“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pine
Janet Jackson. She’s the reason I became a dancer. She’s my spirit animal.
After retiring from pro cheerleading/dancing, I became a dance fitness instructor to stay active, continue my love for dance and to give back to others. Because my background is dance, my class tends to be more cardio-dance focused; however, you don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy it. My class is about self-expression and freedom to do what you want, so I like to try many different types of dance styles and genres, with my favorites being in Hip Hop, Afro beats and Caribbean. As an instructor, my hope is that my customers are able to let loose, have fun and be their own “dance rockstar” for the hour of their life that they share with me. My greatest joy is to see my customers smiling and putting their own “flavor” on my moves!
Ben & Jerry’s Fudge Brownie ice cream
Live out loud moment
There was one time that I was dancing a freestyle performance and Déjà Vu came on. Something happened that almost felt like an “out of body” experience! I embodied the emotion of the song, got completely lost in the music and performed with my heart. I felt so alive and free at that moment. I felt like a rockstar!! Since then, I’ve continued to chase that dance high!
How do you take care of your Inner Me
Silence. There are too many distractions in the world. Sometimes I like silence and to just be present at the moment. Nature. I love being outdoors and it helps me to reconnect with my spirit. Self Love. Sounds cliché, but remembering to honor myself first is the number one way I take care of my Inner Me.