Our staff is made up of professionally trained dance instructors who are passionate about sharing their talent. We can't wait to meet you and your aspiring dancer!
I find passion in sharing everything I've learned through my dance experience as a student and a professional. More than that though, I love supporting these kids from the time they enter the studio to the time they graduate. I can't imagine a better place to do all of this than Above The Barre Dance Academy.
Parents often ask me what keeps me coming back. The answer is easy. Seeing a dancer smile when they finally figure out the right step. Consulting them when they are sad because they had a hard day. And, the joy in their face as they light up the stage.
My greatest job in working with children is watching them grow and inspiring them to do great things. There is nothing more humbling than when a student graduates and becomes a teacher or a coach because I inspired them. What they don't realize is their hard-work and determination inspire me.
I have been dancing since the age of two and my love and passion for dance has only kept growing. I have danced at the recreational, competitive, and collegiate levels and I am so excited to have the opportunity to be able to share my knowledge with the students at Above the Barre Dance Academy, and to be able to help each student learn and grow in their own dance careers. I am thrilled to share my love and passion for dance with each student and to create new and exciting memories in the dance studio.
As an instructor, attention to detail ranks on the top of my list. The slightest change in a head position, arm, or breathe can make the movement that much more powerful. The greatest feeling comes when all the pieces work together: passion, strength, weakness, determination, confidence, discipline, demand, physicality, mentally, and heart. That is what I take pride in....that, is ballet.