What is something that you want to fix in your industry?
I want to help give kids an internal drive to work towards their goals. With social media and other outlets people are exposed to so many different things that expectations are sometimes unrealistic. So I want to ensure my students are learning how to do skills safely and when they are ready to.
What do you do at DDA?
Jazz and acro!
Did you have a favorite style of dance growing up?
That is a tough question. I loved them all but I would have to go with tap and jazz.
What is your favorite thing about dance?
My favorite thing about dancing is that you are able to express yourself in a creative way. I also love that the studio is your safe place and no matter what the day has brought as soon as you walk through the doors and start dancing it doesn’t matter anymore.
Tell us about your credentials/past experience for working in your position!
I have been teaching for 14 years and danced competitively since I was 7. I still compete in the adult category and was previously part of the Edmonton Eskimo’s dance team for 4 seasons. I have danced in numerous genres – jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, pointe and musical theatre.
What do you like about working at DDA?
DDA feels like a family and everyone is there to bring out the best in each other!
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I have a 5 months old baby Wynnie!
Where do we find you when you are not working?
I enjoy spending time with my family and doing Pilates.
Your advice to younger dancers?
A good dancer will only take classes they feel are advanced or a challenge where as a great dancer will have no problem taking a beginner class that takes them back to the foundations.
There will always be someone better than you at something. So don’t worry about anyone else just be yourself and try your best.