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/singer/actor in musical theater. Some of her favorite performance credits include the Broadway National Tour of Oklahoma!, Spamalot, and Mary Poppins. In addition to performing, she is an accomplished director and choreographer, working on shows such as 9 to 5, The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, 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 certification to teach Trauma-informed Yoga for Youth through Yoga Ed. She is passionate
about helping children to learn the resources they need in order to deal
with the trauma they have experienced and bringing more awareness
to this public health crisis.
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 for
Momentum Excellence, a dance outreach
program for inner city children.
She choreographs for local
theatres and organizations,
such as The Butterfly Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital.
When there is time, she also performs for fun on the side.