I received my Bachelor of Dance degree from Texas Woman’s University in 1989, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with the intent of opening my own studio and dancing professionally. I soon realized that the secular world of dance was not where I wanted to be, as I truly wanted to live for the Lord. In 1991 I found out about Christian Dance Center in Houston, Texas. I didn’t know there was such a thing as Christian dance.
I began teaching at Christian Dance Center and discovered my true calling. This is where a whole new world of inspired dance opened up for me. Dance now had a purpose for me beyond myself. In 1992 His Company International was birthed in this studio, and the choreography that came forth among the dancers in the company was alive and anointed. I experienced the awesome presence of God when I danced and collaborated with these believers. Through this company I had multiple opportunities to worship God through dance in churches and praise and worship conferences as well as traveling to Branson, MO to perform in the Glenn Campbell Theater for a Veteran’s Day Church service. I also had the tremendous privilege to travel to Italy in 1995 and Russia in 1995 and 1996 to share the love of Christ through dance with orphans, children in a medical sanitarium, the elderly in a soup kitchen and the Body of Christ in local churches.
Before college I had experience in dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading. In high school I performed with the drill team for four years and held the office of First Lieutenant my Junior and Senior years. I was voted “Best Dancer” by my peers three years in a row. I was also selected as an “All-American” through American Drill Team School and performed in Dallas at a Dallas Mavericks/Houston Rockets game and traveled to Acapulco to perform as well. After graduation, I was chosen by ADTS to travel to Canada with a dance team to honor the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.
I am currently the director of dance with The Core Theatre. I have also led praise and worship for the children at my church. I am a teacher at heart and I love to help my students understand not only the intricate technicality of dance, but our purpose as we convey a message through dance. This is my desire: to serve and worship Jesus through dance and to train others to play skillfully the instrument (their own bodies) that the Lord has given them for His glory.