I have danced professionally on stages all over the world. I was a dancer and back-up singer for The Cruxshadows, a darkwave gothic electronic band, and performed on their European tours and various shows in the US and the Caribbean from 2010-2012. I also dance for their annual show at DragonCon in Atlanta every year.
Over the past few years I have danced with several companies including the #Taplife company in New York City and the Diamond Squad of Jacksonville.
I hold two Master of Science degrees in Education and a Bachelor's degree in Music from Florida State University (Go Noles). Ironically, I am now a professor of dance at University of Florida (Go Gators). I also teach tap dance at Florida School of the Arts in Palatka, FL. I teach dance at colleges because I was determined to do what I love for a living but also actually use my Master's degrees. Win.
I am also currently teaching tap, contemporary and modern dance at Abella's School of Dance in St. Augustine, and I choreograph for the St. Augustine Ballet. Additionally, I teach tap dance at two other studios in the Jacksonville area: Arts Edge School of Dance and Theatre and Dynanics Dance.
While most of my work is currently in the dance realm, I do have other passions and talents that I consistently pursue. I am a retired professional violist, and in the music realm, I now focus my talents on music editing and recording. As a writer, I am a staff writer for a nationally distributed dance magazine, Danz'n, and I am working on my second and third novels. I am also a cosplayer, and I am part of a few cosplay teams such as the Sailor Scouts of Jacksonville, and Safety Scissors and Duct Tape Cosplay. I am also a vegan who does not do crossfit. I'm a rare gem.
I live in Fleming Island, FL (that's near Jacksonville and St. Augustine), with my three weirdo roommates and four adorable cats. In my spare time...I do all the things I just listed, so honestly I have no spare time. I do like to do excessive amounts of cardio exercise and play Pokemon Go. I also love bagels.