I am a dancer. A dancer dances.
I’m also a singer. More specifically, I’m a legit soprano musical theatre/opera singer. First and foremost, however, I have been a dancer. I have trained in ballet since I was a mere two years old, and have been continuing ever since. Now, I sing and dance, often at the same time, on stage for a living and recently received my mat pilates certification through Power Pilates in Manhattan. I’ve been known to teach a class or two between shows.
When I first started performing with opera companies, I was surprised how many singers would come up to me and ask me to help them with the show’s choreography or to “teach them how to dance.” I learned that there is really no resource to help adult beginners learn how to dance or “move,” find classes, and learn the ropes of movement audition calls. In fact, the only thing that existed in abundance was fear. Everyone has had the experience of signing into a “beginning ballet” class only to realize this happens to be the beginning ballet class the principle dancers of Amertican Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet attend or had the wardrobe nightmare showing up wearing their dance belts OVER their tights. This blog is hear to help fix all that.
In this blog you will find interviews with my dancer/mover friends which contain class recommendations in New York City, non-dance exercises you can do home, audition advice, and even how to dress. You will also find videos and entries which help with specific steps, techniques, and exercises, articles about the benefits of exercises and dance, and a heads up on fun exercise events throughout the city.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and learn a little bit more about me. It is my sincerest hope that this blog inspires people express themselves through movement and builds their confidence when tackling choreography and movement during auditions and on stage.
If you want to know even more fun fact about me here they are!
I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in History and a minor in English literature.
I worked as assistant director on the Broadway production of “The Woman in White.”
I used to competitively figure skate.
I belong the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York City.
I once won a pie baking contest with my candied ginger apple pie.
I quote a lot of Shakespeare.
I have an irrational love of Pembroke Welsh Corgis.