I am investigative to a fault. When something interests me, I have to know all about it. I’ve followed curiosity through many adventures, most significantly a journey from my native Buffalo to Seattle, which ultimately became a journey in aerial dance, first as a student, and now, back in Buffalo, as an instructor, performer, and studio owner. Aerial work is endlessly fascinating because it gives opportunities to create innovative works in the performing arts, as well as to understand one’s own body down to the bones, muscles, and tendons. I love exploring both the art and the science of it, as well as collaborating with the many other disciplines which relate to these aspects. I also have a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and a Master's degree in Comparative Literature, so I'm totally down to bring some theory and philosophy into the mix too.

aerial dance, yoga, how the body moves, communicating with lots of people, coordinating group of dancers, performance, breathing, controlled chaos, Immanuel Kant, art theory, France and French history

business skills, lighting and sound design, marketing

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." F. Scott Fitzgerald

I admire women who have families and careers and still find time to pursue dance or aerial. It takes some really great planning to be able to manage all of that (and probably some great help too!).

Operating in 5 different modes of communication to make sure everyone gets the memo. Also, being a Virgo.

I have been known to teach English, as well as to do paralegal work.

not much, ha! I have an elaborate series of reminders to get me through the day.

I would probably teach them some stretches, or breathing, or something to do with better posture and alignment. If they're not into that, I'm likely to starting rambling about Kant's Third Critique, which was the subject of my M.A. thesis.