Wanya The King Of The Jungle

DISNEY WEEK!!!! I can’t think of anything better than a whole night dedicated to the best Disney movies of all time. Dancing to Circle of Life dressed up as lions with Wanya was truly magical (see what I did there ;)) Samba is an extremely tough dance, it is one of (if not the hardest) dance to teach a celebrity. There is so much technique involved that takes years to master and we have to try and get our celebrity to learn that in 5 days. Wanya worked really hard this week on the technique of this dance, he really wanted to look the part and not just get by. I, again, did not take it easy on him with our choreography! I taught Wanya a professional level samba because I wanted to challenge him, at this point in the game we have to keep improving and not take a step back. Continue Reading

Healthy Living

As a dancer I have to be very aware of keeping my body in a healthy state both physically and mentally. It is so important to make sure that we are doing everything we can to take care of our bodies every day. This means eating healthy, getting exercise, sleeping, etc. I don’t know about all of you but I think one of the hardest things for me to do is always eat healthy ūüėĀ It has taken me a while to learn this but eating healthy does not mean you have to eat kale for every meal;) It is about a well balanced diet and portion control. I have found a lot of ways to enjoy eating healthy and also have found some loop holes to satisfying my sweet tooth without succumbing to a whole tub of ice cream… ūüėČ I would love to hear about your tricks and tips as well and any questions you have about this topic.

Now this will not all be about eating (even though that is one of my favorite things to do;)) I also want to share some of my favorites things to do for exercise outside of dancing and give you my advice for staying active! Please stay tuned for posts and feel free to comment and share your thoughts or questions.





Hey guys!:) This page is dedicated to all things beauty; hair, makeup, fashion, etc. I am going to be sharing my tips, favorite products, and some tutorials that I hope will be helpful to you all! I would love if you would comment below with any specific questions or topics you want me to talk about and I will do my best to post about each of your comments. Thank you!!

A Tribute to Wanya’s Most Memorable Year

One of my favorite weeks on DWTS is Most Memorable Year. I absolutely love this week because we get to know more about the celebrities and the events and moments that changed and shaped their lives. When Wany√° told me he had chosen 1996, the year Boyz II Men sang the National Anthem at the closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Olympics, I was so extremely humbled and honored. I can’t lie though, I was extremely nervous and felt a lot of pressure to make this dance as memorable as that moment for him. No one has ever danced to the National Anthem on DWTS and with a song that is as important and meaningful as this one is I really had to make sure that my choreography was just as powerful.

The creative process of this dance was unforgettable. Watching Boyz II Men re-record their rendition was truly magical and then watching how the choreography just fell into place with the lyrics made this week one of my favorites yet. When it came time to perform our waltz Wany√° and I were so ready to show everyone watching all the hard work and dedication we had put into this week. The feeling we both felt throughout our live performance was indescribable. We felt each person in the audience there with us supporting us and cheering us on. I am so grateful I got to share this moment with Wany√° and know that it will be a performance I won’t forget. Our scores for week 3: 8,8,8

Chips and SALSA

While choreographing our salsa this week I made sure that every step we did was true to salsa! I really wanted to prove to Len that Wany√° can look like a salsa professional. Wany√° and I had so much fun rehearsing the salsa this week! I did not take it easy on him and really pushed him on improving his stamina. This routine is one of the fastest salsas I have ever danced and Wany√° managed to keep up with the speed. The judges said that they saw a lot of improvement from week 1 and Len said he was happy with the content which was our goal! Our scores for week 2: 8,8,8