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Holistic Life & Health Coach


Certified Health Coach

Certified Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coach

Adjunct Professor at  Grand Valley State University and Hope College

Faculty member at Boston Ballet School, Grand Rapids Ballet School, & New Jersey School of Ballet

Danced with The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, State Street Ballet, & National Choreographers Initiative

Degrees in Business Administration & Legal Studies

Founder of Thriving 360 Health Coaching LLC



Certified Executive, Career and Life Coach

Goal Imagery Institute®

Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coach Training™

Teaching and Coaching Experience


Course Creator and Virtual Coach

- Dancer 360 Course: Body, Mind, Soul

- The Confident Dancer Course

- The College Dance Decision

- Performance Mindset Audio Meditations


Health Coach

Thriving 360 Health Coaching LLC

Working with dancer and non-dancer clients in a thought-provoking and creative process designed to maximize personal and professional potential


Adjunct Professor

Grand Valley State University

Dance Conditioning (conditioning principals, nutrition, anatomy, injury prevention & care, cross-training for dancers)

Freshman Dance Company Director (choreography, conduct rehearsals, organize and manage touring to local schools, costume and lighting design)


Faculty Member

Grand Rapids Ballet School

Ballet Levels 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

Pointe, Yoga for Dancers, Stretch and Strengthening, Jumps and Turns


Faculty Member

Boston Ballet School, Newton, MA

Elementary 1, 2, 3, and Intermediate 3

Choreographed new piece (Untitled) for Student Showcase; selected for special showing

Dance History, Costume History/Design, and Ballet Mime


Director, Ballet Program

Rockford School of Dance, Rockford, MI

Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Yoga for Dancers, Pre-Pointe and Pointe

Instituted new Ballet Program Syllabus to track progress and unify ballet training school-wide

Professional ballet Experience



National Choreographers Initiative

Worked collaboratively with choreographers to develop new works.

Modular - James Sewell. Pas de deux

The Guy in the White Shirt Ann Marie DeAngelo. Pas de deux

Untitled - Christopher d'Amboise. Pas de deux

No Fixed Point - Ron De Jesus. Featured soloist

Broken  - Gina Patterson. Pas de deux

In Passing - William Soleau.  Principal role


Company Member

State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara, CA

Solus - John Henry.  Featured

B.A.N.D. - Robert Sund. Soloist

Tango Rain - William Soleau. Pas de trois

Taming of the Shrew - Robert Sund


Company Member

Ballet Pacifica, Irvine, CA

Lilac Garden (Jardin Aux Lilas) - Anthony Tudor

Somewhere-In/Between - Jodie Gates. Pas de deux 

Allegro Brilliante - George Balanchine 

Unknown Territory - Choo San Goh

Calm and Stormy - Molly Lynch. Pas de trois

The Nutcracker - Molly Lynch. Snow Queen, Spanish (soloist), Arabian (pas de deux), doll

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Molly Lynch

Wake Yet Wake - Todd Williams 

Participated in rehearsals with Robert Altman, Neve Campbell and Malcom McDowell to test camera work for upcoming film, The Company

The Taming of the Shrew - Molly Lynch

Romeo and Juliet - Molly Lynch

Saltimbanques - Paul Vasterling

We Awoke in Mourning - Robert Sund.  Pas de deux

Personal Statements - Tina Gerstler

Der Spielplatz - Matthew Neenan, featured soloist

Untitled - Davis Robertson



Joffrey Ballet of Chicago

Taming of the Shrew - John Cranko

The Nutcracker - Robert Joffrey. Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers, Marzipan Merlitons (demi-soloist)

Viva Vivaldi - Gerald Arpino 

Les Présages - Léonide Massine 

Awards and Scholarships


Gus Giordano Choice Award

Carey Rose Winski Scholarship




Carey Rose Winski Scholarship


dance Training

  • The Academy of Dance Arts, Downers Grove, IL

Trained under Prima Ballerina, Sherry Moray (Stuttgart Ballet), Homer Bryant, and Robert Estner

Also studied under Finus Jhung, Sofie Monat, Jefferson Baum, Duncan Noble, Melanie Anderson, Mary Linda Graham, Charles Maple, Janek Schergen, Alaine Haubert, Gus Giordano, Joel Hall, Kirby Reed, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Jordeen Ivanov-Erickson, Lawrence Rosenberg, Wes Chapman, Roger Van Fleteren, Charthel Arthur, Cameron Basden and Mark Goldweber

  • Checcetti Council of America Grades I through VI with Honors
  • Royal Academy of Dance Grades VII through Elementary with Honors
  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lake, MI

Four summers on scholarship with the Ballet Ensemble

professional memberships

The Public Health Career Club

A community dedicated to building public health careers.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

The international professional organization for authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

International Association for Dance Medicine and Science

IADMS enhances health, well-being, training, and performance in dance by cultivating medical, scientific, and educational excellence.