am i an artist or am i a coach?

"Am I an artist or am I a coach?" This is a question I ponder myself and often hear from other artist/coaches, artist/teachers, artist/healers who I know and work with. (Fill in “artist” with your choice of: dancer, singer, actor, painter, writer, etc etc.) Years ago I kept the two very separate. There was my persona as a women’s health coach ...

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2017 in dances + events for YOU in 2018!

On December 31st, I posted a dance video compilation to Instagram and Facebook, stringing together highlights from all the dances that were done over the past year. After what felt like an extremely tough year personally and globally, I was surprised to see just how many moments of joy and connection were had ...

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the daily practice that's saving me.

Have you listened lately? To the universe around you. To the universe within you. To the inner space that is made up of the same stuff as outer space. If you’re like me, it’s probably real easy not to. The alarm goes off and BOOM: the “what do I have to DO today?” question pops up, the notifications on your phone blink at you, and you’re off to the race ...

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the first solo i performed as an adult.

The year was 2010. I had signed up to perform in an uncurated variety show in Brooklyn that gave everyone 5 minutes on stage to do their thing. I was kicking myself for signing up. What was I thinking? I had only just gotten back into lightly dancing, I hadn’t been on stage in YEARS, and wasn’t I busy enough? ...

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poppin in with a poem.

One of the things I believe, deep in my body and soul, is that the process of creating art - whether it be dancing or painting or writing poems or whatever floats your boat - is deeply healing. It gives us a sense of being able to take what we’ve been given in life and make something new out of it. It gives us our power back ...

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can we really "make things happen"?

Here's what I think is a more accurate version of this quote. (although it’s probably too long to fit into an Instagram square). She spent a long time making things happen, to the point of exhaustion until she woke up one day and felt like NOT trying to make it happen, so she didn't, and she realized that it felt uncomfortable at first ...

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does this random performance even matter?

Two years ago I was hired to get random people at the mall to dance with me. It was truly my happy place: me in my DANCE WITH ME shirt with my Madonna-style hands-free mic and a wide open floor before me. I cracked jokes with strangers passing by. I got a group of finance guys to make a dance video with their umbrellas, to “Umbrella” ...

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the mess continues.

I woke up feeling like shit. My period was due any day and the amount of hormones surging through my system could have powered a Hummer limousine. Instead, it felt like the Hummer limousine had run over me. There were all of these things I needed to do. Errands to run. Deadlines to meet. A sick mother to attend to. Bills to sort through ...

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when life feels really hard.

Life has felt really f#*king shitty lately, globally and personally. The truth is, I didn't want to get out of bed this morning. (first world problems, I know.) I haven't danced in a couple of weeks. And it's really hard to jump back in. (You know when you KNOW that something will make you feel better, yet you still don't want to do it? Yeah, that.) ...

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on creating through the mess.

Inspired by the musical, RENT... As a 12-year-old girl I wrote in bubble letters on my bedroom wall: Forget regrets, life is yours to mess. That’s how I interpreted the line in the song “No Day But Today,” much later realizing, it’s actually: Forget regrets -- or life is yours to miss. (Call me Messy Jessie… I’ve always been a bit all over the place.) ...

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