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My childhood dance memories include: ethereal scarf sessions in the backyard, honky-tonk shuffling in the Florida keys with my little sister, and joyous living room sessions with my mother's soulful record collection.
In adolescence, I discovered modern dance and formed a company with willing dancers from the cheerleading squad and drama department. We practiced in the gym and made dances to New Order and The Cure.
Next came Bennington College with challenging and fulfilling classes in technique, improvisation and choreography. I felt imprints from dancestors on the campus meadows.
Following those magical years in Vermont, the theatre held my heart in San Francisco, New York and Seattle until I began to weave the work of education and the arts. Through it all, dance remained a source of delight and connection.
My training and experience is in Modern, Nia, WildCore and Soul Motion. Teachers who have created space for me to evolve significantly are: the Bennington Dance Faculty of a certain era, the early 1990's hip-hop teacher from the downtown Crunch, Chris Daigre, Dina Love, Vincent Martinez-Grieco, the dancers from Full Life Care, Leilani Farr, and Brietta Leader.
I have always felt gratitude for the opportunity to dance and share the experience of dancing with others.
"Groove is in the heart" Deee-Lite