It all started in California
with my two awesome parents
Since I was 11 years old I spent most of my time in the ballet studio. Summers were wasted away perfecting steps, movement, art. Something I will never regret, because it has made me who I am: hard-working, persistent, and full of life. After training rigorously with Maria Vegh (Harkness Ballet), and at various elite summer programs, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre New York, Kirov Academy, and Salzburg Ballet, I decided to go to University of California, Irvine and get a Bachelor of Fine Arts at age 16.
At University I focused on performing and perfecting ballet technique, modern technique (Horton, Graham, Cunningham), jazz technique (Giordano, Matt Mattox, among others), and character dances around the world. I studied choreography under Jodie Gates and improvisation with Lisa Naugle.