As far back as I can remember I have been performing. My first solo was in a kindergarten pageant. I don’t recall the actual song I sang. I know it was something about a star. My Performance Resume stretches back to the 1980s.
A focus on dance began around twelve. My grade eight PE teacher went rogue off curriculum doing a week of Creative Movement. They put on a record and gave minimal direction: dance expressing the music for the audience/the teacher and three quarters of the class. I took to it immediately. As did a few others in the class, so much so it was arranged for a small group of us to perform at an assembly, at another school’s variety show and in a mall during their anniversary celebrations.
A few years later there was a dance audition for Oklahoma at my high school. I was the only guy that showed up. I got the dance lead – Dream Curly. The choreographer invited me to their ballet class. Then the owner of the dance school invited me into their jazz class. By seventeen I was studying dance at a post secondary level and by eighteen working in musical theatre, film and tv.
Somewhere in my late twenties I gravitated towards modern dance and then Butoh. Eventually I connected with creative partner Thomas Anfield and we formed our own company,
Over the years there have been so many exciting and enriching experiences and people. I am grateful to have performed in far-off, exotic lands: Japan for 6 months; Poland; Moscow (3 times!), and all over North America; and to have had the pleasure working with a prodigious amount of shamelessly talented and amazing people, many of whom remain in touch to this day.