As a choreographer I focus on the creative process and the exploration of new and unique inspirations for the creation of movement. In 1980 I founded CORE, an organization committed to innovation, collaboration and risk-taking through which we create, perform and present contemporary dance. I have choreographed more than 40 works for CORE, and have commissioned myriad artists to collaboratively create new works with the company. With support from ROOTS I have initiated the Moving Towards Health project in Conway, AR to raise awareness of the arts' ability to engender communication and facilitate change. Through various platforms we will address issues surrounding eating disorders, body image and healthy lifestyles.