The Movement Creative is a small but passionate social enterprise dedicated to bettering the world through movement. Each member of our family is a leader in their own right, bringing their unique movement voice and a vision for a better city. Together, our family is full of caring teachers and reflective practitioners, thoughtful designers and creative builders. We are photographers, travelers, warriors, and partners, and above all, we love what we do.
Director of Media
Photographer & Videographer
With 9 years of experience training parkour and 8 years of shooting videos and photos of movers all over the country, I consider myself both a full-time creative and an athlete. My history with parkour gives me a unique insight into the community and colors my work in an important way. My ultimate goal is to share the stories of my friends and fellow athletes by capturing the emotional and personal elements of the discipline. By stripping away the sensationalism, I hope to make parkour more approachable and accessible to anyone.
Parkour quickly became the center of my life when first learning about it almost 12 years ago. I quickly began investing most of my time and energy into progressing and learning anything i could find about the discipline. My training and the amazing community had an extremely positive impact on my growth and development as a young teen. Hoping to share and provide a similar experience to others, i currently run a program in Brooklyn Heights that teaches kids Parkour, Climbing, and Skateboarding. Along with my own self practice i also enjoy using my skills in performances and participating in competitions.
Instructor & Researcher
When I started parkour in 2009, I used it to push the limits of what I could do with an otherwise oppressive suburban environment. Parkour could transform any mundane architectural feature into meaningful exploration and growth. Today, I strive to teach a 'parkour vision' that allows us to exploit opportunities for play in unexpected places, and to do much with little.
I began training parkour at a young age. The community embraced me despite my youth and has been a large influence in my life since. I aim to be be a thoughtful mover and to teach others to be conscious of their movement no matter what form. I am a teacher as much as I am a student. I aspire to get people moving in ways they enjoy.
I came to parkour in September 2015 from a background in yoga and theatrical movement. An online search for a ‘jungle gym for grown-ups’ brought me to The Movement Creative, a joyful community that supports and inspires my passion for play, thoughtful movement and creative collaboration. I love to infuse my yoga practice with parkour (and vice versa) while seeking new ways to explore my environment. I’ve worked in event management for several years, and assist The Movement Creative with event creation and facilitation. I can also be found in TMC classes and community sessions, learning and playing.
At a young age I learned how movement was an important part of nourishing my body, mind, and heart. Today I share a blended movement practice, pulling from parkour, climbing, lifting, dance, archery, track, and walking meditation. My practice then strongly informs my work as an architectural designer and artist, and drives my desire to create spaces that invite people to play!
I was lucky to begin parkour practice in San Francisco as a student. In 2014 after moving to New York, I have shared my approach to movement training in school programs as a method of play. I believe that it helps to have a reason to improve motion, strength, and balance, so my personal use for parkour has been a labor towards self defense. I admire ballet and strive towards incorporating its trademark fluidity, softness, and power. Through meeting the cool people in the New York community I became interested in other forms of movement including dance, climbing and skateboarding. When I am not trying to improve my physical capabilities through parkour games or sessions, I can be caught working for farmers.
Community Collaborator & Researcher
I started training parkour in LA in 2007, and while I haven't always been training since, I've always been playing with the world around me. When I first found The Movement Creative in 2013, I found a group of people dedicated to the same conscious joy in exploration and engagement with the physical world that I've always identified with. Since then I've been working to expand the boundaries of my own movement and share the new things I find with our community.
Believing in the power of shared knowledge, Movement Creative frequently invites outside voices to join our team to teach classes, run workshops, interact with the community, and share their unique perspective on Parkour, Play, and the City.
Work With us
We love interesting movement, creative thinkers, and unique vision. Irregardless of whether or not you do Parkour, we want to hear your voice! If you are interested in joining our team, reach out to us here!