VYD is a Jericho based dance troupe that performs shows every spring. These shows are classic stories told through dance to contemporary music. I have danced in eight shows with VYD, including Pride (based on the lion king), in which I played one of the three main lionesses, A Better Place: A Twist on Oliver, as Nancy, and as a genie in Arabian Nights: Aladdin’s Last Wish.
I have also been a member of the MMU Varsity dance team of 3 years, competing in hip hop and jazz, and winning 3 state championships.
In addition to MMU Dance Team and dancing with VYD for 5 years, I have also studied various styles of dance for 10 years, including ballet, jazz, irish, hip hop, lyrical, and ballroom.
I have been playing the cello since I was 5, studying first with Mountain Strings, then with Bonnie Klimowski and currently with John Dunlop, the principal cellist in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. I have also auditioned for and played with the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association since I was 9 years old in Strings, Sinfonia, Philharmonia, and now VYO. I was principal cellist in both Strings and Philharmonia, performing at least 2 concerts a year. We have learned repertoire from both classic and contemporary composers, and are currently working on Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony. I also played in the Allstate Music Festival Orchestra in spring of 2017. As well as the cello, I recently began teaching myself guitar and electric bass. I can bang out a decent tune on the fiddle, and I hope to learn the drums in the future.