St. Louis, MO/Huntsville, AL
STUDIO YOU TRAINED AT
North Alabama Dance Center
YEARS AS AN JUDGE
FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE:
Ballet & Jazz
Choreographer - Smokey Joe's Cafe - Virginia Samford Theatre
DMA Chapter 33 - Overall Best Choreographer Winner
Federation of Dance Competitions - Regional Viewers Choice Award Winner
Owner/Artistic Director of Progressive Academy of Dance
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR
Seamless transitions, thoughtful and appropriate choreography, and cleanliness
"Details matter! Take the time to go through pieces to fine-tune the little things like head placement, transitions, fingers, negative space in shapes, levels, etc. This will not only clean up a piece but also provide clarity for the observer. It's so much more enjoyable to watch a piece with clear pictures rather than one that is confusing or muddled."
WHY DO YOU LOVE BEING
I enjoy the feeling of connection with the dancers I get to watch. Even though they can't hear me while I'm talking to them in the moment, it still feels like I'm connecting with them. It still feels special. It is humbling to think that my words can affect how they see themselves as dancers and performers.