What is something that you want to fix in your industry?
Getting information to parents, what will work for them? NO-ONE seems to know what is going on in the studio. How can we make that better? We all get tired at looking at emails but that is how we communicate. That is the best way for us to keep parents in the link.

How long have you been at DDA & what do you do?
I have been with DDA for 15 years! I am the office manager and in charge of making the office run smoothly. I try to make everyone feel welcome. This is a family oriented atmosphere and we love that people love that about us! We love when people ask us questions also. That way we get to make a connection with them and make sure they are informed.

What is your favorite thing about dance?
Watching the dances from the audience and seeing our parents and teachers cheering the students on. Seeing what an awesome job the teachers & students have done.

Tell us about your credentials/past experience for working in your position!
Life experience, that’s what I got. I have worked in a daycare before and I spent 10 yrs in retail. This has given me the ability to work face to face with people. To help them in finding out what they want or need.

What do you like about working at DDA?
I love that I can help a family have a good experience at our studio. I want them to feel like they can come to us about anything. I have seen many families meet here and grow here as friends. I have become attached to many of the students and have seen them dance here, work here, get married. I have seen families go through hard situations and see other families come together to help them and be by their sides. It is truly a family that has grown together.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I have 4 kids and 2 grandsons.

Where do we find you when you are not working?
I mostly work during the day so that I can get things done. I love being here when we open and I get to see everyone and talk. We all love to talk here, that is why I work during the day!

Your advice to younger dancers?
Dance because you love it and don’t let anyone’s comments take that away from you.