What is one role that holds special significance for you?
The role Friar Laurence in Romeo et Juliet is a role that I have cherished exploring. It is a character that demands a full emotional buy-in on top of the ballet technique.
How has your approach to the career changed over time?
My approach to performance has evolved over the thirteen years of dancing professionally. I started out with a focus on the basics: clean lines, high jumps with soft landings, and attentive partnering. With time (and an older body), I’ve been slowly transitioning to dance focused on sensations: the float of a turn, the slice of an arm, or the sinking of a hip. I love exploring sensations to charge the dynamic of any step.
What are your favorite Seattle haunts?
I love spending my free time at local art shows and spring events. I grew up watching the Mariners during the late ’90s and early 2000s. There is still no replacement for the feeling I get when I walk into the stadium and see all that green grass set to the excited rumble of the audience.