For a long time the only way you could catch Ri was in constant motion. She leaped across artistic, academic, and technological disciplines as a dancer, freelance videographer, gender studies nerd, arts administrator, and social justice advocate. In 2021 Ri received her M.F.A. in Dance & Interdisciplinary Digital Media & Performance (Arizona State University), where she taught courses on Intro to Dance, Modern Dance I, Yoga, and numerous dance and technology workshops. Ri continued her 200 HR YTT education through the Resonance Yoga Mentorship Program with Jacoby Ballard. Ri is an Arizona State University Gammage Teaching Artist trained in the Kennedy Center Arts Integration method and enjoys leading age-specific and intergenerational opportunities for creativity, movement, play, and digital literacy in community and educational spaces. Ri specializes in virtual and live embodied social somatic experiences across movement genres and building immersive physical spaces that support imagination and wellness. When Ri isn't playing with technology or embracing the sacred pause of yoga, Ri can be found practicing Tap, House, Contemporary, and Contact Improv. Ri enjoys facilitating classes that are adapted to meet the needs of the students in the space, and seeks to support students in deepening their ability to listen and trust their own bodies. Ri strives to develop classes that are accessible, trauma-informed, body-positive, culturally-aware, and rooted in the connection between breath, body, and mind. In January 2022 Ri opened Dances With Tech LLC, a creative technology consulting company for performers that includes videography and technological support. Ri is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance & Media at Arizona State University in the School of Music, Dance, & Theater.

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