My love of dance comes from my late mother, Jeanne, who opened our studio in 1958. I began studying dance as a toddler and graduated from the High School of Performing Arts (now LaGuardia High School for the Arts) in New York City. I continued my dance studies at Adelphi University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in dance.
I started sharing my love of dance as a teenager, teaching children’s classes in our studio and in many other places over the years. As my mother reduced her ballroom teaching hours in the early 1990’s, I took over the adult classes, expanding on her excellent basic courses. I have also taught Ballroom Dance in adult education, as a guest teacher at various local dances, and for private dance groups.