Wednesday, April 27, 2022

"Write Your Name"

📝 Happy National Tell A Story Day. ☀️

Here’s the intro to “Write Your Name”…

a poem I wrote for my wonderful high school students, back in 2017. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Cherish at GDP's "HOME"


I’ll be performing a solo rendition of ‘s new piece, “Higher Ground.”

You can catch its premier alongside a whole bunch of other lovely performances, including dances by @gwinnettdanceproject and @bluebirduncaged …

Tickets are pay-what-you-can and 10% of donations goes toward Ukraine relief.

Eventbrite Ticket Link

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Hollow Bones

So happy to support this lovely artist and her dancers.

"Hollow Bones" by Nadya Zeitlin and Bautanzt Here, part of the Art on the Atlanta Beltline exhibit

Here's a little poem/thought flow that I wrote yesterday, after seeing their work...


Functional Bones

The idea of a shell
of a mold, an encasing
an expectation...
Who are you with it ?
Who are you without it ?
How are you united with others ?
And how are you separate ?
How do you move in your own story ?
How do you change roles and witness
or participate in other stories ?
How do you witness your own ?
What does it mean to be seen ?
To be protected ?
To be exposed ?
How are you connected to your surroundings ?
What do you see as a burden ?
As a success ?
Who is watching you ?
And how do you take responsibility in your response... ?
What have you abandoned ?
And who have you become ?
What rests inside your own bones ?


Thursday, April 21, 2022


"Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome." ~Brené Brown

Here is a moment from "Joyful," performed by Cherish Dance

Captured by Cody J. Jacques

From our Peace Day Celebration 2021, raising awareness and support for Peace One Day.

Monday, April 4, 2022

"in the rose-pink clouds"

A poem I wrote for my grandmother, who passed away in 2015. She is remembered and missed everyday.

"in the rose-pink clouds"

"...tell me how this life will form
the next life
and tell me how they never end..."


Friday, April 1, 2022

April Art Prompt

April showers bring May flowers, but what's stopping you form growing now ??

Often, if we can identify the things that aren't working well for us, it's so much easier to remember the things that help us flourish.

Ah yes, that self-care routine. That workout soundtrack. Oh hey, what's my awesome friend up to, that I haven't talked to in eons.

So this is our April Prompt :

Figure out what helps you grow and capture it through any medium you enjoy--photography, doodle, dance, song, etc.

And don't forget to tag us when you share your #canicolornowmoment. We'd love to hear from you and help fill the world with more art.



Wednesday, March 30, 2022


At Cherish Dance, we often leave time to doodle and chat at the end of rehearsal.

It's a special time when we get to relax, cool down, and share a little bit about what's going on with our week.

It's a simple few minutes, when I've gotten to know my dancers in a way I wouldn't have otherwise.

I'm thankful for their trust and laughter and for the chance to be both silly and serious with them.

(Fun fact: This doodle was started way back in February of 2021. Since the goal isn't really about finishing, but exploring, I'm glad this one took the long way.)

marker on paper, 8 x 10

Original available. $10.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Schoom !

"Schoom !"

Felt so good to paint this and I actually have a few in-process photos for you...

What colors do YOU like to mix together ??

Original available. Paint on canvas, 8 x 10, $25.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

"Walk With Me" Premier

We premiered "Walk With Me" at DanceATL's A.M. Collaborative Final Showing last week !

Words by Shannon Yarbrough, Performed by Josh Souane

Choreography by yours truly, Performed by Cherish Dance : Katelyn Roth, Nancy Glasscock, and I

Special thanks to Loren Catherine for reserving the studio space for us at CORE Dance. 

And thanks to Ruben de Rijcke for his filming expertise.

Who's ready to make something new with the next round of A.M. Collab ??

Saturday, March 19, 2022

3 Doodles

Ahh. The relaxing feeling of doodling.

All three of these are for my friend, Jacquelyn Pritz, whose quotes were so lovely, I couldn't pick just one.

The second print is Tagalog, meaning "kindred spirit, neighbor, or fellow humans."

Hence, the simple ovals looped together.

Hope you're having a very sunny Saturday.

Originals available. $10 each.