Ever since I started dancing at the age of two, I have had a love for the art form. Beginning with ballet and tap, I have trained in all forms of dance such as jazz, modern, hip hop, and acrobatics. My personal favorite being tap, I have consistently trained nearly twenty years in the style.
Along with film, dance has always been a consistent support system for me. With my mutual passion for film, incorporating the two just feels natural. What a dancer can express with a simple movement amazes me and capturing that on camera is mesmerizing.
As my outlet to express myself when I was younger, dance will always hold a special place in my heart. Dance is my safe space and I don’t know what my life would be like with it. This page highlights the infusion of my two passions; film and dance. Together, they create something beautiful.
Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)
‘Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)' by Bastille was inspired by the ex-convict, Perry Smith. He was convicted and executed in 1959 for the murder of the Clutter family in Kansas. Complimentary to Perry Smith’s case, the song muses on capital punishment, where a prisoner is executed in punishment for their crimes. Inspired by the lyrics of ‘Four Walls’, dancer Trevor Sones and I created a piece that deals with accepting one’s fate and facing the repercussions of your own actions.
TRNDSTTR (Lucian Remix) Dance
Lexi Vdanov dances to the electronic remix of TRNDSTTR in a combination of modern and hip hop.
Point Park Dance Promotional Video
For the world renowned Dance Department at Point Park University, I created promotional content to advertise the prestigious program.
Dancing in the Windowsill
A spontaneous collaboration between two friends sparked this improvised dance to “This is Gospel” by Panic! at the Disco.
A visualize representation of the inner struggle of someone’s mind.
Under the direction of Dustin Wolf, Twisted is an exploration of a man’s demonic nature.
Tap is my favorite style of dancer, therefore, I wanted to create a movie that highlighted the art form in a fun and exciting way.