“Be the change you want to see in the world” -Mahatma Gandhi

In my experience, creating the privilege of being of service in my life is to be witness to the miracle of positive transformation, one of the most powerful and provocative aspects I have encountered. With every act of service and every act of art created, any perceived margin between the two diminishes. I imagine this idea to be begotten by the beliefs that all is one (everything is interdependent) and compassion is the driving force of the universe. Growing up, I had two very strong, innate convictions:

  1. I was born to dance.

  2. Everything has consciousness (or what I then called “feelings”) and was therefore fundamentally like myself.

On this tiny planet in an infinite universe, I cannot think of a better way to live than to be happy and there is nothing I have found to make me happier than to live in harmony and generosity with my planet and my fellow sentient beings. I whole heartedly welcome the marriage of art and service in my life. And sometimes service is a message best portrayed and received through the visceral properties of the performing arts.

Below is a list of a few of the organizations I have artistically collaborated with over the recent years to foster community, consciousness and compassion: