She originally hails from Crystal Lake Illinois and began her dance training with Judith Svalander Dance Theater, The School of Ballet Chicago and performed with the Ballet Chicago Studio Company. She received full scholarship to The School of American Ballet summer and year round programs and apprenticed with the New York City Ballet in 2000. She then joined the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, Denmark as a corps de ballet member and danced there from 2001-2010. Recent credits include 'Sugar Plum Fairy' with both Ballet Chicago in Daniel Duell's The Nutcracker, and Iowa Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker, with Ballet Chicago as 'Waltz Girl' in George Balanchine's Serenade, 'Pas de Neuf' in Balanchine's Swan Lake.