“As far as you know, you have one life to experience this body; what will you accomplish, and how far will you go to do it?”
This is something I ask myself repeatedly. Over 15 years ago, I started off like any other rural kid in the USA–catching sight of someone “break dancing”, and being inspired to mimic. Unlike others, I was into it. Like, really into it…the struggle, the slow-moving growth, the expression of the artist, the exercise of the athlete, the capacity to take to this acrobatic art form to the moon and back if I practiced enough.
One year in, I repeatedly herniated my L4 & L5 vertebrae, to the extent that I eventually had to relearn how to walk and bend forward. That injury, among others less serious throughout my teens brought me to Yoga, which allowed me to get back into what I wasn’t supposed to be able to do anymore.
Today I draw my influences from various urban dance styles, asanas from Yoga, and hand balance, to continue expressing my inner artist and exercising my inner athlete. Cross-pollinating flexibility, strength and creativity with dance and technical acrobatics, I’m constantly finding my way around the proverbial box by developing unique movement, body knots and balances. Through my performance art, my intention is to bring a message of inspiration and hope to audiences everywhere.
The Message of My Story…
Where there’s a strong will and enough time, there’s indeed a way.