Wednesday, May 4, 2022

"Higher Ground" at Decatur Arts Festival

I'll be representing Cherish Dance this weekend at Decatur Arts Festival !

Brought together by Beacon Dance, this two-day showcase includes entertaining and thought-provoking dances in various styles, including our modern dance, "Higher Ground," on Sunday !

Come take a stroll, enjoy the artwork, and catch a show while you're there.

May 8th, 4:00 PM

231 Sycamore Street, Free event !

Sunday, May 1, 2022

"Higher Ground" at GDP Show

"The strength that you need / has been with you all along. This is simply the moment / to prove it."

~from "Soar," a poem by yours truly

"Higher Ground" begins with this poem and the dance further elaborates the story of how connection, forgiveness, and trust can bring a new perspective into one's life.

I performed a solo rendition of this piece at Gwinnett Dance Project's showcase, "Home." Thankful for the opportunity to represent Cherish Dance and for all the other artists who made the night so special !


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.