I've known that I wanted to dance since the age of two. Dancing is like breathing to me, it completes my soul. I’ve been fortunate to embrace dancing in this way since I began my training at such a young age. My earliest memories are of participating in as many productions and recitals as my teachers and parents would allow!
And I haven’t really stopped since. I feel so lucky and fortunate to have participated in productions that range from the 1996 Olympic Opening Ceremony, to the annual Debbie Reynolds Show, to industrial work that includes Coca-Cola and Clothestime.
I have had the honor of working with top choreographers such as Pat Jackson, Pam Rossi (Solid Gold), Bill Bohl (Paula Abdul) and Mia Michaels of So You Think Your Can Dance. My choreography is influenced by these outstanding mentors, and I strive to add my own creativity to the invaluable inspiration I’ve received.
But when I really think about my favorite moments as a dancer and instructor, it has to be those light-bulb moments. Is there a more wonderful moment when any of us achieve a “got it!” moment? Especially with children – we can see the joy and self-confidence flourish.
Dance and movement is art, a canvas come to life. As dancers we tell a story about ourselves through movement, creativity, inspiration and technique. Dance is who I am, and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share this gift with others.