ACTOR. DANCER. Choreographer. MOVEMENT CONSULTANT. AEA, SAG-AFTRA
2020 was intended to be a year of big changes for me. Well here we are. We are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing us all to shift things dramatically as performing artists. I was lucky to have had the chance to work with Stella Adler/NYU 3rd year students on a fantastic movement project in the early spring. The theme was "Lost and Found", directed by me and devised by me and the students. A great collaboration! Right before schools and universities closed down, we managed to squeeze in two performances. It was a lot of hard work, but well worth it. I continue to teach Acting for Dancers on line at NYU/Tisch until mid-May.
I am very impressed with the innovative and creative solutions that theater and dance artists are coming up with to keep theater making, dancing and acting going. Personally, I am going to take this pause in building my performing career and focus on my family, our health and our home. When the opportunity allows, I will be refocusing on auditioning and continuing to develop my teaching, directing and movement consulting. There is no way that this crisis isn't going to change us as performing artists.
Overview of 2018 and 2019... Last spring around this time I performed with NAATCO in Gordon Dahlquist's premiere of VEIL WIDOW CONSPIRACY at NYTW Next Door this past June. Directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar. Cast members included Dave Shih, James Seol, Bruce McKenzie, Karoline Xu, Edward Chin-Lyn and Aaron Yu. Now I am back to teaching acting at NYU/Tisch's Dance Department and doing some movement directing for Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
In May 2019 I performed in Ma-Yi Theater's production of FRUITING BODIES. Written by Sam Chanse, directed by Shelley Butler. I loved working with Shelley, Emma Kikue, Jefferey Omura, and Thom Sesma. Some nice reviews here!
In January 2019 I was in Two River Theater's production of NOISES OFF, directed by Sarna Lapine. So thrilled to have worked with a fantastic cast and creative team!
In 2018 I short film I shot that was part of New Fest, New York's LGBT Film Festival. HUDSON is directed by Shae Xu, currently a graduate student at Columbia's film school.