About Me

It’s possible to have many lives. There’s not one way or one time or one career. I was a harsh teen, a happy singer, a bitchy waitress, a graceful dancer, a crazy teacher, a bad accountant, a patient producer, an appreciative traveler, a ya ya writer, and I’m not finished yet... 

I found my connection to the world through books. I became interested in people because of their colorful and varied backgrounds and histories. Books opened up the idea that there was more than one place to live, one religion to consider, one way to think about things. There was an entire world full of examples and options for living the kind of life I wanted. And I found I shared a common, core element with every human being on this planet: we become the choices we make.

The beauty is that no one thing can stop us from creating our own story. We’re in a constant mode of choosing colors, shade, light, and perspective to gain experience that allows the ebb and flow of our personal drama, our life. I’m pretty happy about it too!

Write

 

I started writing because of dance. I tackled curriculum, grants, strategic plans, and evaluations for nonprofits. As well, award-winning dance-plays with choreography for Carmel Arts Festival, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and more. Structuring a novel is similar to choreographing movement.

Dance

 

I advocate for Arts Education. I believe it's important for kids with amazing stories but without opportunity, to train and perform in a creative medium. I founded Ignite Dance Workshops and taught at the EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood. I've traveled the world training, performing, and developing the commercial dance industry talent pool and generations of dance students. I love teaching - it's real time with real people.