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I come from a very eclectic family filled with incredible stories and long lives. We are from all sorts of different ethnicities: Italian, Native American, African, Cuban, and Puerto Rican.
I have a great appreciation for the beauty and diversity in every person I have ever encountered!
In order for me to explain what dance means to me, let me start from the very beginning. I started dancing when I was three years old in New Jersey. My mother told me that she initially signed me up for dance because of the pretty costumes I would wear. At the time, we didn’t know that dance would become such a life long passion for me!
I began my dance training in 2003 in NJ at Maria Priadka school of dance. In 2005 my family moved to Georgia where I would continue my dance education at The Dance Factory, Inc where I studied under the direction of Debbie Daniel Wells in all genres of dance including... Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, & HipHop.
I had the unique privilege of training with some of the industries greats: Debbie Wells, Debbie Kohler, Sasha Comrie, Elycia Phelps, David Mann, Jason Kalish, Tokyo Inouye, Brandon Nguyen-Hilton, Jeff Foote, Joe Vanloon, Aaron Parkhurst, Miles Keeney.
I have won numerous awards and scholarships throughout my years as a competitive dancer. Now I enjoy teaching dance to young people...it is a life long goal and I'm pleased to be able to share my knowledge of dance through education. Currently, I'm in my third year at Montclair State University. I'm studying Communications and Media Arts and I dance with Broadway Dance Center and a new recruit of Musicians for Social Justice.
"If your goal is bigger than your fear...you can accomplish anything."
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