kind words from colleagues and clients
"I have worked with Tori over the last 4 years on varying projects within the SLC dance community (both through independent projects and University of Utah work). I have witnessed Tori's immense capacity to hold detail, care, precision, and nuance in her artistry. I trust her unreservedly and will continue to work with her on all of my upcoming projects. She is honest and rigorous, yet easeful in the way she works. Tori primes the space with her complete attention, exhaling into the moment of action-witnessing. This way of working allows for the whole body to be available, vulnerable without pretense, and BIG. Tori models collaboration, clear and direct communication, and persistence."
- Molly Heller, Dance Artist & Teacher, Utah
"In all honesty, over the last few years I have been focusing more on making work for others via film and dance performance than I have been interested in being in front of the viewer and/or camera. As a dance artist and performer, I have had many experiences with photographers where I felt frozen, projected onto and out of my body. Working with Tori gave me the chance to connect to my body again in front of a camera. She was generous, patient, collaborative and allowed room for me to be myself. When Tori released the photographs to me, I could not help but tear up because for the first time I was able to see myself and not some face and body that was only a portion of some other person’s vision. Tori has the ability to capture life and energy in a single frame of existence. I look forward to the next time where we get to collaborate together."
- Elise Jumes, Dance Artist, Utah