About Me

Me dancing in

Dancing in “Pas de Quatre” with North Atlanta Dance Theatre
Photo by: Kari Pierce

So, who am I? Well that’s a good question. There are TONS of people out there in the dance world who think they know best and will constantly offer you their opinions (even if you don’t ask for them!) about what to do and what not to do when it comes to your life as a dancer. Having been a part of the ballet world as a student, professional ballerina, and teacher for the past 25 years, I have seen and heard a lot! I’ve always been more of a quiet and reserved person who prefers to sit back, observe, and listen than prance around pretending like I know everything. And trust me, I do not know everything! But I do know a lot… lots of things that I wish someone had just told me instead of me having to sort of figure them out on my own over a period of several years. So hopefully this blog will help lots of budding bunheads out there!

Anyway, my life story in a nutshell…

I’ve lived just outside of Atlanta, GA my entire life and trained at The Georgia Ballet School starting at age 5 up through when I graduated high school. After that, I accepted a contract dancing professionally with The Georgia Ballet and performed many soloist and principal roles in both classical and contemporary works over 7 seasons. I also began working as a ballet teacher at The Georgia Ballet School and went on afterwards to teach for Atlanta Ballet’s Center for Dance Education and International City School of Ballet. Currently, I am beginning my fourth year teaching for North Atlanta Dance Academy, and I do also still occasionally perform as a freelance ballet dancer with organizations such as North Atlanta Dance Theatre, Dance Canvas, and Lume Foundation. Academically, I graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and completed a year of graduate work at Georgia Tech’s School of Applied Physiology.

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