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CURRENT LOCATION: New York, NY
HOMETOWN: Orlando, FL
STUDIO YOU TRAINED AT: Dance Conservatory of Orlando & Start Studios.
YEARS AS AN ADJUDICATOR: 3 years
FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE:
FAVORITE CAREER CREDITS:
"Looking For Christmas" - Old Globe Theater - Associate Director/Choreographer
Teaching Artist for Disney Theatrical
"The Untitled John Mayor Project" - Choreographer
"Law and Order S.V.U." - Associate choreographer-
BFA Boston Conservatory - Musical Theatre
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR ON STAGE AS A JUDGE?
"I look for dancers who radiate joy. I want to see passion on stage just as much as straight legs!"
"Be sure that you are always telling a story. What is so important about the story that your character needs? Find that "need" and fight with everything you have. When you find that "need" in your performance, everything else will follow."
WHY DO YOU ENJOY BEING AN ADJUDICATOR?
"There are many creative dance teachers and storytellers out there! I love coming to a competition to see how creative dance teachers form all over the country use their art in new and visual ways of telling deep and personal stories."
"There are so many career paths in this industry! You might become a professional dancer at a ballet company, Modern dance company, Broadway or even commercial dance. The secret is that there are way more opportunities in this industry, such as becoming a choreographer, Artistic Director, Photographer or Cinematographer, Teaching Artist, dance instructor, an adjudicator, and one of these might lead you to another rewarding path."