I am an independent contractor seeking contracts as a master's teacher, a choreographer, a judge or a convention/camp instructor. I can also be contracted as a consultant to new owner(s) or future owner(s) in developing a successful dance curriculum and/or training instructors how to teach the studio-wide curriculum, drafting a business plan for a business start-up, office and instructor management training and training guides.
I have a very nice setup for a new business owner seeking support or a future owner seeking knowledge and experience.
I have over 20 years of experience in the dance industry, the last 10 years at the professional level. I would describe myself as talented, articulate, and confident. I have the ability to juggle a variety of responsibilities.
I have 30 years of training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, hip-hop, heels, modern, tap, acro, and more. Co-owning a dance studio with my dance business help me to learn to multitask, delegate a workload, and to become an independent self-starter at most any position.
I also have 15 years of experience working in political offices as a campaign manager and a legislative assistant. During my time working as the administrative assistant to the chairman of the Winnebago County Republican party during the 2004 Bush campaign, I learned a great deal about managing volunteers.
I attended Columbia College. I was a choreographer for Jungle Book, Children's Theater Project, Family Smash Up, Heartland Community Church, Dream On, Friends, Love, Believe, and Arts for Life.
I was an artistic director of A Christmas Angel, Lewis Dance Progressions, Dance Source Unlimited and Forest Hills Dance Company. I've been coaching and doing choreography for school dance teams across Illinois and Wisconsin. I've been judging and choreographing all over the world.