Miss Lydia, from Glen Carbon, IL, began dancing when she was three years old. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop. Under the direction of Rena Storm, she studied the Cecchetti method of ballet and passed her grade VII professional exam. In 2016, she graduated from Friends University with a BFA in ballet. Following graduation, Miss Lydia began teaching a variety of styles of dance and working in public schools in her hometown before training with Fort Wayne Ballet in 2018. She moved to Michigan in 2019, where she continued teaching for both competitive and recreational dance classes, choreographing for large groups, small groups, and soloists, and teaching private lessons. She moved to Colorado from Michigan with her husband in 2022 and is excited to be teaching ballet at The Conservatory this year!
HER TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:
"I believe that a high-quality dance education sets students up for success in all areas of their lives. Developing strong technique is important, but developing strong relationships, self-awareness, and work ethic are equally important. I hope to nurture my students' love for dance, while helping them achieve their goals in the studio and beyond!"
Miss Lydia has visited forty-seven of the fifty states in the U.S.A.