In the Summer of 2007 I packed up life as I knew it into 2 giant suitcases and landed in the Pacific Northwest for the first time. Born and raised on the east coast, I came to Seattle for an opportunity to dance for Spectrum Dance Theater and since then I have found myself on dozens of stages, studios, and countless other creatively transformed spaces. I follow the inspiration, whether that brings me to dancing, modeling, singing, or otherwise, I love discovering where a new project might take me.
These days I am rehearsing and performing with Alana O Rogers Dance Company, House of Verlaine, and dancing as well as serving as Executive Director for Coriolis Dance. I also work regularly modeling for local businesses and designers and find myself willingly tangled up in any number of side projects. When I get a free moment you can find me doodling, thrift shopping, hot yoga-ing, hiking, geocaching, going to concerts - anything to keep moving!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your creative ideas. In particular, video and voice work are areas I’d like to continue exploring. I am not afraid to make a spectacle of myself and dance at Pike Place market, pose on building ledges, and climb in trees and fountains for an artistic vision.
What's your challenge for me?
CAN CAN MATINEE CABARET
Ongoing, Saturdays & Sundays 12:30 & 2:30
This family-friendly brunch show combines history with high-kicks and culinary delicacies with world-class cabaret. Take a tour of the historic Pike Place Market from the comfort of Can Can's intimate, underground sixty-seat venue. A unique blend of dance, comedy, acrobatics, music, theatre and more!
THIS IS HALLOWEEN
15 performances, October 21st-31st
Can Can's seasonal spooktacular is an extravaganza of live orchestral music, cabaret, burlesque and video projected sets inspired by Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas." Come help us celebrate our 10th year haunting the Triple Door! Tickets HERE
November 11th-12th & 18th-19th World premiere of a new full evening-length piece by Alana O Rogers. A sensory feast of movement and light. A story of adventure, transformation, and survival. A journey through the haunting beauty of the arctic. Velocity Dance Center, 7:30pm. Tickets HERE
LAND OF THE SWEETS
36 performances, December 9th-29th
Verlaine and McCann's Nutcracker gives the traditional ballet a bawdy makeover. Land Of The Sweets features top-notch local dance talent, opulent custom costuming by Stephanie Seymour, and original choreography from from the classically-trained Lily Verlaine. Jasper McCann weaves the story as the audience meets characters from the ballet, such as the Russian Trepak Dancers, the Snow Queen, and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
I am currently taking bookings for early 2017. The holiday season is busy so contact me soon for availability!
The album-film "Midnight Veil" is now out in the world for your viewing pleasure! Seattle darling, Prom Queen, produced this Kickstarter-funded masterpiece that is chock full of local talent. It has been touted as a "tour de force of high camp and unrepentant glitz" by City Arts Magazine. Please check out her website for a viewing link and purchasing links via CD Baby or iTunes. I am honored to be featured in her track, 'The Golden One' along with Seattle belly-dancing troupe, The Tribellas. All hail the Prom Queen!
If you've picked up Jordan Matter's NY Times bestselling photography book, 'Dancers Among Us' you've seen me! I had the good fortune of catching him during his brief trip to Seattle and the image we created survived all editor cuts! Check out his stunning work and grab yourself a copy HERE.
Follow the work and progress of New York/Canadian artist, Charles Malinsky, and his series: The Black Coat Project. I had the privilege of working with him while in NYC in 2012 and it's been incredible to see the graphite drawings and oil paintings that our one session together inspired.
Past performance experience has had me dancing and touring with Spectrum Dance Theater, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Opera, Verlaine & McCann Present, House of Verlaine, Can Can Productions, Alana O Rogers Dance Company, Seattle’s Music of Remembrance Organization, Ten Tiny Dances, numerous productions at Velocity Dance Center, Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, and Northwest New Works at On the Boards.
Other clients and events have included Tommy Bahama, Cicada Bridal, Microsoft, iSpeakvideo, Pearson Education, eHow.com, Aveda, Horseshoe Boutique, Visette Boutique, Sassafras, BEVEE Bags, TiGr Lock, Alex Photography Studio, Peach and Pepper Apparel, Garnier Fructis, Frames Bowling Lounge NYC, True Blue, Fashion Network Seattle, Britt Rynearson, The Ruby Room, Project Red Dress, Seattle Magazine’s Seamless in Seattle fashion show, Forbidden Fashion Show, Metropolitan Fashion Week, and the Eco Fashion show at Seattle Green Festival.
"Earth + Beyond" - Designs by Anna Kathleen, directed by Kaliya Warren.Read the Washington Square News (NYC) write-up.
"How to Modernize a Black Dress" - part of an eHow.com fashion video series filmed at Coup de Coeur a la Mode, NYC. Click through for more how-to's!
Click through the YouTube "My Work" playlist for more dance and fashion videos.