There have been many different phases in my life. I always grown up wanting to dance, loved taking class, but didn’t love putting in the extra work, or being 100% committed to ballet or being a ballerina. Grew up in a very active household hiking on the weekends in the VW bus for what I use to call as FFO’s (forced family outings.) I could always do everything in ballet, but it wasn’t enough to drive me to put in the extra effort. There was always something else- it wasn’t my parents, it wasn’t the school… basically… like a force. Having doubts in high school about joining Colorado Ballet and I was like whoa, this is very competitive, I’m not sure this is what I want, or if this is even right for me. And it wasn’t until I moved to NYC that I gave dancing everything. Auditioned for a job, and began working for a company called Tracy Anderson training celebrity clients fitness through dance, and traveling the world. An amazing career that lead to me ultimately to the purpose of my life – meditation under the direction of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. His presentation of meditation and modern buddhism is dance with words and I fell in love. Growing up has always been about doing things for others. Some people know there is a part that alway sees what they’re suppose to do from a young age, they just know their path. Dance has always been my path. Some people grow up loving dance, and exuding everything else. These past three years since having met meditation, I’ve been trying to enjoy myself more incorporate my love for dance with a easy, relaxed mind. It helps being a bit scared, living, but opportunities present themselves daily to fine tune patience, or resisting complaing, or getting up and going to that 7.30am class before ballet class to warm up! So my passion is fused with a love for helping others to make a life of happiness as well as living a life I feel inspired, yet accountable for creating.I’m more comfortable with myself as a person, getting older helps, not trying to fit in, being sober and vegetarian amongst a meat eating, social family, just being myself helps motivate and encourage me to do what I love.