I have always loved to dance. As a child growing up in a small town, I started in ballet/jazz, loving the opportunity to bring my athletic & musical abilities together. When I discovered modern dance & creative movement in college I knew I had found my passion. I learned I could teach children and adults the fundamentals of movement and dance in a positive, noncompetitive environment. I shared this passion in the FM area for 30 years, first with Mahkahta Dance Theatre (1982-1990) and subsequently with 8th Street Studio of Dance (1990-2012). The past several years I have devoted my time to the caretaking of both grandchildren and my elderly parents. I have recently discovered the healing benefits of yoga and mindfulness and re-discovered how vital dancing is to my physical, mental and spiritual well-being.