I’m just a Southern California girl who’s been transplanted to the San Francisco Bay Area. How’d I get up here?
Well, at sixteen, one (well actually two) of my childhood dreams came true!
I moved to San Francisco to continue my training in classical ballet as a Trainee with the San Francisco Ballet School and went on to join the company as a corps de ballet member two years later. The other dream come true? Unbeknownst to me, I had met my future husband that same year!
While dancing for San Francisco Ballet, I discovered my love for restoring furniture. I’d walk around the city and run into gorgeous pieces of furniture, mirrors, and frames, just left on the sidewalk for the taking! I started finding and flipping furniture for my friends and started this blog in 2014 to tell those stories. Hence, my side business, rénové, had begun!
After starting my own business, my eyes were suddenly opened to dancers all over the world who were burgeoning entrepreneurs as well! I wanted to recognize them, encourage them, and share their stories, which is what this blog has turned into today. #BallettoBusiness
Currently, my husband and I have moved across the Bay Bridge into the East Bay! We are both professional ballet dancers with Diablo Ballet, as well as teachers at schools across the Bay Area.