Q: What is your job at OCCC?
A: “I teach dance and fitness classes. I teach for both adults and kids. Basically, I try to offer dance classes that are inclusive for people who are dancers and for people who want to exercise.”
Q: How long have you been at OCCC?
A: “I started the dance program here as part of my doctoral program back in December of 2011.”
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: “My work is also my hobby. So, everything I do outside of work [involves] some sort of dance. I like ballroom, fitness and cats. Dance, fitness, cats and chocolate. Can’t think of anything else.”
Q: What sports/physical activities have you participated in through your life?
A: “Everything has really involved dance. Cheerleading, dance and fitness for the most part.”
Q: Favorite sports teams?
A: “I’m a huge Thunder fan. I check out all of the local teams, though.”
Q: What’s your favorite part of fitness?
A: “I love having the music going. As soon as the music plays I’m excited. We’re all in it together, and we’re all working out and doing something challenging.”
Q: Do you think fitness is important? Why?
A: “I do think fitness is one of the most important things there is because it’s not only good for you, it’s really the only fountain of youth we have. It’s such a nice stress relief. It really is. When you have regular exercise that is challenging and you get through that, it really makes you feel better and helps you relieve stress.”