I began dancing with Helena Baron, Paul Sutherland and Brunhilda Ruiz at the Helena Baron School of Ballet in New Jersey. I was a member of the Baron Ballet Company and The Northeast Regional Ballet Association.
School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet (scholarship), Craft of Choreography Conference (Warner Communications Scholarship), Scottish-American Ballet (scholarship), and North Carolina School of the Arts.
B.F.A. - S.U.N.Y. Purchase, Purchase, NY
Teaching Certification - East Carolina University
Vaganova Pedagogy - Grades 1-3
Professional performing experience:
Baron Ballet, Garden State Arts Center in NJ, Ballet Lehman, Purchase Dance Corp., City Ballet, EVSPA - Virginia, Busch Gardens in Virginia, Miss Williamsburg Pageant, Site specific work in downtown Raleigh, and Anonymity in Charleston, SC.
Lehman Studios, Newport News Recreation Department, Purchase College non-majors dance course, City Ballet (guest faculty member - present), guest teaching at various dance schools in VA, NC and SC, Dance Captain/Busch Gardens, Powell Elementary (5 years), Durant Road Middle School (9 years), Zumba instructor 2010-2012, Mills Park Middle 2010- present, and Raleigh Little Theater.
Scholarship recipient to Joffrey School of Ballet, Ballet group and Ballet solo awards at the Garden State Arts Center, NJ - Talent of the Stars, Warner Communications Scholarship winner for Craft of Choreography Conference, Scholarship to dance with the Scottish-American Ballet in Scotland, IBM poster and calendar, and selected to perform solo in downtown Raleigh during a community dance project. National Dance Educators Association, ZIN Member.
Spending time with my husband and our two goldens, reading, working out, travelling, painting/decorating, enjoying life and experiencing it. I also love to choreograph and when asked will work in the community on various events.