I trained at Ballet Pacifica in Laguna Beach as a teen and I have my teaching certifications
through Dance Educators of America. I have taught ballet since 2003 and apply a strong
educational focus in guiding dance students, making use of my background in Montessori
teaching methods and my own experience in homeschooling my son K-12
I grew up in the Newport/Laguna Beach area and have spent the last sixteen years in
Joshua Tree where I have owned my own dance school, Brilliant Dance Academy, which
offers quality dance arts education to desert-area students.
As an adult dance who continues to take class myself, I understand the challenges and
rewards for dancers of all ages. I was one of the featured dancers in the documentary
film, 'Divertissement: Adult Dancers' Stories, which shares the struggles and dreams of
older dancers during a week-long dance camp intensive for adults.
I love to see hard-working dancers who don't give up and don't let negative thoughts
defeat them. I believe that hard work is satisfying and one of the secrets to a happy life
and that the dance studio is a great place to learn this lesson.
I love to share my love of dance with students of all ages. I've recently moved to the
Central Coast and am very excited to be a part of the AIM team!