Director of Dance at Burbank High School 2010-2014, Director of Dance at Laguna Beach High School 2014-Present, Part-Time Dance Studio Teacher, Professional Dancer for modern dance company: Dance Aegis, Professional Dancer for jazz dance company: JazzWorks
I describe my teaching style as hands-on. Every day, I consider myself in the same trenches as the students, and together, we are navigating their personal growth and development. My classroom is often considered a safe space for creativity and collaboration. The environment reflects one of organized chaos, and I incorporate many opportunities for students to make choices and use technology. I am more interested in how dance can be used to motivate students to do well academically and socially. For me, dance is a healing art form, and I strive to help students become their best selves by exploring who they are (and who they are not) through my curriculum.
CSULB Summa Cum Laude, CSULB Distinguished Alumni, Ballet Zaida Muse
Bachelor of Arts in Dance Science from CSU Long Beach, Master of Arts in Dance from CSU Long Beach, Single Subject Credential in Physical Education, Career Technical Education Credential in Arts, Media, and Entertainment
I enjoy reading, spending time with my husband, taking care of my three dogs, and attempting to cook. Life is short, so I am trying to make the most of my time here while I can and by sharing my resources with you, I hope you can continue to expand the horizons of dance education for our youth.