Feb 07, 2014 08:56AM
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Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
We are primarily a ballet school, but also offer classes in jazz, contemporary, voice and piano; soon we’ll be adding tap dancing. I founded it in 2013. After retiring from my post as Placer Theatre Ballet’s artistic director and founder, I felt the need to continue teaching.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
To begin with, my children—they are all productive adults with great jobs and families; secondly, my grandchildren—although I don’t have a granddaughter, yet, I have four wonderful grandsons who make me very proud to know them; thirdly, I was blessed with God-given talents to share with others. I have been teaching for 50 years—training generations of students, their children and their children’s children. I have quite a few students who have gone on to become professionals in the dance world, and whether teachers or dancers, they make me so proud.
Where do you go when the going gets tough?
I go fishing! I love to fish and also love to sew—both give me great pleasure and stress relief.
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
Claim Jumper—they have the best clam chowder (being from Boston, you can imagine).
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Beverly’s Fabrics & Crafts—they have all of the supplies I need for my business and hobbies.
If you could be any other profession, what would it be?
A famous artist.
And finally, customer service is…?
We are a small, family-oriented business. Our goal is to provide excellent dance training—from the very beginner through a professional career. We care and want the community to care, too. With all the stress in the world, young and old can come and be swept away by the music, dance and friendly atmosphere.
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