I began dancing at the age of three and fell in love with the performance and athleticism of dance. As a young dancer, I competitively danced for 15 years where I trained in several styles and received many top awards at the regional and national level as a soloist and team member of Big City Dance Center under the direction of Lisa Fruchey.
Here, I worked with top choreographers such as Heather Southwell, Marinda Davis, Ade Obayomi, Tokyo, Mollee Gray, and Kacy Combs. I also received training from Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Giordano Dance Chicago, Columbus BalletMet, Broadway Dance Center NYC, and the Radio City Rockettes.
As a dance student at Point Park, I received intense training in ballet, jazz, and modern dance, learning from experience where I built a solid technical foundation for dance and artistry.
While at Point Park, I was a member of the Conservatory of Performing Arts and performed in the newly renovated Pittsburgh Playhouse. I had the honor of performing pieces by Mark Burrell, Kiesha Lalama, Jason McDole, Kiki Lucas, Joshua Manculich and many others.
I currently serve as a dance adjudicator for Believe National Talent Competition, Nexstar National Talent Competition, and ID Dance Competition.
Dance provides a foundation for life skills that extends beyond the scope learned within the dance studio. Hard work, teamwork, confidence, persistence, communication and commitment are just some of the life skills learned from dance.
My goal is to inspire a love for dance in a safe, fun and professional learning environment for my students and to help foster athletically and mentally strong dancers for those who wish to take dance to the next level.
I am honored to be given the opportunity to teach dance to the youth of our community and am mindful of my role in being a positive role model for my students, hoping to play even just a small part in their dance education as well as their overall journey of life. I'm so excited to dance with all of you!