Thankfully, my mom enrolled me in ballet when I was 3. Since childhood, I have been drawn to expressing myself through movement. I received my BFA in Dance from Pomona College in 2000 with an emphasis in performance. In 1999 while attending the American Dance Festival, I was introduced to Pilates. I went on to study Pilates with Marie Jose Blom-Lawrence and received my Pilates certification through Long Beach Dance Conditioning Academy in 2001. I was introduced to GYROTONIC® through LBDC and fell in love with the work. I went on to complete certifications in GYROTONIC® Level 1, GYROTONIC® Level 2, GYROKINESIS® as well as the specialized equipment Jumping Stretch Board and Archway. I teach Pilates, GYROTONIC® and Aerial Arts in my home studio in Eden Prairie.
In 2001, I took my first Aerial Arts class, and soon found my “home” on the aerial silks. I began performing in 2002 in the air and have never looked back. I love inspiring people to challenge their perspective of normal. When not performing or teaching, I run an organic juice business with my husband.
I have 2 amazing children who, everyday, remind me to be exceedingly grateful!