It has been a fantastic run with Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brookfield as a professional; I have been here for 10 years as of August 2017! As I like to say, I am a Fred Astaire Brookfield lifer, and I couldn’t be happier! My teaching specialties lie in American Rhythm, Smooth, Theatre Arts, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Bollywood and International Latin style. I take pride in creating well educated and elegant competitive dancers.
Throughout my years as a professional I have accepted many awards and have placed well in numerous competitions and events. Some of these include receiving 10 consecutive Freddy and Honors Freddy Awards at our annual regional awards ceremony as a top teacher in the Wisconsin region, United States DanceSport Championships Professional Rising Star Rhythm Finalist and a Top 10 Teacher Award,
Millennium DanceSport Professional Rising Star Rhythm Champion, Professional Open Rhythm Finalist at Hollywood Dancesport, Galaxy Dancesport, Wisconsin State Dancesport, International Grand Ball, Seattle Star Ball, Millenium Dancesport, Florida Superstars, Snowball, Maryland Dancesport, California Open, St. Louis Star Ball competitions, Fred Astaire National Championship Professional Open Rhythm Finalist, 3x Fred Astaire National Dancesport Championships Professional Rhythm Rising Star Champion, 3x Fred Astaire Cross Country Dancesport Championships Professional Rhythm Rising Star Champion, 4x Fred Astaire World Dancesport Championships Professional Rhythm Rising Star Champion, Wisconsin Fred Astaire Regional Professional Open and Closed Rhythm Champion, and more.
My inspiration comes from anyone that enjoys music, movement and any art form. Their love, excitement and passion is very contagious. Seeing someone personalize a movement or totally lose themselves while dancing, is so rewarding!
My advice for dancers everywhere, whether you have taken a lesson or not, dance professionally or as a student, is to make every beat count!