phrase that inspires you: b • open
Whether it is in class or in life, I believe it is very important as a dancer to b. open to anything that is thrown at you. You will enhance yourself and your dancing if you take those extra risks, and push yourself past your boundaries. For example, when given a new step or routine in class you may feel scared of change, or feel silly doing something out of your comfort zone. Once you open yourself up to learning these new things, you develop new skills that you did not have before. This is what makes you into the great dancer you strive to be!
what inspired you to start dancing?
When I was younger I was a huge Brittany Spears fan! 3-year-old me would dance around the house to her music and put on concerts for my parents. My parents knew immediately that I was born to be on stage. Being under the spotlight and dancing has been my forever aspiration and I have refused to pursue any other hobby or sport since.
what keeps you motivated?
I would not want to look back years from now and regret not doing something to my fullest, not learning a new skill, or not taking an opportunity. These future thoughts are what keep me motivated to push myself every day.
Throughout my competition dance years, I have won numerous regional and national competition titles with my former company Expressenz Dance Center, along with various individual convention scholarships. While at Expressenz, I had the opportunity to perform as lead roles; Angel demi-soloist, Angel queen, and Spanish lead in their Suites of the Nutcracker winter production. Additionally, I have performed during a Colt’s halftime show, Fisher’s Freedom Festival, on the amphitheater stage in Disney Springs, and I have performed in downtown Indianapolis on Monument Circle.
Currently, I am a member of the Purdue Dance Team! You can find me on the sidelines of all home football games, and at several basketball games!
trained in which dance genres?
Ballet-(Vaganova and Balanchine methods)
why do you want to teach dance?
I teach dance because, I receive so much joy from seeing progress in students. I could never repay my instructors through the years enough for the impact they made toward my dance career. I hope to do the same to all my future students!
why do you teach at Studio b?
The staff at Studio b made the decision to teach so easy. The program they have built in the little time that the studio has been open is extraordinary. To be a part of something bigger than myself is very special and Studio b has always made me feel very welcome.
I am studying Public Relations and Strategic Communications at Purdue University! I love being a Boilermaker!!!
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