1. What was your favorite moment in your personal dance career?
I have had so many wonderful experiences in my dance career, but I think that being part of the closing ceremonies in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona was the most exciting on so many levels. Playing on the Mediterranean beaches, hearing the National Anthem while standing next to the Olympic torch, sharing the field and hanging with the athletes after the performance…it was all pretty incredible.
2. How long have you been teaching at CKDC?
This is my 23rd year teaching at the studio. I’ll never forget my audition class where Charlotte sat in and watched me teach the company. When it was over, she had nothing but praise and offered me a job. I thought “Wow! This woman who I think is amazing thinks I’m amazing, this is BIG!”
3. What do you love about teaching at CKDC?
At CKDC, all of the teachers work to give the students a good foundation. I love that I have a great team to work with, and I am always amazed at the creativity and talent that surrounds me at “work”.
4. Positive Advice for dancers?
There are so many aspects to dance. The muscular training, musicality, performance, artistry, and so much more…and all of the aspects are forever evolving. Allow yourself to reach beyond your comfort zone, and you will be amazed at what is waiting to be discovered inside of you!
5. Who was your inspiration growing up as a dancer?
Growing up, my inspiration was ANYONE I saw on stage or in a film dancing. I loved the thought of being on stage with the lights and the costumes and hearing the audience applaud.
6. What is your favorite dance quote?
“If you dance with your heart, your body will follow.” – Mia Michaels