Artist Statement As a performing artist I want my work to represent the issues that we face in the world. My work is relevant to present issues and addresses themes that relate to human nature and existence. I want to tackle these issues through dance because movement expresses feelings that my words cannot express. I want to challenge my audience to think about conflicts in multiple ways and to find meaning in their lives. I want my audience to be observant members of society and to step out of their day-to-day lives in order to see the world around them. Performing arts is a medium for reporting news outside of news media that relates to present topics on a more emotional and spiritual level.