Dance has been near or at the core of my life for as long as I can remember. My constant. As a career path, dance has been like a diamond into which I just keep cutting new facets.
I’ve been pursuing dance (actually, sometimes I think it’s pursued me) for almost 30 years. At age 10, I began assisting and observing my dance teachers, leading to a teaching career of over 17 years. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Dance from Slippery Rock University and have performed with contemporary dance companies in my home state of Pennsylvania and my home for the last decade, Texas.
Writer has been my latest cut in the gem. In addition to blogging, I cover dance performance abroad and at home in Houston, TX, where I make time to periodically perform and teach, all while caring for my young children, a son and a daughter.
I’ve written about 100,000 words (enough for a novel) per year on dance and dance training here, at Dance Advantage.
In June 2012 I presented the whats, hows, and whys of blogging on a panel at the annual conference for Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, to better equip artists and companies for engaging their audience and new readers through online communications and content.
I’ve poured out my experience and passion for dance in private studios, community programs, at a public university, and continue to do so as the founder and editor of DanceAdvantage.net.