This quarantine helped me realize just how much my students needed me, how much I needed them, and just how much my 8-year-old son was floundering. We all needed community, activities, interactions, and so much more than what a computer was giving.
Seeing the desperation and uncertainty in everyone's eyes forced me to step up to the plate. We all have been in this storm and have not known when we could come up for air. I only knew I had to keep creating for these beautiful young artists, and needed to find a safe, clean, and positive environment for them, and my son, to thrive. From this, BAM was created!
BAM is a place where I know people want to be, where they're having fun, growing, performing, laughing, learning to overcome obstacles, and feeling safe in an environment. If 2020 taught us anything, it's what true willpower and obstacles really are.
Although we still do not understand the uncertainties and levels of stress we have all been under, what we do know is that we are ALL so much stronger than we knew. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and you should ALL be so proud of yourselves. I might need to bring in a massage therapist and yoga instructors for a year, but we are getting through it!
Seeing all of the smiling faces and glowing parents come through my doors each day warms my heart and brings so much joy to me. This joy and passion only grows and gets stronger with each day, and I am so excited to continue to create with all of you. I am honored to welcome you to the BAMfam!
We offer four main focuses for BAM students:
Ballet Academy & Movement is a magical place because we get to create... challenge... grow... and thrive. That is my mission. I know you will thrive if you are willing too!
BAM helps people move their bodies so they can be healthier, happier, and live better lives to be the best they can be.
We do this by empowering and encouraging you. Working with you, not dictating to you.
We do this by considering who you are and where you are in your training and making sure you get what you need.
All of this is done in a welcoming and affirming environment, within a structured yet flexible framework, and with careful and kind but firm attention to your growth.