In 2009, I established Bullettrun, a multimedia, collaborative parkour company. As its' artistic director, I produce, direct and choreograph parkour shows and videos. I am currently expanding Bullettrun's programing in collaboration with Emmanuel García (Bullettrun's Community Outreach Coordinator/Consulting Psychologist), St. John's University, PSA-1 Explorer's Club, NYC Partnership for Parks and Citizens Committee.
Bullettrun offers a comprehensive, community-based creative movement/parkour program: presenting parkour performances/demonstrations, meets (otherwise known as jams), competitions and classes for elementary aged children to adults. Bullettrun believes that the discipline of parkour is not just a form of self expression; it is a means to build self esteem and encourage young men and women to become leaders in communities lacking social, educational and economic resources.
Bullettrun has performed and videos, photographs of the company have been presented at many diverse places such as La MaMa Theater, NY City Center, McCarren Park, Lincoln Center: Roy Furman Gallery and Bushwick Open Studios. We have also appeared on Spike TV, auditioned for Americas Got Talent, Jay Gems music video and performed as a Flash Mob on behalf of EMI Records. Most recently, the clothing line, Rag & Bone, cast 5 of our members to star in their Spring 2016 national multimedia ad campaign. Members of Bullettrun have taught in NY public and private schools, parks and gyms and are certified instructors.
As the son of a Broadway actor/singer (father) and multimedia artist (mother), art has always been central to my life. Beyond expression and creativity, I have always been fascinated by the power of art as a medium for coping with the inevitable challenges and heartaches we all face in life. This interest has pushed me to test and push the boundaries of artistic expression beyond the limits of social construction and expectation — and utilize art as a powerful tool of inclusion and social reform.
As Psychology Consultant of Bullettrun, I am interested in better understanding the potential biological, psychological, and social benefits of parkour as an art form and culture. To me, parkour is much more than an "extreme sport," and there is a lot to be discovered. Also, I have always wanted to learn to do a backflip.