What is something that you want to fix in your industry?
Acceptance of choosing to be involved in dance and getting undivided support from their families. We as teachers get to witness all the dedication students put into their technique and routines, but for some students they don’t get to experience strong parent involvement or their parents coming to watch them in a competition/recital to showcase what they have worked so hard on.
What do you do at DDA?
I teach Hip Hop.
Did you have a favorite style of dance growing up?
My favorite style of dance has always been hip hop!
What is your favorite thing about dance?
All the friends that I made when I was dancing, and how it was always a safe place to come to no matter what else was going on in my life.
Tell us about your credentials/past experience for working in your position!
I have been teaching for 7 years. I first started teaching when I was 15 and before that I was a student teacher for multiple years.
What do you like about working at DDA?
I enjoy the people I get to work with and the kids I have gotten to meet over the years. It is always nice when you can see kids work hard and all their progress that they have made and sometimes getting to be a part of that.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I am shorter than 5 feet!
Where do we find you when you are not working?
I enjoy reading, baking/cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.
Your advice to younger dancers?
Never give up, always work hard and respect your teachers. My dance teachers growing up taught me a lot about being true to yourself and how hard work always pays off if you set your mind to accomplishing a a goal. They/we are always there to support you!