Teaching Credentials and Experience:
- I have been teaching Group X for 38 years.
- I have a dance certification from the Ailey School in NYC and an AAS in Fashion Buying Merchandising from FIT in NYC.
- I am certified in Zumba, PIYO, Kickboxing, Personal Training, and AFAA.
Courses: I have taught Body Sculpt, Fitness Dance, Yoga Fusion, Core and Stretch, Zumba, Cardio Core Conditioning, Senior FIT, Kickboxing, and Combo Aerobics. I currently teach Body Sculpt, Fitness Dance, Yoga Fusion, and Zumba at the UO.
I am passionate about sharing my love of movement as it relates to health and wellness, and I really love the University of Oregon PE and Rec programs. My teaching philosophy is to guide, encourage, include, inspire, motivate, and engage students in group exercises that are fun and enjoyable with the hope that they will adopt a lifetime of health and wellness through exercise and nutrition. I work to create an environment that will give students the opportunity for self discovery that will stimulate their passion for health and wellness and teach respect for themselves, others, and the environment.
In my free time I like to choreograph dances for musicals, and this summer I choreographed two dances for a movie that was filmed in Eugene.