The Edge of Balance

The Edge of Balance captures a moment when the natural world becomes imbalanced. This film depicts a girl empowered to fix her teetering world. In a race against time she is able to create homeostasis, the balance in nature. This work was created in Spring 2016 filmed at Lafayette Heritage Trail Park in Tallahassee, Florida.

I wanted to explore creative tools of perspective and vantage points, particularly canted angles. I developed a plot for a soloist to interact with nature in an innovative way to make it appear as if the natural world was tilting and she was the only being who had the ability to fix it. This film is a metaphor for the power of the determined woman and the control she possesses in the balance in her own life.

 

When the Time is Right

Reflecting nature, we witness profound life-change through a personal metamorphosis. When the Time is Right captures the transformational moment of an individual breaking free from the years of her past culminating into something beautiful and passionate. This film was created in the School of Dance tech lab at Florida State University in the summer of 2015.

As I completed my first year of graduate school, I felt like I had gone through a personal metamorphosis finally feeling recognized and appreciated for my artistic contributions and voice. Because of my love of nature, I felt a personal connection to the transformation of a butterfly.  The years of training, performing, and teaching dance all contributed to nurturing my growth and development as a dancer, choreographer, and artist. This film captures how I felt emerging from my personal chrysalis.