She has been a dancer for 35+ years, with training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap. She grew up in Ohio and danced with the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet for eight years. At age sixteen, she discovered her love for musical theatre and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and Dance from Otterbein University. She then moved to New York City where, for the next decade, she worked as a professional dancer/actor/singer in musical theater. Some of her favorite performance credits include the Broadway National Tour of Oklahoma!, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, and Pippin. In addition to performing, she is an accomplished director and choreographer, working on shows such as 9 to 5, Beauty & the Beast, Mamma Mia, The Wizard of Oz, and countless drama camps for children. She has also done regional commercials, industrials, and print work.
She is a certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, receiving her RYT 200 hour certification from Joschi Yoga Institute in New York City. She has taught at studios all over
the country, from New York City to California. She finds yoga special because it
unites the body, mind, spirit, and emotions in an energizing and positive activity that helps people feel more centered and calm, equipping them to deal with all
aspects of life with a more open and positive approach. She also received her RCYT 95 hour certification to teach Children's & Teen's Yoga with a Trauma-informed focus through Yoga Ed. She is passionate about helping children discover the resources they need in order to deal with trauma they have experienced and bringing more awareness to mental health in general.
She had the unique opportunity to be the Dance Program Manager
for EXOS at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA. In
addition to managing dance classes for 20,000+ Google
employees, she also organized performance opportunities,
social events, team buildings, and guest workshops.
Currently, she is a Master Instructor and
Artistic Associate for
Momentum Excellence, a dance outreach
program for inner city children.
She also choreographs for local
theatres and organizations,
teaches yoga, and continues to perform
on the side to keep her knowledge and skills fresh.