My love for dance began at the age of 4. I was trained in classical ballet with the directors of Anaheim Ballet, as well as with former Moscow Ballet principals: Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky. As I got older, I also trained in jazz, and hip hop dance.
It was my freshman year in college that I discovered ballroom dance and fell in love! I graduated with a B.A. degree from Brigham Young University in dance with an emphasis in Ballroom. Fun fact: it was in college that I was able to take a private lesson with Karina Smirnoff from Dancing with the Stars! I also had an amazing experience performing with the Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company.
After college, I started teaching ballroom dance in San Diego at a local studio, and in 2011 I started my own business. It was during this time that I trained with Marcus Johnson, American Rhythm Champion and competed with him in Las Vegas!
Since then, I have helped hundreds of students learn to dance, and choreographed countless dances. One of the highlights of my job is seeing the photographs and videos my clients send me, I love being a part of their special memories!
I do service! I've taught church groups, children at the YMCA, high school dance teams, seniors, and guests at charity events. Please feel free to contact me with opportunities to teach dance free of charge.
You can find me around Salt Lake City taking classes: ballet, salsa, hip hop, African, swing, and any other class with the word ‘dance’ in it. Follow me on facebook and maybe you can join me! I am also always looking for destination dance events, so send me a message if you know of somewhere cool to go!