Why do you dance?
Dance is a journey, and it is evolves over time. As a student, I danced for a variety of reasons: (1) to learn and grow, (2) to entertain, and (3) to inspire. Ultimately, now, as an educator, I do the same thing, but my approach and purpose has shifted and matured.
What is your passion?
The Performing Arts/div>
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What didn’t I want to be? From an attorney to a dancer/choreographer to an editor to a forensics specialist, I considered many paths and options. I appreciate the diversity of my experiences because I feel like it allows a well-rounded perspective in my every day work. In considering a variety of career paths, dance and choreography was always steadfast and relevant, and I’m very blessed that it is now my career.
What is your biggest challenge and how do you overcome it?
The biggest personal challenge I’ve encountered in the dance industry is balancing passion and business. There’s a place and a necessity for both, and via time management and a supportive infrastructure, balance can be achieved.