My artistic expression and mission: I use dance to touch people –creating dance that is dynamic, immersed in sensation, and emotionally evocative, yet always served with a side of tender. Through creative exploration, I play to the extremes, using full expansive movement that either devours space and is shaped by an infectious musicality, or mines stark, minimal moments, and movement images – each helping me to develop a unique voice on this artistic path. To this end, HAAN Dances embraces new collaborations and technologies with an inquisitive and soul searching nature. HAAN Dances serves as a vehicle for my creative work as choreographer, using a pick-up company for group pieces and projects. It also serves as a springboard for solo ideas I choreograph for myself, use in multimedia projects, or commission from other artists. An important element of my creative work is also the development and pursuit of community projects, stemming from a genuine interest in the field, our community, art and education. My teaching delves into the unique gifts each of us bring to this field.