I grew up a child of free-love in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury, steeped in counterculture and the arts. I trained in NYC at the Experimental Theater Wing of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts under post-modern directors/choreographers like Annie-B Parson and Michael Counts. Then worked in the warehouses of DUMBO (Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Over Pass) before it had Wine Bars, starring in and co-creating larger-than-life interactive dance-theater-film experiences.
When I moved to L.A. in 2003 I was hunting for a commercial outlet for my experimental creative antics. Naturally, I started as an assistant to director Dennis Dugan on Adam Sandler movies. It wasn't long before I pivoted to working with choreographers: Rich + Tone ( J. Lo, Madonna) and Tony Basil. In 2008 I founded a dance company focused on transforming pools around L.A. into installation performance spaces. Aqualillies, has since become the world’s biggest water ballet company collaborating with Justin Bieber, Missy Elliott, Glee on FOX, Jack Garrett, Ariana Grande, among others. And pushing my work more and more on screen.
My love affair with mixed media continued as I worked with the Coen Brothers to create the epic water ballet scene starring Scarlett Johansson for their feature film Hail, Caesar! The experience whet my appetite for directing film and VR and I've spent the last few years working on shorts, including In The Ring (Cannes Short Film Corner) and Cake.