Beginner Jazz Teacher
I am hoping my beginner jazz class will allow anyone who did not get the chance to try jazz dance before coming to Queens the opportunity to try it and fall in love with it the way I did. My class will help teach and build on any previous dance technique as well as give any dancers the confidence to perform on stage. Not only am I hoping my dancers will walk away with new steps but I am hoping they will walk away with a new-‐found love for jazz dance.
Year: 3rd year Kinesiology
Hometown: Richmond Hill
What does dance mean to you? Dance to me is an escape from my day to day stress and anxieties that come with school and life itself. When I dance my mind is able to escape all other responsibilities and is able to focus on the way movement feels in my body. Being a kinesiology student dance has also become a learning platform myself. When I dance I love to take what I have learned in my classes about the human body and explore it in my own body while I am dancing.
Most memorable dance experience: Ar my last competition with Jcb, my solo was the last dance of the competition and I finished off my studio dance career by getting a score of 95. I was really proud of myself.
If you were a special award, what would it be called and why? it would be called the Happy feet award because i am always dancing no matter where I am as well I am always smiling.
Theme song for your life: Move your body by Beyonce
I have been dancing since I was 3 years old at JCB Danceworks in Richmond Hill. At age 6 I joined the competitive team and competed for 11 years. Throughout those 11 years I competed and trained in all styles of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and acro. I have completed all of my Royal Academy of Dance ballet levels. I had a tap trio for 6 years and a tap solo for 4, both winning many special and overall score awards. As well I was in the St. Elizabeth and Westmount Collegiate Institute High School dance programs. My experience at JCB has lead me to love dance as well as love to teach dance as I was a teacher for recreational and competitive dancers for 5 years.