When Tonia cast me as a leading lady in her sexual driven movement piece as a freshman in college I was excited yet nervous. I had only ever been children’s musicals. Tonia introduced myself and the cast to the idea of intimacy on stage immediately. Because of this, our cast became closer than just cast mates. We trusted each other with our lives on stage. I left the experience with an incredible ensemble and complete confidence in myself, my body & sharing my movements with my castmates and audience. Even my professors said I came into the experience as a girl and left as a woman. I believe that they were correct in their observations. Ever since then, I’ve been utterly enthralled with theatre and movement. I would literally jump at the opportunity to work with Tonia on any project over and over again.