I started dancing as soon as I could walk. My parents thought putting me in a recreational ballet class would keep me from twirling around the house, they were wrong!
I grew up dancing with the Plani Metropolitan Ballet and started the competition team that is now PDT Dance Arts. When I was 16, I was in the high school marching band and playing for the Plano East Soccer Team while dancing in the evening and on Saturdays. It came time to choose what I wanted to concentrate on. I felt like dance had it all – music, art, athletics and it was constantly challenging me and I decided to focus on dance and getting into a university program. I studied dance and got my BFA in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University. I’m also YPAD certified and a Fitness Instructor Specialist.
My mission as a teacher is to give classes that are inspiring and informative. I focus on correct technique and for injury prevention, and allowing each dancer to work within their body limits. – My goals are to see my students achieve their goals. Whether you’re in the studio for fun or to focus on dance seriously, we can improve together and reach those dreams.
I am inspired by my colleagues, we can all learn from each other. Being willing to change course when something isn’t working has been something I’ve learned to do. I am constantly keeping my eye out for new ideas on how to communicate more effectively and keep up with the styles as they change.
Not many people can say they love what they do. I love dance and I love my job. Dance will always be in my life in some capacity.
I hope to bring my love for dance to KCPA and help students build that relationship with it too!