I write, sing, compose, and make interdisciplinary performance work that integrates sound, text, and movement. My creative interests are rooted in music of the African Diaspora, improvisation, liberation aesthetics, and the development and maintenance of spiritual technologies. My artistic work centers around the role of sound – and the unamplified human voice, in particular – in transforming our environment, our selves, and each other. I have received support from Alternate ROOTS, MAP Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, and We Shall Overcome Fund, among others.
Alongside my artistic work, I partner with artists, organizations, and grantmaking institutions to help them move in deeper alignment with their values, goals, and principles. Before self-employment and for nearly a decade, I worked in the field of philanthropy, including program officer posts at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Performing Arts Program of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as a stint as a senior research analyst at the Center for Effective Philanthropy.
I make my home in New Orleans, bake a mean red velvet cake, and can throw down on some biscuits.