I am a 27 year old woman from Portland, OR. I am currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil where I am working to finish a documentary about a group of young street dancers and their evolution as as community since 2005. I am also here to connect with my Brazilian sister Val and her family who became my second family when I lived here from 05' to 06' and again in 07'. Val is an incredible artist and when I come to Rio I am able to co-create ideas with her in relation to her launching her own business one day. I am so excited about the amazing bridges World Pulse and Pulse Wire builds between the global community of women. During the time I've spent living in Rio de Janeiro I've worked a lot within communities of women living inside the difficult favela system. They are artists, storytellers, dancers and members of a community that struggles daily with social exclusion and economic hardship. I have a passion for telling stories. I am a dancer and choreographer and I am primarily fascinated by the rising power of Hip Hop as an art form and by the history and prevalence of global folkloric dance traditions. I would love to connect with anyone who shares these interests or doesn't and simply wants to form an alliance. I can't wait to meet you! Dance, Travel, Music, Documentary making, foreign languages Patience among other things Dance- though I am always learning, Portuguese- would love to stay in practice, favela infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro.
My Vision for the Future
To create opportunities for international exchange relating to dance and educational opportunities that encourage cross cultural awareness.