Moving to a high school with a strong arts program kindled my spark for learning and changed my life. My bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington focused on dance and arts for children. I began teaching creative dance to children and taught yoga for adults.
I have more than twenty years’ experience in teaching dance and arts to children, and yoga to adults. After additional studies for drawing, watercolor, and art education for children, I began to see the connections between elements of visual art and dance and was motivated to write curriculums in which creative movement could be used to enhance the learning process. Visual art has become a priority for me as a teacher and in my own practice with watercolor and ceramics.
I enjoy gardening, cooking, hiking, my family and representing nature through art. Inspiring creativity has always been a goal in my profession.