B i o g r a p h y

     I remember wearing a white undershirt, black leggings, white socks, and black leather ballet shoes. My first ballet class. I was so nervous I was shaking and I was surrounded by girls. My mom ushered me into the room and waved goodbye. I was officially in sickled feet hell.

     The barre started and the teacher, Miss Holt, swooped in like a hawk after prey. Adolescent me shut down. Then she started correcting me, and I started CRYING! So naturally she yelled. Because that always calms a child down. “Stop fidgeting and getting upset! I am trying to help you and give you a correction! NO!? then get out, we don’t have room for babies in here!” and she took my hand and escorted me out of the room and into the waiting room where my mom was waiting. What a great way to start my career in the arts right?!

      I will never forget how accomplished I felt when I finally made it though my first ballet class. I thought, ”If I can get beyond this I can do anything! My future is limitless.” I continued to take class and eventually Miss Holt told my mother I should seek more advanced training at the premier dance school in Richmond Virginia: Richmond Ballet. I WAS HOOKED. Who knew dancing to Barney and Friends would set me up to be a primo ballerino. In the next few years I added to my extra curricular pallet. Picking up track, taekwondo, football, and lacrosse. And it wasn’t until high school did my focus return to the arts. I performed in Music Man, Romeo & Juliet, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, and Big River. The performance bug was back and stronger than ever, and I made the decision to go into it whole-heartedly! After a couple stressful auditions, and some major decisions I left the 804 and arrived in the 212!

       Now I am living in NYC and taking everything one day at a time!

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