Born and raised on a South Carolina cotton farm, I always dreamed of becoming a dancer. In 2001 I found the aerial arts, and I haven't looked back!
Dance is my way of reconnecting with myself, and the aerial arts took me a step further in overcoming a fear of heights. Movement makes me feel alive and real when it's easy to get lost in thought. It keeps me grounded, focused, and balanced. My goal in teaching is to aid others in this process of connection and personal expression.
After many years of developing movement curriculum, I wrote the Aerial Teacher's Handbook to share what I have learned (and continue to learn) about teaching in the aerial arts.
My credentials include:
MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah
Certified Laban Movement Analyst
Graduate of NECCA Pro-Track Program
RYT-200 Registered Yoga Teacher
What is Aerial Dance?
Aerial dance uses traditional circus apparatuses like silks, slings, and trapezes as well as suspended objects like ladders, nets, and steel window frames. Performers, while highly skilled in executing tricks, also focus on the transitions and meaning behind the movement.