Growing up in a dance studio in Los Angeles, I was always around older girls and boys who I looked up to. I am an older sister to one brother so I always had my eye on older kids. When I became the older girl and was presented with the opportunity to teach ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop, I was ecstatic to share my passion for dance with my community. Teaching toddlers to teenagers presented itself with a series of challenges that I took on with care, kindness, and playfulness, and I have immense appreciation for the patience and creativity I acquired along the way. Now ten years later, working with children and aiding in their artistic pursuits has become a part of my identity. As an NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study M.A. student and an NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance alumni, I am proud of my intersection of my professional dance career and love for children.
I have been fortunate to meet many wonderful families and develop reciprocal relationships where I not only share what I love, but learn from the children as well. From one year olds to teenagers, I enjoy learning and playing alongside these kids and teens as we develop interests, hobbies, and skills. Reading, writing, make-believe, and dancing are some of my favorite activities and it is so fulfilling to be alongside children in their discoveries of their interests.I have a passion for education and instruction, both as a teacher and a student. I believe that participating fully in mind, body, and spirit is the best way to learn and if getting dirty is a part of that process, I am there every step of the way, including clean up!