Freelance dancer, choreographer, instructor
Five words that describe your business
Creative, artistic, physical, demanding and enjoyable
Describe your business
I am a free lance dancer, choreographer, and instructor in the Edmonton community. I teach at various establishments throughout Edmonton including schools and private studios. Whenever there is need of choreography my diverse background in dance can help. I have choreographed at Victoria Performing Arts School and the U of A. I also am a dancer/improviser too. You will see me perform at various festivals including “The Works” in Edmonton.
What or who inspired you to start your business?
I am very passionate about “dance” and I truly believe if everyone experienced dance the world would be a better place to live in. I had a wonderful dance teacher where I grew up in Fort McMurray who also inspired me and supported me on the “dance journey”.
My parents were also very good advocates for me, they supported me in receiving my BFA in dance from SFU and always encouraged me to grow and enhance my knowledge of dance.
What are your most popular products or services?
Teaching workshops or lessons and schools or private studios. A fun different from my usual job is teaching couples “fun non-traditional” wedding dance like a swing dance. I teach: creative dance, ballet, jazz, contemporary, folk, social dance.
What do you love most about what you do?
I interact with all kinds of people who range in ages from a 4 year old to a 60 year old. They all have one thing in common they love how dancing makes them feel.
How do you balance being a mom and entrepreneur?
I could not do it without the support of my husband and my mom and dad. They are wonderful people who truly make me happy and support me.
What single piece of advice would you give moms starting their business?
Take time for yourself, do not be afraid to ask for help, and ask LOTS of questions to people who have been through it.
How do you relax?
What place inspires you and why?
The Ocean, the clean air that I can smell. My Grandma’s hometown, a farm town, allows for the simple life we forgot sometimes.
What is your biggest fear?
That I will have an injury that will not allow me to sustain my physicality in my work.
What is your motto?
Live life to the fullest!
What motivates you?
Seeing other successful mom’s “doing it”!!
My kids happy and excited when they see mom dancing
My student shaking my hand and the end of a semester saying “THANKS”, this dance class was great!!