I began dancing full time about 5 years ago. I come from a dancing family and both my mother and my father have been a part of Fred Astaire Dance Studios, taking lessons, in the past. Because of their involvement in the company and mine for the same amount of time, I have been able to accomplish many things in the dance world before becoming a professional dance instructor. As a professional, I have achieved statuses such as Fred Astaire World Champion in the Showcase Division and Rising Star Finalist in the Rhythm Division. I feel my strong point is teaching brand new students and helping them grow in to strong competitive dancers. I am certified to teach all styles of dance and specialize in rhythm and smooth dancing.
My inspirations include teaching student’s moves and techniques they never thought they were able to accomplish before, taking them out of their element, and watching them dance their hearts out. When I see a student go through a ‘light bulb’ moment and see their eyes light up with a big smile on their face, it takes me to a happy place of my own. Being surrounded by students continuing to develop and create new relationships are some of the biggest reasons why I am still here instructing dance today!
If I were to give any advice to a new student, it would be to dance because there is no greater feeling in the world than moving to a piece of music and letting the rest of the world disappear. You never know until you give it a try!