Arts administrator, performer and leader interested in transformative justice strategies
Born in 1999, I grew up in San Jose, CA in the East Side San Jose School District with my Dad, George Anthony Goes, my mom, Olivia Bautista Goes, and my sibling, Six, in a biracial household. I am of Filipina and Caucasian decent + I am the daughter of an immigrant. With a natural tendency to be loud, my artistic gatherings began in 2008. My Nana and Papa introduced studying voice with the Brigitte Doss-Johnson, dance with Marie Stinnett, and performing at Children's Musical Theatre San Jose.
My artistic gatherings soon became artistic wanderings as I pursued a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (New Studio on Broadway). There I learned the power of colorblindness. I learned the power of a racialized body. I woke up from my lethargic state of mind and began my journey to understand grace, humility, and self healing.
It took me all of college to legitimize self healing. It started with finally embracing my Filipina-ness and my South East Asian-ness. Then it transitioned to being in a constant, internal battle of wanting to fight every institution I was a part of. Recognizing the privilege it is to be able to fight at all, I grew toxically independent and rejected most teachings. I wanted to jump into the dismantling of these oppressive systems, but how could I when I have been perpetuating these systems by whole life. There was a lack of alignment between what I was breathing and what I was dreaming.
I currently live in New York City with my husband and life partner, Minh Đỗ. I am a singer, dancer and performer. Also a filmmaker? We have made a couple short films under Minh's production company, Bai-Ka, including the international award-winning, Lời Ru, and a creative, visual, dance poem, What That Means to Me. I dance with Kinding Sindaw, asserting and preserving indigenous Filipino traditions. I also work with The CRAFT Institute and The International Black Theatre Summit to uplift pathways for global majority artists.
I look forward to fueling the possibilities within storytelling internationally and continuing to be an artist in productive, intersectional, conscious, and system altering ways. I send my love and energy to my Lola with every step I take.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Shanghai Theatre Academy