STATEMENT OF SELF

I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a student, a teacher, a yogi, and occasionally I like to sing and imagine myself as being the next Beyoncé. I believe in spirituality and meditation and I hope I’m not the only one, but I do still believe that dreams can become reality. I am also an artist and choreographer whose interest lies in exploring the physical, emotional, spiritual, and sociopolitical worlds that I occupy. In choosing this path as an artist, especially coming from a small town from the Nord Department of Haiti, I have had to follow a path of resilience to carve out artistic visions that will impact audiences through not only action and inspiration, but also, through better understandings of the societies they inhabit and a heightened awareness of their interpersonal relationships. Being uprooted from my native country and having to assimilate into another has been no easy feat. One of my struggles has been finding my own identity. During my earlier years, I did not know whether or not to identity as a Haitian, a Haitian American an African American, or simply, an American. Along the way, I have discovered ways of merging my understanding of the multiple identities I inhabit through the integration of the various movement languages that are present between the worlds that I navigate through and encompass.