"I was so shy growing up that if someone talked to me I'd hide my face so my mom started me dancing at age 2. By age 8, I was given my first solo, which was a rarity at my studio. By age 13, I began teaching.
In college, I studied Travel and Tourism and also taught at a second dance studio. To earn money for college, I completed in the Miss Massachusetts and Miss Rhode Island America Pageants. In later years, I became a certified judge and ran local pageants.
After graduating from college, I was chosen by Brown University to be a dance educator. In 1998, I opened my own Dance Studio and our competition team traveled around the country competing and performing."