What do you like to do for fun? What are your hobbies?

I practice yoga on a regular basis – Vinyasa and Bikram. I like to take bike rides and walk the beaches in Chicago to find beach glass.

College Name/Degree/Major

Oakland University, BFA in Dance, Double Minor in Journalism and Advertising.

When did you start dancing?

When I was 3 years old.

What’s your favorite part about teaching dance?

Watching creativity through dance and seeing the “light bulb” click on when a student makes the connection.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I hate to brush my hair when it is wet.

Who is your favorite choreographer and or dance company?

Nederlands Dans Theatre. BEAUTIFUL!

What is in your dance bag on a daily basis?

SNACKS. I cannot survive without snacks. My mom calls me a grazer because I’m constantly eating snacks.

Your favorite food?

Nothing can beat mom’s or grandma’s cooking!! Its just like comfort on a plate.

Do you currently dance with any dance companies here in Chicago?

After years of performing full time with companies in Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL, I have taken a step back to freelancing here and there! When I am not teaching or rehearsing, you can find with working in graphic design and marketing for Broadway in Chicago.

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