My dance career started from an early age with calypso and soca dancing in Barbados, West Indies with family and friends. While growing up in New York City I was formally trained in Ballet, Tap, and African dance at Harlem School of the Arts. While attending Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania I received a degree in Dance and became a principle company member in the Bucknell Dance Company performing and choreographing Ballet, Modern, and Jazz under the direction of Dana Frangione.
After moving to Los Angeles, California, I started Latin partnered dancing in 2005 with Argentine Tango (pictured) with the Tango Expressions Performance Team under the leadership of Cristina Lupani Rabino (the daughter of Maria Maffia) and Master Pete Rabino (who is also a 9th Dan Martial Arts Instructor).
In 2015 I joined the The Granada LA‘s Good Times Dance Company’s Salsa Amateur Performance Team under the direction of Brigitte Ryerson and Hector Llamas. I performed with the team at Las Vegas (pictured), Palm Springs, and Los Angeles at Salsa and Bachata congresses from 2015-2016. Click below to see some of those performances.
After moving to Austin, Texas in 2016 I joined the Austin’s Inspired Movement Bachata Training Team and Kizomba Performance Team under the direction of Cynthia Mendez and Favian Bustos. I then joined the Amateur Bachata Performance Team of the internationally acclaimed Alma Latina Dance Company. Click HERE to view videos of some demos.
In 2018 I began performing Bachata as a lead as well. Most recently I am on the Ritmo Unidos co-ed Bachata Team directed by Keyler Maguilbray and Nathan Beasley.
I love to dance, I enjoy teaching dance, and I continue to learn how to express myself through dance. I have started a blog series exploring how the art of dance can be a metaphor for the tenants of leadership entitled, “Life Lessons from Dance“.