WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Born and raised on the tough streets of King of Prussia.
HOW DID YOU ENCOUNTER TANGO?
Well the first class I took was a Main Line School Night course. But for some reason, I had ALWAYS wanted to learn tango, even though I had no real exposure to it before then. Somehow I knew tango before it knew me.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE TANGO IN THREE WORDS?
Nuanced, Connected, Honest
ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO TANGO?
Be kind to yourself. This is a long term journey, so enjoy the discovery process.
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT EXCHANGING ROLES?
I like the idea that learning doesn’t have to be gender biased. And you gain a larger perspective on the dance.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TEACHING AT SANGHA SPACE?
Oh my, the people. Kindness exudes from almost everyone. It’s such a pleasure to be surrounded by love, isn’t it?
SOME SAY TEACHERS ARE LIFELONG LEARNERS. WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE CURRENTLY LEARNING MORE ABOUT OR WORKING ON AS A TANGO TEACHER?
I have a keen interest in body mechanics and the psychology of the way people learn. That helps me be a better dancer, a clear instructor, and a compassionate teacher.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TANGO SONG/ORCHESTRA?
Trick question! It changes depending on my mood, my partner, the moment. If all the stars align and we really connect, then it’s my new favorite song!
WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES (BESIDES TANGO) THAT YOU ENJOY?
PILATES! And lots of creative things that use my hands, that seems to be the common thread.
WHAT’S SOMETHING SECRETLY AWESOME ABOUT YOU THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW?
I try not to hide my awesome, I wanna lay it all out for the world to see!