I began my life as a ballet dancer until I fell in love with the rule- breaking freedom of Modern dance. I have a BFA in Dance and a BA in Communication from UCSB (2004) and an MFA in Dance from CSULB (2013). I was first introduced to Pilates while in Graduate school at CSULB by my mentor, Karen Clippinger, and became a certified BASI Pilates teacher in 2013 with a Dance specialization. My teaching experience includes teaching Pilates at CSULB, as well as dance at UCSD (Ballet), CSUF (modern), SDSU (modern), American Ballet Theater’s summer intensives in Orange County (Modern), and A Step Beyond (ballet and contemporary).
I have always lived and danced in California, from San Francisco to LA to San Diego as I am attached to the ocean. I spend much of my days caring for my 6 year old daughter, Amelia and 4 year old son, Charlie. Since becoming a mother I have come to appreciate the complexity and adaptability of the Pilates method. Like all of you I have so many demands on my time and energies which makes me especially interested in sustainability: I need to get as many of my needs met during a workout as possible. This is why, when given the opportunity, I purchased Pilates on Cue and created Spring Theory Pilates in 2021. Pilates allows me exercise, stretch, learn to move better, have fun, and connect within all at once. I needed Pilates to stay in my community and I’m excited to continue to share the method. I'm here to help.