belly dance, lyra, pole
Emerald Forest came to be in a green barn in the middle of the forests of Oregon. I became captivated by fusion belly dance and spent five solid years beginning in 2015 learning this form and how to move in both
isolated and fluid expressions. I have been lucky to be surrounded by some of the worlds most influential teachers—Rachel Brice, Tiare Tashnick, and Zoe Jakes and I continue to practice and to study with them
to this day. The dance vocabulary that we learn and utilize makes it possible for us to dance together in improvisation as well as in choreography.
I have completed Rachel Brice’s Eight Elements certification level one and two, and practice with her now virtually through her Datura platform. I am also a practicing member of Tiare Tashnick’s Animara Dance School that celebrates Elemental, ritual Dance and Movement Magic together as a dance community.
Finally, I fell in love with Lyra through Momentum Aerial in Flagstaff and love fusing these two movement forms as well. I look forward to sharing my own artistic, dance and conditioning development and training practices through my fledgling platform Emerald Forest Cirque and, here with the incredible artists of Hydrangea Sky. For me dance has become way more than a goal or career, but indeed has become my way of life, and I am deeply nourished and inspired by this ancient yet always evolving dance form and the dancers who surround me.
You can connect with me @emeraldforestcirque on Instagram