apprentice, originally from Troy, IL, began her dance training under Rena Storm, studying the Cecchetti Method. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Webster University. She has had the opportunity to perform works by Antony Tudor, Jose Limon, Michael Uthoff, Tymberly Canale, Gary Hubler, James Robey, Monica Newsam and Dawn Karlovsky, at New Dance Horizons IV in a work by Dianne McIntyre, with James Robey Dance at the Dancing in the Streets Festival and at the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City, Mexico. During previous summers, she attended the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Intensive Program and the ArcDanz Summer Intensive in Puebla, Mexico. Most recently, she was given the opportunity to perform a solo as a part of the Young Choreographers Showcase at the Spring to Dance Festival in St. Louis.