I fell in love with the arts at a very early age but it wasn’t until my early teens that I ventured into competitive dance. My late start motivated me to work hard and excel as a dancer and this is where Reflections Dance became my home away from home. I came to the studio in 2009 and the following year became a part of the Senior Elite Company, competing across the West Coast for the next 2 years.
In 2013 I moved to Vancouver to work for a new contemporary dance company Lux under the direction of Moses Asher Christen. I was with the company for 2 years, performing in original productions and events in both Canada and the United States, where I grew as a dancer and artist.
During my time in Vancouver I was able to meet and work with some of the best in the industry, including Liz Tookey, Juliette Irons, Heather Laura Gray, Carlo Atienza, Sabrina Phillips and Scott Forsyth to name a few. I was fortunate enough to teach at award winning studios such as OneDance Creative Art Centre and Vitality Dance. My greatest accomplishments were the awards I received for my choreography as this had been a long time dream of mine. Always wanting to evolve within the arts, I pursued my dream of learning aerial arts with the Vancouver Circus School specializing in aerial hoop and contortion. Along this amazing journey I obtained my 200hr Yoga Certification.
I auditioned and was offered a position with Conteur Dance Company in Toronto directed by Eryn Waltman. Unfortunately, due to a severe hip injury I turned down this opportunity instead choosing to move back to Kelowna where I am currently completing my education to be a Medical Lab Assistant.
To this day I credit my success with the incredible family that is Reflections Dance. I am forever grateful to the guidance and inspiration I received from the faculty and my peers. Dance is still a part of my being as I continue to teach workshops in Vancouver and frequent Harbour Dance Centre. I am so proud to be forever a Reflections Dance Alumni.