I have been teaching Salsa & Bachata for over 13 years. I have travelled, performed, and taught all across the United States. My love of dance began when I took at group Salsa lesson while in college. I instantly fell in love with the dance, music, and community that surrounds Salsa music and began to train and study the dance in earnest. I have trained with many different instructors before settling down in Salt Lake City Utah for 4 years where I trained under Maria Ivanova of DF Dance Studio, joined their dance company, and began to teach.
I then stepped back from the dance scene for a little while and moved to Washington State where I started my family and opened Sound In Motion Studio. I became the mother of four children, and continued to dance and teach through my pregnancies! While pregnant with my fourth child, I realized that there was a need for Salsa and Latin dancing in Boise, and decided to move my family and Sound in Motion there.
I am known for my ability to breakdown the technical details of dance into bite size chunks allowing people to improve in the fastest and simplest way possible. Known for my casual, friendly, yet attention-to-detail teaching style, I am a master at getting you to become the best dancer you can be while having a blast doing it.
I met my amazing wife Heather in 2012. She introduced me to this wonderful world of Latin dance, and I now wish I had known about it much earlier in life! It only took her a few years to convince me to quit my day job and go full time helping her run the studio and teach dance. I love helping the new dancers as they start on their journey into the fun and exciting world of Latin social dancing.