I reject the idea that one must give up dancing/performing once they “grow up”. Dance is a part of me and therefore will always be a part of my life. I trained mostly in jazz in my youth and have dabbled in swing, salsa, pole and belly dance as an adult. Currently I am proud to have successfully incorporated dance performance into my life through burlesque dancing and dance performance groups (currently Wish Heart Dance) and am looking forward to connecting with this Portland dance community further to see how far I can grow as a dancer. I love performing and inspiring others to put in the work and keep doing what they love.