Having ended serious gymnastics training after eight years at the age of 19, I wanted to do something different that incorporated movement with music. So I decided to register for a Dance 101 class at the University of Washington in the spring semester of my freshman year.That was 1993. It wasn’t until I saw a piece in the faculty concert called ‘Dance for Seven,’ choreographed by famed New York based choreographer Zvi Gotheiner, that a spark (more accurately as an explosion) of interest completely changed my life. After seeing that beautiful, memorable and haunting piece of work, I knew that I wanted to devote my life to dance. One powerful moment on stage marked the beginning of a remarkable journey that to this day continues to evolve. My life has been forever changed because of dance.