I am a Certified Rolfer™ with an MFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from New York University and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Louisville.
My introduction to Rolfing® SI came in graduate school. After a bad fall, my ballet instructor sent me to a Rolfer. A few strokes into the work, I felt realigned and was back in the dance studio the next day.
I began dancing when I was three and have been interested in movement since. As a professional dancer, I danced with ballet and contemporary dance companies in NYC, Chicago and Louisville. During my tenure as a dance professor, I taught dance at the University of Louisville, Columbia College Chicago, University of Chicago and Santa Clara University. Currently, I am still teaching ballet.
In 2005, I took a sabbatical from the dance world to study massage therapy. I worked as the massage therapist for the American Repertory Ballet and in 2006 was named massage therapist of the year. My love for teaching brought me to the National Holistic Institute (CA) where I taught massage, anatomy, physiology, and business classes.
At the Rolf Institute® I trained with Ray McCall, Michael Murphy, Kevin McCoy, John Schewe and Patrice Naparstek. I completed mentoring work with Richard Ennis, Patrice Naparstek and Donald Soule. I graduated in 2013 and returned to Chicago to practice. As a Rolfer, I am interested in creating possibility and increasing functionality for my clients. Because of my background in dance, I incorporate movement education into my sessions. So whether my clients share my love for hiking, backpacking, running, and dancing, or have their own interests, I help them to create ease and freedom in motion.
To hear from me and about my practice click the link below: