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Hofstra University (Latin High Honors)

B.F.A in Theatre Arts (performance), 2015

New York Butoh Institute/ Vangeline Theater, 2013-present

Master teachers/guest artists:

Katsura Kan, Diego Pinon, Tetsuro Fukuhara,Yumiko

Yushioka,Daisuke Yoshimoto, Mari Osani

NYC Movement Company (Ido Portal mentorship studio), 2018-present

Actors Movement Studio Summer Intensive (2013):

Viewpoints & Period; Williamson Technique; Rasaboxes; Mask; Period Style; Margolis Method; Voice; Fitzmaurice; Chekov Techniquen; Action Theater; Feldenkrais; Bobby Lewis Technique

Movement Theater Studio Summer Intensive (2014):

Lecoq Master Teacher & Mime; Lecoq & Mime;  Lecoq Mask;  Le Jou & Clown



Ongoing collaboration: Butoh x Body Suspension

Orban Isma/Anchors Aweigh


Queer Butoh (“La Sangre,” solo piece)

Vangeline Theater/Howl Happening

New York Butoh Institute Festival 18 (performer: “Medusa” duet, production assistant)

New York Butoh Institute/Theater for the New City

Butoh Beethoven/Eclipse (production Manager)

Chile International Butoh Festival/Vangeline

Medusa (duet)

Sophie Amieva/Experimental Bitch Productions


Queer Butoh (3 hour durational performance)

Vangeline Theater/Howl Happening

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (production assistant)

Vangeline Theater

Virgin Writes (actor/butoh dancer)

Esperanza Spalding/Pioneer Works


UTA/UTA (butoh dancer)

Uta Bekaia/Odetta Gallery

Butoh Beethoven/Eclipse  Premiere (Production Manager)

Vangeline Theater


Queer Butoh (“Mutant,” solo piece)

Vangeline Theater/Howl Happening

Senryu x Butoh

Chisato Seino/Katsuta Kan,


Ideal Glass Gallery

Night of Fear  (“Onryo”solo piece, self-choreographed)


Hofstra University Theater 2011-2015

Project Character

The Comedy of Errors Antipholus of Syracuse

Richard II Lord Willoughby

Gruesome Playground Injuries Doug

A Lie of the Mind Frankie

A Burial at Thebes The Guard

Waiting for Lefty Tom Clayton

Antony & Cleopatra Seleucus

Polaroid Stories Dionysus

Dead Man’s Cellphone Movement-Dancer

Film_______________________________________________________ Project Character Production Company

John Adams Yellow Fever Victim  (Background) HBO


Troupe: 2011-2015 “Tequila Mockingbird” (Troupe Leader, 2013-2015)

Special Skills______________________________________________________

Passport & Drivers License, Knowledge of comic books; Stage Combat: Unarmed, SAFD Certified; Dialects: Irish, Contemporary British, Highland Southern; Sports: Rock Climbing (10+ years), Tae-Kwan-Do (8 years, 3rd Degree Black Belt), Gymnastics