I am a a doctoral student in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University where I also teach dance history.
I am a former professional dancer, and having been raised with ballet I am a sucker for fairy tales, cheesy romances, and stories that make little to no sense. I continue to believe that all emotions can be conveyed through simple hand gestures and that everything always ends happily ever after, even if you get turned into a swan, rip out your hair and die of a broken heart, are a 12 year-old girl stuck in a dream-land filled with living candy, get beat up by a windmill, are the figment of a poet's imagination, fall in love with a life-sized doll, get locked in your room by an angry widow, live as a murderous ghost in the forest, ride around in a pumpkin coach, fall asleep forever, get imprisoned under the sea, are given a poisoned shawl, or have your soul locked inside a giant egg.
I compete competitively in home canning and am an avid cook/baker.
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