Each month, we'll be (re)introducing you to our incredible staff. Take peek into how they got involved in the dance community, how they landed at JFSOD and a few fun facts about them.
What classes do you teach?
Ballet and tap for ages 4-10 and intro jazz.
When did you start dancing?
When I was 3 years old.
When did you start teaching?
Around 16 years old. I was a helper at JFSOD when I was in high school and became a teacher later on. After graduating, I left for WKU and was unable to continue teaching. Now, I have the fortunate opportunity to teach at JFSOD once again while I continue my education in pursuit of a Master's degree from the University of Louisville.
What do you love most about JFSOD?
After almost 18 years being a part of the JFSOD community, I have fully come to appreciate the true sense of family that JFSOD provides each of its members. When I walk into the studio, I consistently feel as though I am welcomed home. Both the students and staff bring an unmatched energy to each class. I am truly honored to be a part of this wonderful family!
Favorite thing to do outside of dance?
What would people be surprise to know about you?
I have ridden in a hot air balloon!
Chip and salsa and queso!
Gelato and binge watching Friends.
Misty Copeland, Willdabeast and Brian Friedman.
What JFSOD family member do you admire and why?
I admire Rachel's radiant positivity and constant drive to help her students and all those around her excel.