"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."
"People experience culture in different ways. It doesn’t necessarily have to be high art. It is a part of our everyday language, and it comes from different places. Movement tells the stories in our bodies. When we can break it down that way, and encourage others to tell their own stories, it becomes a dance."
"Ballet gave me the means to become a citizen of the world. I appreciated how special that was and how infrequent it was to have that opportunity."
“I think we influence and impact other artists to design and build similar programs that use the arts to teach and illuminate academic concepts, and I hope this trend continues as the importance of STEAM is realized.”