My life as a ballet dancer took me across 5 continents, 35 nations, and 100s of cities, performing for queens, at international film festivals, and in collaborations with creative leaders in music, art, fashion and design.

 

While ballet is meant to be seen, not heard, through design I am finding my voice. I am learning that I have agency to catalyze positive change. I believe the only thing harder than dancing, is standing - for something.

 

I stand for comprehensive design. This is the need to evaluate how a product is made, used and disposed of. Comprehensive design includes creating successful business strategies, while promoting positive impacts on the cultural, environmental and social needs of a community.

In a world of rapid technological advancement, my hope is to reconnect people with what it means to be human, with what it means to be alive.

 

I have not quit dancing, I have just changed my shoes.