R A V E N N A S Ó L E Y
I am an artist, creative alchemist, witch, priestess, and performer. I believe that art and ritual is the bridge through which the stars fall to the earth and reform destiny. I work to be a sovereign conduit through which our ancestors, descendants, and beloved allies may come and dance with us to reshape and reclaim all of our divine wild parts for ourselves and Mother Earth.
I began my journey as a performer, and it was a myriad of experiences ranging from classical study at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia, to discovering my artistic spiritual anarchist in Marina Abramovic performances, to the power of numerology in the structural verses of Shakespeare, that lead me to wonder about the roots of performance, longing to understand the intrinsic relationship I saw between art and healing.
This journey led me to study sorcery, herbalism, alchemy, sacred leadership, lamentation, and the Reclaiming Tradition of magic, where I found a home community, where I priestess and teach.
I am also a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, holding a BFA in Acting, and I am the founder of award winning international artist collective Source Material, and am a teacher in training at Shakespeare & Company.
As proudly as I claim the identity Artist, I claim Witch as a way to stand with the lineage of changers whom were marginalised for doing the powerful healing work this world so desperately needs and craves.