Me? I am a choreographer director and dancer whose work and collaborations span and transcend genre, from the classicist whimsy of Mark Morris, to the art-tronica of Fischerspooner, to the sensual post modernism of my own POON Productions ensemble. A California native, I began my choreographic tutelage as a teenager under the guidance of the modern dance legend, Bella Lewitzky. After graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA (though I almost got kicked out for the sin of choreographing to rock music) I was invited to join Mark Morris Dance Group, touring internationally with visionary enfant terrible Mark Morris, from Brooklyn to Brussels to the East Asia.
From there I went on to establish my own choreographic vision via a landmark collaboration with electronica/rock band Fischerspooner where I created the original signature cabaret disco dance style that would help catapult them from the NYC art scene to Capitol Records, Ibiza and beyond. I have since staged my own POON Productions ensemble dance-theatre pieces, as well as my NEA awarded solo triptych incorporating Shakespeare into my own taught anecdotes at PS122, HERE, FringeNYC and more. I have been commissioned to create productions for Lincoln Center, Harvard's A.R.T, New York University, St. Ann's Warehouse and The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island many of which received Bessies, Obies, you name it. Most recently I made dances for The Troubadour Theatre Company's "Little Drummer Bowie" at The Garry Marshall Theatre.
I have worked as a choreographer and specialty movement consultant with influential directors like Michel Gondry, Leslie Dektor, and Wayne Wang, Photographers Terry Richardson, Juergen Teller and Todd Eberle and pop stars like Ceelo Green. I have advised as a movement coach for creatives and performers from all walks as well as for Conde Nast fitness and fashion shoots from '97-'01 working specifically with models, movement and couture.
Talent List available upon request