Actively involved within the professional dance world (performer, choreographer, instructor, dance judge, board member) for over 40 years.
Connecting dancers to their bodies so that they can continue and excel in dance in a technique & artistry-based environment
My teaching is based upon science, years of study anatomy/physics & different dancer/athlete bodies related to dance, personal experiences, working with a variety of different bodies, mindsets, ages & levels
The outcome, I hope, is a student will continue to love dance, learn to work hard in a safe (both in mind and body way) and be challenged, learn to apply corrections, and know that dance is a never-ending learning process. I want to raise dancers that although may not continue "in" dance on a professional level, but will forever apply what they learned in the dance class/performance environment to every day living situations.
Connecting with teens and adults in ballet, jazz, cheer, pom, dance team, competitive teams, student companies and professional dance companies.
Working with WGI, marching bands, athletes, competition choirs, musicals, POM teams, and more
Quotes since the 80's:
Quality over Quantity
Dance is for every single BODY
Technique & Artistry over Tricks
You have Everything to SHARE & Nothing to Prove
Large Scale Production Experiences: co-choreographer/assistant choreographer Super Bowl XXX Half Time Production with Ms. Diana Ross / Judy Chubola Director; choreographer Margarita Bowl; choreographer Insight dot com bowl games; Boston College Marching Band and Dance Team half time choreographer; World Catholic Day tv 1million viewers & stage show
Main Stage Choreographer: Boston College Theater Department; Stagelight; Desert Stages; Boston Opera; Boston Ballet II; Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education; SK2; Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble; AZDance Group; Movement E-Motion, Boston College Dance Team basketball & football, Central High School POM Team, Harvard, BU guest choreographer/teacher
Former artist with Boston Ballet, Chicago Lyric, Gus Giordano, Hubbard Street, Ballet de Americas, Luigi, Jaimi, Phoenix Ballet (original), Arizona Ballet (original), Phoenix School of Ballet, Princess Cruise Lines, P&O, Arizona Cardinals and more.
Master Dance Instructor
Flexibility, Movement & Mobility Coach for Pro/Collegiate Athletes
Privates & Semi-Privates available - dance, flexibility, pom/cheer, and more
Artistic Director - AZDance Group & NEWDance
Creator/Founder - Movement E-Motion (MEM)
Amateur Action Photographer - sports, equine, dance, theater
Founder, Creator, Artistic Director
* 40 years in professional dance world
* MFA, The Boston Conservatory
* Two Children, Happy with Hubby
* Professor of Dance - Dean College, BU, Boston College
* Instructor - Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education, Phoenix School of Ballet, Arizona Ballet, Le Studio (Australia), Pineapple Dance Studio (London), Dynamic Motion Dance Academy, Spisaks, La Pierre, Royal Dance Works
* Performer - World Wide - Classical Ballet Companies to Cruise Ships
* Choreographer - Entertainment & Concert Dance Works from Super Bowl XXX Half Time Production with Ms. Diana Ross to Black Box Theater works