As a multidisciplinary artist, I am fascinated by the connection between art and the body. My work ranges from performing physical theater to creating sculpture from beads – and I have performed and exhibited nationally and internationally. I cultivated my artistic vision through 30 years of creating and performing work in the theater, and since 1998, extended my sensibilities to creating visual works of art.
I have worked as an actor, mime, dancer, writer, director, teacher and artist in residence for over 30 years. I am a certified Margolis Method instructor, following 10 years of study and close work with Kari Margolis. Other training encompasses acting, dance, mime, and yoga, and includes intenstive study with Marcel Marceau. My performing experiences range from classical speaking theater, to experimental theater. I have toured as a performer and teacher to around the world including Japan , Australia , Singapore and the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I am currently an associate artist with the Margolis Brown ADAPTOR Company (MBAC) and have been a core member of the performing ensemble for over 14 years. I collaborated in the creation and performance of all of their original multimedia theater productions including Vanishing Point, Vidpires!, Starry Messenger at Children’s Theatre Company, Sleepwalkers as part of the O’Shaughnessy’s “Women of Substance” series, American Safari and The Human Show.
Design commissions for the theater include costumes for “Papier-mâché Cabaret” and puppets, masks and a full size theater curtain made of sleepwear for MBTC’s Sleepwalkers. My beaded sculpture has been exhibited in regional, national and international exhibits including “Alchemy • Amulets • Altars” at the Phipps and “The Audacious Bead” at the Bead Museum in Washington D.C. I received “best in show” in “The Beaded Figure IV” which opened at the Museum of Art and Design in New York in April 2005 and toured nationally until 2006. I was exhibited as a finalist in Beaded Dreams 2006, and in 2007 my beadwork toured Japan and was exhibited in the Hakone’s prestigious open-air museum.