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 2010 - Present.
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 Education Association, ZIN Member, Founding Board Member of North Carolina Dance Education Organization.
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.