I was born and raised in Austin and therefore undoubtedly exposed to the athletic lifestyle that this city is famous for. My athletic adventures originated two months subsequent to taking my first steps, when I proved to be a natural swimmer at fifteen months. I joined the academy at Ballet Austin in 1990 at age four. Pilates first came into my life at age eight during my first year in Summer Intensive at Ballet Austin. At that time, it was strictly mat class. Sixteen years later, my ballerina identity shifted and I lamentably decided to leave the adored and arduous world behind because of relentless and acute physical pain. In addition to close to twenty years of dancing ballet, I was enrolled in jazz for ten years at Ballet Austin, dabbled in tap and gymnastics, and immersed myself in yoga at Castle Hill for ten years. In 2005 at ages eighteen and nineteen, my attendance in the Pilates studio at Ballet Austin was so frequent that my Pilates instructor suggested I become certified. I accomplished my first Pilates certification in December of 2006 and soon following, my new beloved career. The compassion I hold for those who are subject to physical pain like I am is what drives me to instruct Pilates. Making this low-impact exercise regimen routine in my life lessoned the aching and cramping of my muscles. I have a passion for helping others find relief so they may live without the frustration of constantly hurting, while at the same time finding their equilibrium and strength. I am certified in both Balance Body and Power Pilates.