Everything I know and love in life has it’s roots in art or dance: I studied Illustration at Utah State University, but just before completing an art degree, I was captured by the world of professional ballroom dance. I put my art career on pause to pursue professional dance opportunities, thinking that I could return to art when age or injury ended my dance career. After competing throughout the nation, and owning my own ballroom studio the time has come to return to art and illustration. When not in the studio creating art, I divide my time between teaching ballroom dance and art to the young people of my community. I am a single parent of one amazing kid who joins me on adventures in our home in Northern Utah. We like to hike, camp and bike and we both have a passion for aerial arts…one day we may run away and join the circus.