I grew up in the White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire where I developed a passion for expressing myself through dance. Over the past 15 years, a career in ballet has brought me to study and perform in Boston, New York, San Diego, Colorado and most recently Salt Lake City, where I received my degree in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah. Dance has brought a dynamic array of experiences and opportunities into my life. It has also taken a toll physically and mentally.
At 23 I discovered yoga as a means for balancing my demanding dance schedule. Now yoga is as much a part of my life as dance has been, and the two weave together in a dynamic balance of movement and meditation. I received my yoga training through D’ana Baptiste, who inspired me to share my passion for yoga by becoming a yoga instructor. I am certified through D’ana in the Baptiste method of yoga and I enjoyed three years of teaching experience through her studio in Salt Lake City, Utah as a Power Vinyasa, Restore, Core and Pranayama instructor.
Portland is the next step in my journey. I am currently dancing in a creative and fulfilling environment with Polaris Dance Theatre, while simultaneously developing myself as a Yoga instructor and spreading my passion for yoga throughout the city. Dance and yoga inform and inspire each other, and have filled my life with creativity, love and beauty. I look forward to deepening my experience as a human being through a vast array of life experiences as I continue onward!