I got my start at the age of 6 in South Carolina studying classical ballet with the Columbia City Ballet. I was a soloist for the Spartanburg Civic Ballet before receiving an honors scholarship to attend the SC Governors School for the Arts where I trained under the direction of Edward Villella, Mel Tomlinson, and Sandra Neil. I continued my training in all genres of dance and studied in several notable studios and programs from SC to NY under the direction dance “greats” such as Twyla Tharp, Shelly Washington, Paul Taylor, Mia Michaels, Ray Leeper, Rhonda Blanchard, and Joe Tremaine, just to name a few. I went on to study dance performance and choreography in college. Since college, I have been teaching, choreographing, and dancing all over the US for the past 25 years. Professionally, I have danced in commercials, film, television, and performed in several full-length stage productions with several professional companies throughout the US. In addition to being on faculty as an adjunct dance professor at Western Carolina University, I am the Regional Director for Platinum National Dance Competition where I tour across the country teaching Master classes/workshops and adjudicate dancers and performers. I am also a Master Instructor for several other conventions and competitions and I travel nationwide teaching and choreographing. I write a blog for dancers and dance teachers on my website geared toward using innovative ways to build technique and developing as a dancer.
Teaching and developing technique of dancers in pre-professional, college, and professional programs is my passion. I enjoy helping dancers develop the skills they need in order to find or maintain a career in the dance and Musical Theater world. I am strongest in teaching Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Musical theater, Improvisation, and Choreography.