"When you know what you want, when you know who you are, regardless of the space, it makes it a lot easier to be able to navigate life and do what you need to do."
"I can’t just teach dance. I use dance to teach life."
"I think a lot of folks think about the Arts & Culture scene as something reserved for bigger cities, but I take dance wherever I go. The arts are for everyone – including those in small communities."
"I strive to leave something better than I found it. And if I can do that in any small way, here in Birmingham, that’ll be an accomplishment."
"We, the arts, are having an enormous economic impact on the success and vibrancy of this city... We are literally creating jobs – and in a field where it's so hard to find an artistic home."