Me In A Nutshell


I was born and raised in Siena, Italy, surrounded by beauty and complexities. The complexity of beauty is still at the heart of my work and life’s journey. Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder; it’s in the heart. I have followed my heart across continents, searching answers about the meaning of life in VIP clubs, slums, fishermen villages, and matriarchal healing circles. Early in my life I knew that I wanted to travel, learn and communicate across differences. This is still a truth for me.

I moved to New York City in 1998, to earn a Master and Ph.D. from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. I studied with Fred Moten, Barbara Browning, Allen Weiss, Richarch Schechner, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Ione, Denise Stoklos, and Augusto Boal.

In 2004, I was ordained as a Minister of The Ministry of MaĆ„t, an international spiritual and educational organization nurturing the ideal of a harmonious and balanced world community through the support of women and men’s spiritual and physical well-being.

In 2009, I moved to India, to train as a yoga teacher in the tradition of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri at the Center for Yoga Education and Research. This experience completely changed my life. I am now incorporating yoga-based practices in everything I do. 

I currently live in Chicago, where I work as a performer, a professor in The Theatre School at DePaul University, and a spiritual guide around the world.