My biggest passion has always been dance. Hip hop in particular. In addition to my own study and performance, I have nearly a decade of experience teaching and choreographing. I’ve spent years within the studio scene, working with a range of age groups and abilities to develop and perfect level-appropriate recital pieces; I’ve coached high school dance team for two seasons, both of which culminated at State; I’ve choreographed many works for high-level competitions, for teams and companies alike; and I’ve taught workshops/intensives throughout the Northwest (home).
I took a hiatus from dance when I discovered rock climbing. I needed a shift and decided to live on the road/enable constant change. In lieu of dance, I practiced a lot more yoga. While traveling, I became certified to teach. I still teach yoga, but my passion for dance is obstinate.
Now, after three years living out of a car, I find myself settled in Bishop—the perfect place for most things I love. A small, vibrant town with a driven community, but one striking downside: few opportunities for creative arts. And my desire to dance still pesters. Climbing, trail-running, and yoga can’t sate it. And so I’ve brought dance here to the Eastern Sierra. To adults who might already feel the same as I do, and to those who’ve never really had the opportunity.
My teaching style is relaxed. My intention is to challenge, but in a space that enables positive learning: all about compassion, body-love, and lots of laughs. The only thing I take seriously is keeping judgment out the door. (And myself, of course.)