After twenty years of rigorous dance training and a degree in performing arts from NYU Tisch, I truly believed being a dance artist was my destiny. It didn’t matter which avenue; broadway, film, television, or contemporary theatre — dance was the only pathway for me. Or so I thought.
I quickly learned, that ‘rejection’ is synonymous with being an artist, and especially as a dancer ‘for hire.’ I found it to be utterly soul sucking and exhausting to the point of depression.
I was only looking for opportunities to do my art, to perform, and to tell my stories but felt like I had very little control over those vehicles.
Around this same time, I stumbled upon teaching, which later became the catalyst to uncovering my love for many other outlets such as writing, producing, directing, and business. Throughout this process, I realized I wasn’t meant to be ‘solely a dancer’… but instead to be an artist — someone who could make a difference for young artists by building their confidence and shaping them to become the best version of themselves.
My mission is to help other artists identify, develop and achieve their dreams. This is why I have founded brands like Acting for Dancers, Lola the Ladybug, Coal Harbour Pictures, IDTV, Rêve, Hardcrit, and Rockridge Dance Theatre which have proven to give artists the opportunity to reach their fullest potential in a discipline they are passionate about.