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2013 - 16         
Studio Intensive Program, National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York

2007 - 10         
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Pacific Studies, University of Auckland,  New Zealand


Disability Dance Artistry Residency, Dance/NYC, NY
The Laundromat Project and Denniston Hill’s Artist in Residence

Performance Art Seminar with Xaviera Simmons, Denniston Hill, NY
Create Change Fellow, Laundromat Project, New York, NY
Artist in Residence, Ana Pekapeka Studio, Corbans Art Estate, Auckland, NZ

Performance Project, University Settlement, New York, NY  

Vermont Studio Center, Residency, Johnson, VT
Immigrant Artists Program: Social Practice, New York Foundation for the Arts, NY


Artist Programs

DANT Bootcamp, NYC


Lead artist, World Culture Festival: Our Future, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Member of Dance Immigrant Artist Taskforce, Dance/NYC, NY
The Impact of Listening and Being Heard: Oral History, Archives, & Advocacy Workshop, Center for Humanities CUNY & Laundromat Project, NY

Indigeneity in the Met, Lab, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Teaching Artist Development Lab, Lincoln Center Education, NY
Lead artist, Art and Lifewear event, Uniqlo, Soho Studios, NY


Excavātion: an archival process, Gibney, NY
Excavātion (excerpt), Bruno Walters Auditorium, NYPL for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, NY

Excation, Denniston Hill Open House, Woodbridge, NY
Sunshower, Yuko Uchida, Ideal Glass Studio, New York, NY

Performer, OnDisplay Installation, Auckland, NZ
Opening>Speed, University Settlement, New York, NY
A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
Boogie on the Boulevard, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Tell me the parts of myself that I might not yet be able to name, AIR Open Studio Sessions, BAX, Brooklyn, NY
Gender/Power Composition IV, JACK, Brooklyn, NY                        
Indigenous Dance Forum, Artist Activator, Dixon Place, New York, NY
Armory Parade, Performer for Artist Yuko Uchida, New York, NY            

97- 2000          
Touch Compass Dance Trust, founding member and company dancer, NZ

Solo Exhibitions

Reasoning on Paper: The Myth Of Herself, ORA Gallery, New York, NY
In Conversation with Line, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY 


Group Exhibitions

Mana Moana, Mana Wāhine, Raven Row Gallery, London, UK
Talk Back, Flux Factory, Queens, NY curated by Lexy Ho Tai and Moira Williams

Rendering Likeness
, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Trash Capsules,
New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY      
Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Ka Ora, ORA Gallery, New York, NY

Urban Indigenous X,
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Sweet Spot, Treat Gallery, New York, NY
ORA Wahine, Children Museum of the Arts, Art Fair, New York, NY        
Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Fridge Art Fair, Angel Orensanz Center, New York, NY
Black and White Perspectives: Works on Paper, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY

Meadow Walk Art Fair, Oakcliff, Long Island, NY
Hui: The Gathering, ORA Gallery, New York, NY
FACE IT: The Face in Contemporary Art, Onsite:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
WHO? Palisades, Brooklyn, NY
Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, Manhattan, NY
The Seashore Annual Spring Art Show, Oakcliff Sailing, Long Island, NY
Experiments in Self-Portraiture, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, Manhattan NY


“A Traveling Practice.” Sovereign Movements: Native Dance and Performance Transiting Territories, “Ed.” Rosy Simas & Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, New York, Movement Research Performance Journal, (upcoming)

“Leaking.” Occupying Va: Transformations, “Ed.” Henry Wei Leung, Issue 86, Hawaii, Hawai’i Review, Spring 2017

8 April 2016.” #NoDAPL #StillHere: Native and Anti-Colonial Craft Against Dispossession, “Ed.” Sarah Clark, Apogee Journal, online
“The Body Remembers, Tua- Back.” Body of Evidence, “Ed.” Karolyn Gehrig, Issue 8, Non-Fiction, The James Franco Review,

Curatorial Projects

2019                 Curator for the Artists of Color Council Movement Research at Judson Church Spring season
Immigration and Disability: Examining the Nexus of Movement Making, New York Public Library of Performing Arts & Dance/NYC


2019                 Access Check: Mapping Accessibility 2.0, The 8th Floor, Rubin Foundation, NY
Organizing and Managing Your Practice, NYFA Immigrant Arts, Newark, NJ
Disability Arts, Artistry and Aesthetics: Ideas in Practice, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2018                 Closing Keynote: Immigrants. Dance. Arts. — Stories from the Field, Dance NYC Conference, NY
Immigrant and Foreign-Born Artists in the NYC Dance Workforce, Dance/NYC Symposium, NY
Expanding Perspectives: Immigrant Artists panel, Dance/USA Conference, CA

Relevant Work Experience

2018- present   Assistant Director, Culture Push, NY
2016- 17           Gallery Manager, ORA Gallery, NY
2013                 Communication Expert and Design Support, Be. Institute, NZ

Scholarships/ Awards
2014 - 16          National Academy School Scholarship, NY
2013 - 16          Future New Zealand Charitable Trust Scholarship, NZ
2007 - 10          University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Top Maori and Pacific Scholars, NZ
2006                 ASB Bursary Scholarship Award, NZ