3 Phrases to Describe My Dance Background
- Though I danced as a child, I did not become interested in Irish dance until I was an adult.
- I started my Irish dance journey with Amy, I was also able to study with Danny Tighe, TCRG, and Joni Muggivan, TCRG and also participated in many workshops with well-known dancers from Lord of the Dance, Riverdance, and Celtic Fyre giving me well-rounded exposure to Irish dance education styles.
- I have competed in both the CLRG and WIDA Irish dance associations up to the National level, achieving Open Champion level with the World Irish Dance Association, and I actively pursue Irish dance teaching certification through WIDA, receiving qualifications in Grades 1-9, which is champion level. So I know how to help my students achieve their Irish dance goals because I’ve been there personally.
Education Team- Instructor
Specialty Team- Troupe Director
Fun Facts About Me
I ride a Harley Davidson Street Glide, which is one of the largest, full dresser touring bikes out there even though I’m only 5″3, but hey when you have ridden over 40K miles on a motorcycle, you like to be comfortable!
My Favorite Quote
“We are all the sum of experiences, some have just added more to the total than others”
My Favorite Crossroads Show
Definitely Peter Pan. I think I made a smashing Captain Hook.
When Not At Crossroads
I am the Tech Lead and a Senior Web Developer on a self service website portal for the Virginia Retirement System and I am also heavily involved in the music program at my church as a pianist, flutist, and song leader.