Grew up in Long Beach, California; didn’t take ballet seriously until 16, when she joined South Bay Ballet under Diane Lauridsen; danced principal roles in “Coppelia,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Graduation Ball” “Cinderella,” and “Nutcracker. “ Attended intensives on scholarship at San Francisco Ballet, ABT NYC, Complexions, and Orlando Ballet. Personally invited by Alonzo King to take class; other master classes include Gelsey Kirkland, Ashley Wheater, Laura Alonso, Desmond Richardson, Trey McIntire, Christina Johnson, Mimmo Miccolis, Kee Juan Han.
Selected to perform at International Ballet Competition; Regional Dance America award recipient for professional and university scholarships. Scholarhipped trainee at The Washington Ballet for three years under Septime Webre; performed at Kennedy Center in “Giselle,” “Swan Lake,” “ Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “Sleeping Beauty.” Danced lead roles in “Fluctuating Hemlines, ” “Carmen,” and “Carmen in Havana,” with Washington Opera, where David Palmer created her a solo. Understudied “Theme and Variations” and “Serenade.” Final year, danced 36 of 40 “Nutcrackers” at Warner Theater.
Joined UMB 2016. Featured roles include Arabian and Dew Drop in “ Nutcracker” and Bright Eyes in “Legend of Timpanogos.” Performed works by Balanchine, Heather Gray, Alan Hineline; guested for Eva Stone and Kenneth Walker Dance Project