Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I moved to Mendham in 1971 and went to Hilltop School, Mountain View School and Mendham High School. After attending college and graduate school, my husband and I moved (back) to Mendham and raised our 2 boys there from 2001-2021.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
I have two boys age 23 and 18
Are you involved in a business venture or corporate world? Please Share!
I am the owner of In Motion Dance Studio, serving Mendham, Chester, Long Valley, Randolph and the surrounding areas. In Motion provides quality dance instruction in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Hip-hop, and Theater Dance with highly trained and educated faculty. We provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and fun atmosphere. Our performance opportunities are outstanding: we perform locally at theaters, outdoor spaces, as well as in NYC: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Ailey Citigroup Theater, and Washington D.C. We performed in London during the 2012 Olympics. We value each student and create an environment which fosters creativity, sel-esteem and higher order thinking skills.
When did you decide you wanted to be a dance teacher?
When I was in Highschool. I began dancing at age 3 and taught my first class in Highschool. I decided then that I loved teaching.
If you could give one tip to fellow Mom Entrepreneurs what would it be?
Run your business with integrity, honesty, and kindness.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I taught dance in Istanbul, Turkey for one year.
Ok 10 fun local favorites – ready, go!
1 – Favorite local thing to do with your kids?
I loved walking to the sheep farm on Main street and watching the little lambs come to the fence.
2 – Favorite coffee shop?
3 – Favorite lunch spot?
I love the Bagel store (Whole Wheat bagel with salmon cream cheese)
4 – Favorite spot to pick apples?
5 – Favorite date night spot?
South and Pine in Morristown
6 – Favorite boutique?
7 – Favorite spot to grab a drink?
Blackhorse Pub or Piattino’s
8 – Who has the best bagels in town?
The Bagel Store or Wicker Basket
9 – Best slice of pizza?
10 – Favorite cider donuts?
The Cider Mill near Hacklebarney Park
This post is sponsored by In Motion Dance Studio.