Degrees and Certifications:
Illinois State University BS Dance Teacher Education Minor in Mathematics
Welcome all Dance and Aerobics students/parents! This will be my second year here at CDO, I am excited to see what the upcoming year has to bring!
As a dance teacher I have always had a passion for dance. Dance inspires freedom of expression, encourages creativity, and flourishes with the utilization of collaboration. Dance education in my opinion promotes the individualization of every student, challenges students to work outside of their comfort zones, and emphasizes the unique strengths each student encompasses.
I have been dancing for 22 years and have experience in ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, West African, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theater. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. In Illinois, I earned a degree in Dance Teacher Education from Illinois State University. While studying at Illinois State University, I traveled abroad to Brazil where I studied various styles of cultural dances. Previously, I taught dance at Huntley High School and was the Program Director for the Huntley Orchesis Dance Club. I was dance instructor at various studios in the Chicago area and worked as a fitness trainer. Outside of CDO I am a company dancer for the Leaps for Lives Dance Company, a non-profit organization that fundraises for local animal shelters in Tucson.