My road in life took a while to figure out.
I started dancing late.
I auditioned for performing arts school after only 1 year of dance training...I got in.
I went to college for dance, great for the mind, not great for dance career.
I went to NYC...lacked confidence to hit dance scene full on...waited tables and got lost for a bit.
Moved to lost some more...worked @ theater company where I choreographed plays.
Ah ha moment: "choreography comes so naturally to me."
Started "Hysterica dance co." Worked for years making original work and honing skills.
10 years later, timing, talent and preparation come together to create a career making choreography.
Keep following my journey


High School
Dance, General
The University of Texas at Austin


Artistic director of Hysterica Dance Co.

I am a professional choreographer.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Each gig, so each day, is different. But common threads are: Prepare for rehearsal, be prepared practically so you have the tools you need at hand (music / images / ipad). Work in studio or on set with director, dancers and designer. End the day by evaluating what you did and beginning prep for next one.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Create work! Hone your skills by doing choreography whenever and wherever you can.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should have a back up...don't put all of your eggs in one basket."

Challenges I Overcame

Only artist in family