Feast.

Hunger is good discipline.
— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Feast or famine is typically how my creative mind works. This summer I have found myself behind my computer screen developing business strategies and five year plans, brainstorming ideas of how to educate the public about modern dance and build audiences, and finding how my professional voice interacts with my creative self. I've felt akin to a bear in hibernation, dreaming of new ideas and concepts, although unlike the bear I did keep a few projects to snack on.

NEW // IN PROCESS  Before The Demolition presented as a work in process on 7/14 to be premiered 9/21 at the Museum of Fine Arts in St Petersburg, Fl as apart of their Uncharted Series. Collaborating artists Cassia Kite (Soundstitching) and Elizabeth A. Baker (New Renaissance Artist) Dancers from Left to Right: Helen Hansen, Kellie Harmon

NEW // IN PROCESS 

Before The Demolition presented as a work in process on 7/14 to be premiered 9/21 at the Museum of Fine Arts in St Petersburg, Fl as apart of their Uncharted Series. Collaborating artists Cassia Kite (Soundstitching) and Elizabeth A. Baker (New Renaissance Artist)

Dancers from Left to Right: Helen Hansen, Kellie Harmon

This week Elizabeth A. Baker and I sat down to begin working on a new score for a solo work to be premiered in September and screened in October, I begin working in the studio with Helen Hansen French to revisit Before the Demolition premiere in September, and next week I start rehearsals with RogueDance creating two new works; one for Our Trail: A Traveling Dance Tour of the Pinellas County Trail premiering this fall and the other for Beacon Performance Series at the Palladium premiering in January 2018. 

September in a gown.

September in a gown.

I typically don't juggle choreographing and performing in a great multitude of new works at the same time, but it is an exciting challenge for which I have been craving. The opportunity to work with wonderfully talented collaborators has provided me with endless amounts of inspiration.

October in sequins.

October in sequins.

The idea of an artistic feast can seem like a daunting mountain of decadence, but when you are a grizzly bear emerging from a darkened cave after hibernation in to the warm glow of the Spring time sun, you're utterly ravenous and ready to devour everything in sight. 

Kellie Harmon

Kellie Harmon is a powerhouse of athleticism paired with the artistic sensibility for nuanced isolations. Her choreography has a unique ability to bring the audience on an emotional, educational and spiritual journey that causes them to question the boundaries of expression through the body. Kellie has choreographed and taught master classes for Santa Fe College, St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus. Kellie’s experiences outside of Florida have inspired her to bring her signature voice to the local modern dance community by founding Rogue Dance. Beyond her own company, Kellie is also a founding member of the St. Petersburg Dance Alliance and seeks to curate professional dance in the Southeast. Kellie has studied in Paris and holds a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of South Florida. She has performed works from Jacqulyn Buglisi, Doug Varone, Marina Mascarell Martinez, Paul Selwyn Norton, Rosie Herrera, Stephanie Batten-Bland and Doug Gillespie.