Through dance and art making, I teach movement and offer a hands on experience of transferable skills: creative problem-solving, risk-taking, community-building, confidence, trust, listening skills and leadership. I see these skills as transferable to the broader lives of students. I always return to placing the students at the forefront of my teaching, fostering individual self-expression, self-inquiry, and creativity. I strive to remain constantly responsive to who my students are and their varying levels of experience. Deeply rooted within my philosophy are kinesthetic learning, emotional intelligence, issues of access, cognitive diversity, and the impact that dance can have on learning and education. I believe that recognizing and teaching creative intelligence cultivates feelings of worth, inclusion, empathy and possibility, translating into positive action and change.