I started my first dance class on my third birthday. It was the best gift I have ever received and I still thank my parents every year for allowing me to become a dancer. I continued dancing with Dana as my instructor for the next 15 years at Brenda’s School of Dance as a companie dancer with a strong passion for ballet and pointe. From there I went on to the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, where I minored in Dance with an emphasis on Kinesiology. I was also a member of the Concert Dance Company under the vision of Dr. Toni Poll-Sorensen. In addition to the core tap, jazz and ballet, I was also trained in modern, musical theatre, and Alexander Technique. My training in Alexander Technique has changed my day-to-day life and dancing dramatically, by making me more aware of where movement stems from and where it can take you. After graduation, I came back home and started dancing at the new Synergy Dance Center. It was great to be back in the place where I grew up. After taking classes and subbing various classes, I knew it was time to start teaching again. I am so grateful for this opportunity and look forward to leading these beautiful dancers.
I throughly enjoyed the workshop and I am planning to take another when time allows. I have used the information from the flexibility intensive (and several of the supplemental materials) in all of my classes. My students have learned so much about safety in their dance training.