After years as a competitive gymnast, my NYC dream of "making it" as professional dancer came true when I was accepted as a company member of JKDC in 2008. Despite a serious ACL rupture in 2010, reconstructive knee surgery and endless hours of physical therapy, I was able to return to dance and gymnastics. And from 2011-2019, I had the honor of being Artistic Director, Joyce King's assistant as well as dancing in the company.
In addition to JKDC, my New York adventures have included assisting my teacher, Chuck Kelly, with the acrobatics teacher training through Dance Educators of America, performing with 'Dance it Forward', a Jeff Shade project of going into homeless shelters to perform and serve hot meals to those in need, and being an 'extra' in numerous tv shows.
Past performance and choreographic opportunities include, choreographing and performing for the Xiana Fairchild Recovery Foundation (being able to combine my skills to help the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children raise funds to help aid in the search for missing 7 year old, Xiana Fairchild meant the world to me), DANCEMANIACS, Ann Marie Garvin and Ann Barrett, California - International Coca-Cola commerical - Guest artist and choreographer, Skyline Community College, Diana Cushway, California and circus artist workshops/choreography/performer with Cirque du Soleil.
*Currently teaching for Artistic Director of Dance, roberta mathes, at bergenPAC PAS, and performing her choreography when opportunity arrises.
New Hampshire Youth Dance Festival
Another Day of Sun
Choreography: roberta mathes
Photographer: Jan LaSalle
'Dance it Forward'
Director: Jeff Shade
"CARTMAN LEARNS TO DANCE"
Choreographer: Ann Barrett
Cartman: Danelle Herran