College attended/degree: University of Minnesota, TC. B.A. in Dance, and a B.A. in psychology
Number of years with EEE: I started with EEE in the summer of 2007 so I think that makes almost 8 years… crazy!
Besides class and rehearsal with EEE, what are your other jobs? I am a yoga/fitness instructor. I currently teach at 5 different studios in the south metro including Ballare. I teach Vinyasa Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Yoga Barre, Yoga Sculpt, and Yoga Circuit. I am also a full time mommy to my 4.5 mo! I love my job(s). I get to be active, be around amazing talented and inspiring people, and best of all I get to spend a lot of time with my favorite human, my baby boy!!!
what I love about being an EEE dancer: I love the pride I get when I tell people I dance for a Jazz company and then have to explain what Jazz is. I love that I feel like I have a safe and supportive space to express my movement in rehearsal. And, of course, I LOVE the people/dancers that make up EEE. They are a second family to me and I feel so honored to share a stage, and a love of dance with them.
As a dancer, what's something you're learning right now/ something that's inspiring you? Well I am 4.5 mo postpartum and I had a C-section. I have never struggled with balance and have always felt very strong. Since having my little guy and recovering from a C-section I have struggled with my balance and feeling very week in my core. So, I guess you could say I am LEARNING all over again how to find my core and balance when moving. I am inspired by all the strong and amazing mommas out there who are doing the same thing regardless if they are a dancer or not. I think the hardest yet most amazing and rewarding thing I have ever done is be pregnant, go through labor, and be a parent. It has taught me to have more integrity for myself and my body and to never take anything that I might do "well", like dance, for granted. I am learning to be a dancer and a mom with a new body.
Fun fact about me: I can now hold a baby, type on my computer and eat a sandwich all at once… pretty sure I could join the circus.