As a dance artist, I aim to create aesthetically expressive and emotionally effective storytelling that explores the uniquely shared human experience through a inter-relational lens. I want to guide the audience on a journey and allow their biases to fall away as they are influenced by a visceral viewing experience. During the creative process, it is my desire to facilitate a holistic experience, one that includes a history of ideas, commentary, and contributors to the subject matter, integrating that information with the dancers’ experiences, truths and interests. That appreciation of the “what” gives context and meaning to our purpose of dance making and continues the conversation beyond our studio. When we as artists advance our practice, research, and understanding of our dance identity and value, we are then equipped to include an artistic perspective in the dialogue of community engagement, policy and reform, arts advocacy, and others alike.