Each time we roll into a new decade I tend to reflect back on the previous 10 years. Each decade has always brought change; some good and some bad. But the 2010’s have brought more new beginnings and more career growth than I could have ever thought possible. When 2010 started, I never could have imagined that I would return to the dance industry, but return I did. It was during this decade that I had the opportunity to teach at:
The Manhattan Ballet School
Broadway Donation Dance Classes
New Rising Sun Dance Project
New York Film Academy
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Marymount Manhattan College
Broadway Dance Center
and of course, The Joffrey Ballet School
It was also during this decade that I started traveling the country to guest teach at countless schools, studios, conservatories and conventions.
I would be remiss if I did not thank the people who were responsible for making this transition possible. So on this New Year’s Eve I want to extend a huge THANK YOU (in no special order) to (I hope I’m not forgetting anyone…apologies to anyone left off the list):
Lisa Gajda Maiolo
Angelica Lynn Stiskin
Colleen Barnes Merwin
Jeanne Dybdahl Chelsen
Madame Gabriella Darvash
Without each of you, I would be living a very different life. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart.
In 2020 I will be traveling over seas to teach for the first time. THANK YOU to Therese Rooney for opening that door for me! Because of you I will be starting a new decade with a new adventure!
Here’s to new beginnings! Happy 2020.