some fashion, everything I have worked hard at in my life
has become part of my dressage training.
- Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A.
Creativity is at heart, learning to be mentally flexible.
Focusing on sculptural and architectural environments, I
learned to understand and visualize physics & structure.
- Modern Dance from age 4 through college
Physical flexibility and range of motion lie at the
root of expression and elegance.
- Musical Training in Voice, Flute and Piano
The rhythmic structure of music provides the basis for
meaningful dynamics and expressive tone.
- Tutoring Children in Art
Learning happens best when teacher and students build
relationships based on trust, kindness and genuine respect.
- Graphic Design
My marketing work often leads me to work with manufacturing
companies, where my task is to explain simply and visually
products and services which are essentially very complex.
- Marriage to a Jazz Musician
Successful improvisation of any kind grows out of finely
tuned and highly developed senses that augment intense listening.
I have integrated all these skills and awarenesses
into a dressage program that builds the horses and
riders skills through a multidisciplinary and holistic
approach to training. No matter what challenge my students
face, I can approach it from different angles, breaking
down what seem like intractable problems into smaller problems
that can be overcome pro-actively, using a variety of tools.