I have danced since childhood studying ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical/contemporary, as well as multiple dance teams. I was lucky enough to be able to start assisting dance classes in middle school, and oh how I fell in love with it! By the time I reached high school I was teaching multiple classes a week and assisting in creating choreography for storytelling shows. I helped in our productions of Storybook Tales, a Tribute to Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog, The Wizard of Oz, and many more.
When I went to Georgia College for undergraduate studies, I obtained a bachelors in Early Childhood Education and then went on to get my Masters. All the while in college I remained heavily involved in the dance program.
Upon graduation I taught elementary school for 6 years. In the midst of teaching in 2016, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to open my own studio in Forsyth. We opened on West Johnston Street where the former Encore Dance studio was located.
Since our opening in 2016 we continue to provide ever improving instruction for our students while staying relevant and unique. Our recital productions set us apart from other studios as every show we do tells a story. The dancers, teachers, and audience members all become invested in the story the dancers are bringing to life on stage. Since opening we have done tributes to Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Under the Sea, The Lion King, and Aladdin.
As the studio director, my main goal is to build strong, confident, kind dancers who will make a difference in the world by cultivating a passion for dance and the arts. I can’t begin to imagine my life without dance and I want everyone of our students to be able to explore any aspirations in life because of the skills they learned at our studio.
Favorite class to teach:
I love teaching lyrical and contemporary classes! Teaching emotion and self expression is so important to me. I also really love working with our studios youngest dancers- the magic in their eyes as they walk into dance each week in like no other. Production is also so fun to me- combining theatre with dance is my absolute favorite thing to do!
Christmas, but Easter is a close second!
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