible people that I get to spend everyday digging deep into…

Prequel: Self Study

Chapter 2, Text 17 of the Bhagavad-gītā states: “One who is, however, taking pleasure in the self, who is illuminated in the self, who rejoices in and is satisfied with the self only, fully satiated – for him there is no duty”. Give or take some yogic context as well as the fact that this…

Blue No w here

It was a pleasure to perform in Fenella Kennedy’s original work, Blue No w Here, in Columbus’s 10 Tiny Dances on March 17 and 18. Through a process inspired by dancers’ improv and generation, Blue No w here became a communal work about the communal impacts of technology. I felt that rather than dancing to…

Group Forms: Work and Reflection

Composition classes are a great space for personal growth. I took Group Forms in the hope that I would become more proficient and translating my artistic aesthetic onto larger groups of people. I found that I gained a lot of skills I didn’t expect such as being able to work better in collaboration with other…

My 2nd Year at OSU: A Melodrama

Sophomore year didn’t end with a bang. My second year at OSU was one Big Bang that’s ending with a nice fizzle. Freshman year was an easy reflection. Thanks friends, thanks family, etc. The usual narrative. This year ran a lot deeper than that. My second hear at OSU has easily been the densest of…

TNT (Today Not Tomorrow)

TNT (Today Not Tomorrow) is a dance film I created for Mitchell Rose’s Dance Film I course here in the OSU Department of Dance. This work is inspired by the theoretical concept of rebuilding, specifically after World War II. It explores the emotional grit and destruction of humanity, coupled with an ever progressing lack of…