In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. --Jiddu Krishnamurti
In the winter months I am a teacher, curator, dramaturge and scholar. I have been on the full time Faculty of New York University’s presitigous Drama Department since 2003, where I teach theatre and performance studies including classes on gender, Latino performance, and embodiment. I earned my PhD in 2003 from the Department of Performance Studies, and have subsequently published in journals such as Theatre Journal, TDR, Dance Research Journal. I am the former managing editor of Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, and the former editor of the national peer-reviewed journal, Theatre Topics. I have also organized a number of performance events including the 2010 NYC Fornes Festival (featured in the New York Times and the New Yorker) and ATHE’s 25th anniversary conference in Chicago in 2011. Since Fall, 2017, I have been the Director of Theatre Studies in the Department of Drama.
On a more personal note I was lucky to have been present and participate in the burgeoning yoga scene in the late 1990s in NYC which included the founding of OM Yoga with Cyndi Lee, and the building of Anusara yoga with teachers such as Amy Ippoliti, Elena Brower, and Jonathan Fitzgordon. I earned my 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in 1999 at Kripalu, and began teaching in various yoga studios and gyms around the city soon thereafter. I have been a registered yoga teacher for nineteen years with certifications from White Lotus as well as Kripalu. I have also done additional advance trainings and workshops with a plethora of teachers both in NYC and around the country. Some of my favorites included: Ana Forrest, John Friend, Genny Kapuler, Stephen Cope, and Judith Lasater. I have also studied kinesthetic anatomy with Irene Dowd and movement with some of my NYU colleagues. Through my twenty years of learning, I have sought to blend an eclectic, non dogmatic and compassionate style that encourages exploration of the physical and mental self. Since 2010 I have taken on my most challenging and rewarding role--as a mom to my son Beckett.