r for restoration + reimagination
Rose S. M. is the girl next door. She’s an interpreter with a restorative perspective and imagination. She improvises, moves, translates and arranges.
Born and raised in Montreal (Tio’tia:ke), Rose blossomed from the concrete of Villeray. She’s a flower of the Haitian diaspora. She debuted her career in 2005 as a Hip-Hop dance performer, freestyler and choreographer formerly known as SiKK (short for KlaSiKK). By 2010, Rose was teaching dance classes & workshops for various youth groups, which extended her mind.
In 2012, Rose launched PACESIX: an online space in which she explored her creativity and accessed the people. She occupied a new media space in Montreal with her signature video portrait series.
In-between her projects, Rose offered video-branding services for Montreal’s emerging creative community for nearly 5 years. After a decade of intensive work, a storm came in to clear the way. Starting a new chapter required some well-deserved rest in order to take care of her mental health, which she did unapologetically.
33:Experimental Language is Rose first self-published essay about her self-rediscovery journey. The story is still unfolding and being documented as we speak.