My Favorite Room in Our Home: The Ballet Studio Tour

((Peek below for some before and afters that make my heart swoon!)) This room was originally intended by the builder to be a second living room/ mother-in-law suite but as soon as I walked through the model I KNEW it was perfect for my in home ballet studio. There was an option to place an exterior door where my dancers could enter through the gate to the side of my home and never have to walk...

The Think Pink Project

The Think Pink Project is a dance & fitness partnered cancer organization.  Our mission is to help raise funds and awareness through community outreach to assist families in the financial burden of cancer. I founded Think Pink in early 2013 after my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. I knew I wanted and needed to help make a difference. Working to combine my philanthropic desires...

Panamá – In The News + VIDEO

Right before I returned home from Panama, I was contacted by Rob Novit from my hometown newspaper. They wanted to feature me in an article about my travels abroad teaching dance and my long history with my ballet instructor, the late Carl Crosby. - I was pleased to help the paper and flattered they would want to write about my experiences teaching dance to underprivileged children. The article...

Panamá: – What To Know Next Time

Bring more gifts for the kids we teach Start collecting donations of dance clothing and shoes months before leaving Buy more nail polish to give away! Bring more shorts, it's hot Pack more bug spray and Benadryl Have a disposable camera to let the kids play with Learn Spanish Have long layovers because customs takes a long time Bring CDs, they don't have much else to play music on Bring a...

Panamá Day 9: My Fears Through My Tears

TOURIST DAY!  We woke up at 8:30am and left at 9:00 to see the Panamá Canal but Anna, Typhani, and Lili stayed home because they had already seen it a few times.  Mei-Ling dropped us off at the Miraflores Locks that is one of the three lock systems in the Panamá Canal.  It was interesting to see the way the canal works and learn more about the history of Panamá and the way that...