Over 15 years in professional arts and sciences. Well experienced in organizing, planning and overseeing projects. Very knowledgeable in hiring, training and supervising. Committed to high work ethics as well as being creative.
-Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, and counseling qualified employees on a staff of over 50+.
-Competent in handling a variety of tasks and responsibilities simultaneously.
-Able to see “the big picture” and provide creative input.
-Implemented community/ tourist marketing strategy which resulted in increased earnings as catering/ event coordinator.
-Increased profits 12% by cross merchandising and developing special promotions.
-Built sales for dance studio by 10% by interacting with community members and media.
-Commitment to integrity and creativity resulting in increased sales and customer confidence.
-Developed inspection, sanitation, inventory and expense reports for multi- tiered company.
-Coordinated specials and negotiated contracts with vendors for over 80 special events.
Examiner.com Norfolk, VA
Writer for Dance Fitness Article
April 2010- present
Armed Services YMCA of South Hampton Roads
March 2010- present
Chesapeake Parks and Recreation
October 2009- present
September 2007- Present
October 2005- October 2009
Joe’s Crab Shack
September 2004- September 2005
Kingsmill Resort and Spa
April 2003- September 2004
February 1999- March 2000
Fountain Walk Foods
Manager/ Catering Coordinator
January 2001- September 2001
My year of tap was taken at Field's Dance Studio in Hampton, VA
My formal belly dance (Middle Eastern Dance) training was from Janna Beaufait at Janna's International Dance Studio in Newport News, VA. I have also taken taken several workshops with world renowned bellydancers as well as artists from the area.
I received my Hula training from Ipo through Janna's International Dance Studio as well.
My Bollywood training is from Sandip Soparkar workshop and Hipnotic Dance Company in Chesapeake.
AAS in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University aquired in 2000.
Organizations / Affilations:
is located in and has the following skills: