I am an NYC-based movement educator with a lifelong passion for dance. My movement study began at the age of six with classical ballet training. The rest of my dance background includes ballet, jazz, modern, Graham, character, contemporary, and various street styles. Through dance, I discovered Pilates and have been leading classes for the past nine years as a mix of strengthening, flexibility, and release work incorporating the Franklin Method. Layered with my love of music, my classes add another unique element of expression and playfulness.
I completed my Comprehensive Pilates training with Balanced Body, and went on to certify with the Pilates Method Alliance. I'm also certified in TRX, Yoga (YogaWorks 200 Hour), and Balanced Body Barre.
My life experiences as a multiracial, multicultural, and racially ambiguous cisgendered woman are what compelled me to study Sociology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a minor in Music. I am excited to begin my journey with the Connective. My goal is to create a space where everyone feels welcome regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, culture, or religion. Teaching at this cooperatively-owned business allows me to steer my offerings in a new direction that fully represent the depth of my voice and talents, and to reach students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.