Bachelor of Science Kinesiology /Dance Minor from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Minnesota
Number of years with EEE: Since 2009
Besides your time in class and rehearsal with EEE, what are your other jobs?
My other jobs include teaching competitive dance to kids grades 4-12 and Bar tending at a local pub called the 617 Lounge
What do you love about being an EEE dancer?
I love the rhythmic challenges that come with being a jazz dancer, it helps me connect and hear the music in ways I didn't think possible. But within that I also love the freedom to play and push the connection to the music, and Karis does a really great job utilizing both of those skills. What I truly love about being an EEE dancer is the family that Karis has created. We come together because of our passion for dance and performance and through that I feel like I have life long friends!
As a dancer, what's something you're learning right now/ something that's inspiring you?
Something that's inspiring me now, or that I'm working on personally, is to go into the rehearsal process with ease. Ease is a word that keeps me grounded and helps me keep an open mind as we work to develop new ideas. It also helps me realize that as I become an older, more mature dancer, to take movement risks/challenges with ease. Plus that word inspires me to keep the rehearsal process light and fun!
Random/fun fact about yourself:
Two random things about me (1) I tend to fold and separate my dirty laundry, with the intention to make the laundry process easier and (2) while grocery shopping, I have a tendency to shake the items in my hand before placing them in the cart (this one my husband notices all the time!)