Originally from the wine country of California, I moved to New Zealand to be with my Kiwi partner in 2013. We met while I was dancing professionally for Princess Cruises and our romance took us all around the world. After a few years of working in Auckland as a Pilates & Barre Instructor at some of the city’s most popular studios, as well as dancing professionally in Rina Chae’s, Street Candee Dance Company, cheerleading for the Vodafone Warriors and making the occasional appearance on Jono and Ben, my partner and I decided it was time for a lifestyle change.
We moved up to his hometown, Kerikeri, in January 2016, where I have been running my own Pilates and Dance studio, Aligned Movement. I find it tremendously rewarding being able to call the shots as well as being the face of the company. I enjoy helping people better themselves and love the everyday interactions I get with my clients, watching them achieve their goals. I also recently began teaching adult dance classes after an overwhelming response of interest and look forward to seeing where that takes me.