What "b" phrase inspires you?
As a dancer we are also artists and I believe it is important as an artist to find inspiration everywhere. There are always new things to find or accomplish in life and without inspiration it is easy to become stagnant. With inspiration, we push ourselves outside of our comfort zones to reach for new goals achieved through determination and passion. I love to dance because of how it inspires me in my everyday life and I hope to someday spread that inspiration to others.
Why do you teach dance?
I teach dance because I remember how much impact my dance instructors had on my personal and professional goals. I hope that by teaching, I can inspire others to follow their dance journey wherever that takes them and show anything is possible with hard work and dedication.
When did you begin in dance?
I began dancing when I was 8 years old. I started in competitive cheer when I was 4 but as soon as my cheer team performed a hip-hop number, I knew a dance studio was where I belonged.
What keeps you motivated?
What keeps me motivated is my past dance instructors. I never want to let them down so I am constantly pushing myself to do what I love with as much passion for dance they had for me. They each invested in me and I plan to continue that investment personally by furthering my career and achieving my dance goals.
What is your professional background?
I am a full time college student at Western Michigan University studying Dance and Strategic Communications.
Why do you work at Studio b?
I work at Studio b because I have grown up here and it has become my second family. I am encouraged every day to do and be my best and I want to continue that throughout my professional work. I am grateful for Studio b for showing me constant love and support, so I am passionate about spreading those feelings to young dancers.
I love to travel (especially for dance)! I have been places from Los Angeles to New York dancing and training with professional artists of all kinds of backgrounds. My goal one day is to be able to dance acorss the seas in Australia.
3 x IHSDTA State solo qualifier
3x IHSDTA State ensemble qualifier
2019 Phoenix Fire Prodigy full tuition scholarship recipient