Dance has been a driving force for me since a very young age. I began dancing at the age of 3 with Folklorico. As my passion for dance grew I yearned to learn more and for that reason I decided to attend Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. It was there that I was able to diversify my spectrum of dance; I began training in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and other world dances. Having had such wonderful training I was able to perform on the Repertory II Company under the direction of Linda James and Kate Walker.
Over the years I have had the wonderful privilege of studying under Kyle Richards, Garfield Lemonius, Thom Clower, Lily Weiss, Clifford Williams, Jennifer Mabus, Robert Battle, Kanji Segawa, Andy Noble, Lily Cai, Orion Drusckstein, Glenda Brown Choreography Project, Alvaro Rosales, Lisette Guerrero, Daniel Cordova, and Moussa Diabate. I began teaching at Anita N Martinez Ballet Folklorico in 2009. I have also worked at Anson Jones Elementary School, Big Thought/ Thriving Minds Afterschool Programs, DISD Summer camps, and guest choreographed for Newman Smith High School.
I hold education just as highly as I do dance. I graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Physiology and Health Management. While at SMU I participated in many organizations including Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc., Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors Society and served on the executive committee for the Multicultural Greek Council. The balance of dance and fostering my education has taught me many things in life and I am very fortunate to have been given the opportunities to pursue both avidly and with much charisma. I hope to spread all that I have learned by enriching each individual that I am able to teach whether it be by learning footwork, posture, or boosting self-confidence.