Since 1998, Creative Kids Dance & Yoga, LLC has partnered with childcare centers, preschools, and elementary schools to provide enrichment programs that benefit the families they serve. Our on-site programs allow parents to enroll their children in dance and/or yoga without taking away valuable family time during the evenings and weekends.
We pride ourselves on creating age-appropriate curriculum that is delivered by caring, experienced instructors that are passionate about what they do. Our FUN, CREATIVE, and POSITIVE approach works to engage our students and inspire them to continue learning and growing as dancers and yogis!
Meet the Teachers!
Owner / Director
Dance and Yoga Instructor
I began dancing at a small studio in Fairport, NY at age 4, then went on to Fitzsimmons Dance Factory, where I danced through high school in a competitive class. During my time at Fitzsimmons, I had the opportunity to take classes in NYC at Broadway Dance Center and at New York City Dance Alliance from world-renowned instructors including Mia Michaels (judge/choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance).
In 1998, I started Creative Kids Dance. Rather than opening a traditional dance studio, I decided to bring my instruction to childcare centers and schools, traveling in and around the Rochester area. I knew I loved working with children, but didn’t realize how much until I started receiving phone calls and notes from parents telling me how much their child loves dance and the positive impact it was having on them.
In 2004, I expanded and brought on a teaching staff.
In 2010, I completed my yoga certification and began offering yoga classes to childcare centers. In 2016, we officially became Creative Kids Dance & Yoga, LLC and now partner with more than 40 childcare centers and schools!
Through continuing education, we are constantly working to bring our students the best childhood dance and yoga classes. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than teaching children. It's amazing to see and be a part of a child's development. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to pass our passion along to your children!
I started dancing at Images In Dance (Batavia, NY) at the age of seven. While dancing there I took classes at the American Academy of Ballet (Clarence, NY) and at the Buffalo City Ballet (Buffalo, NY) as well. I then moved my training to the Little Red Dancing School (Rochester, NY). While studying there I took additional classes at the Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and the New York City Dance Alliance.
In 1997, I joined the dance team for the Rochester Rhinos and in 1998 I was on the dance team for the Buffalo Blizzards. In 1998, I began teaching at Dance 22 (Webster, NY) and continued teaching there until 2001. I was also the Dance Director for the Town of Henrietta Recreational Programs from 1998 through 2000. In the summer of 1998, I worked at Woodward Gymnastics Camp in Pennsylvania and worked as a Gymnastics Assistant for the Town of Pittsford Recreational Programs.
In 1999, I became a founding member of The Dance Theater Project (an improvisational dance company) which performed in Rochester and Buffalo, NY. I also started at Centerstage (Rochester, NY) and continued there until 2001.
In 2001, my husband and I moved to Japan and I began teaching dance and gymnastics on Misawa Air Force Base. I was the Dance and Gymnastics Coordinator there until August 2005. Since my return, I have taught for TNT Dance Explosion, Fusion Dance Center and Bright Raven Gymnastics as well as Creative Kids!
with Creative Kids since 2009!
I began dancing when I was 3 years old. Growing up a competitive dancer, I was fortunate enough to take class from many different teachers...even famous ones like Travis Wall and Twitch from So You Think You Can Dance!
I began my teaching journey when I was just a senior in high school and I continue to love it more and more as the years go by. In addition to Creative Kids, I teach at Premier Dance Center in Greece, NY where my students have won many achievements.
I find so much joy in teaching dance. In addition to the many dance steps I have the opportunity to teach, I also have the opportunity to pass on many life lessons dance has taught me...dedication, teamwork, and most of all PASSION! I look forward to sharing my love of dance with your child!
with Creative Kids since 2012!