I started dancing at the age of 12 when trying out for the McMillan Junior High drill team. I originally tried out to make new friends as I had only been living in Wylie for about two years. Looking back on that choice, I’ll forever be grateful as it has provided not only friendships but unforgettable experiences in dance. I auditioned for Wylie High School’s drill team and was on the team throughout my four years there. Though it was never easy as dancing was still new to me, I worked hard at what I wanted. My senior year I was a Lieutenant on the officer line.
After High school I stayed local and went to Collin College, took dance classes, and started working for Dance Company of Wylie. I started as an Assistant and worked my way up. While working for Dance Company of Wylie, I realized that I had an opportunity to be something I didn’t have while I was dancing. I mentor to those who needed the extra push or someone who too had been the underdog. After working for about two years as an Assistant, I became a teacher for recreational classes and started assisting for our company teams Tiny 1, Tiny 2, and Tap 1. I became an Assistant Director after working with the studio for 5 years. I’ve directed teams such as Pre-Tiny, Tiny 2, Mini, Tween, Junior Intermediate, Fireworks, and our Intermediate Tap 3 Company.