What "b" phrase inspires you?
Dance allows us visually express our thoughts and lets us explore new ways to move and connect with others. Daring to take a chance in dance can open new paths and ideas about the way we interact with the world.
Why do you teach dance?
Teaching dance keeps me involved in the dance community and allows me to share my journey with others.
When did you begin in dance?
I started dancing at age 3, and started serious training at age 12.
What keeps you motivated?
Coming in and seeing my students every week!
What is your professional background?
From grades 5-12, I attended Project Ballet, a ballet conservatory that allowed me to dance 30-35 hours a week in ballet, pointe, and modern. In addition to this year-long training, I danced with Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco for one summer and Milwaukee Ballet for two summers. My performances include George Balanchine's "Valse Fantasie", Keelan Whitmore's "We'll Meet in the Dell", and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker". I began teaching at a local dance studio at age 16, and have been with Studio b since fall 2017.
Why do you teach at Studio b?
I teach at Studio b because I can share my passion and love for dance with the next generation. It is a gift that this studio gives the opportunity to dance to anyone who shares that love. Studio b lets me give back to the community and be inspired by the young dancers I teach.
When I'm not at Studio b, I love hiking, baking, and playing with my cats Chef and Beatrix!
full scholarship recipient to train with Alonzo King LINES Ballet
full scholarship recipient to train with Milwaukee Ballet
Purdue Contemporary Dance Company