Where were you born?
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas! I always felt like I didn't belong in the place I was, but that keeps changing. I've come to love and feel at home in the east coast, Europe, and Texas once again!
Do you have any funny family stories?
One time I told my mom her cooking smelled horrible, but we actually just had a skunk stuck in our garage. Sorry, mom!
Can you describe your relationship with your parents?
They have been the most supportive people! I am constantly throwing crazy ideas at them, and almost always following through with them. They have helped guide me through the chaos, and always help make my desires my reality. It's really special to have people who care so much about you.
What are your best and worst memories of childhood?
My best childhood memory was of when my siblings and I used to make movies together, whether it was a school project or just for fun. We remade Home Alone one time, that was a classic. Also, once we invited my parents into the dinning room, and put together a "dinner theater" performance. I improvised some dancing in a red velvet leotard, one brother pretended to play the piano (really it was just a present song), and my other brother filmed the "performance". My worst memory was the time my brothers threatened to lock me in a cage with a lobster, if I didn't drink an entire bottle of ketchup. Luckily, my mom walked in before I downed it, and luckily there was no cage or lobster. In all seriousness, my brothers are the best!
What are your best and worst memories of grade school?
In 5th grade, I was voted class President, which is already funny. Although on the last week of school, I got in trouble for the first time. I wanted to leave my mark at that school, so I signed my name on a tree in sharpie, thinking it was no big deal. Then EVERYONE signed their name on it (one of my few trend setting moments) so, I got called into the Principle's office to be told I was a poor leader. I'd say that was a best and worst moment all in one.
Was there a teacher who had a strong influence on you?
There are many, but the teachers I feel directly altered my path include Ariel Freedman, Robbie Moore, Joy Davis, Alissa Cardone, Uri Shafir, and Marcus Schulkind. They each have influenced me in different ways, but I feel there was something they felt or did so intently that I couldn't help but implement it in my own work. I have had many other wonderful teachers beyond this list, many are my peers from The Boston Conservatory.
What do you do for fun?
Besides dancing, I like to paint, even though I'm not very good. I used to bake homemade bread, and i love to play board games! I'm always looking for people to play games with, if anyone's interested!
How has your life been different than you’d imagined?
Well, since before I can remember, I said I wanted to be a Doctor and a cheerleader who drives a pickup truck mustang. But, I have done none of that, and no one has invented a mustang truck yet!
What does your future hold?
I have absolutely no idea! I can only hope it contains dancing, traveling, meeting good people, and completing my Gyrotonics teaching certification.
How would you like to be remembered?
I hope to leave a kind impression on people. I want to be remembered as a good person, and maybe a little bit spunky!