Utam is a teacher, performance maker, and visual artist who recently relocated to Nashville. She completed her Masters in Performance Studies at NYU/Tisch and has performed with Body Research/Karl Frost, Echo Theater Suitcase and The Doors Project, in addition to producing her own work.
She has been a teaching assistant for contact improvisation classes at Juilliard and Indiana University, and recently taught contact improvisation at Counterpulse, ODC San Francisco, and West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam.
Her creative process has been greatly influenced by contact improvisation, Qigong, and paratheatrical explorations. The content of her work is driven by her fascination with the intersection of the geographic and the psychological, the breaking down, the imaginative and the untold. Currently she is pursuing her curiosities around the cultivation of deeper receptivity, disorientation, the subtle articulations of presence, and agile shifts of sight, state and story in performance.