There have been many dance parents to walk through the door of CREATE, however, when this one walked in and we had our first conversation, I knew... she would be perfect as an instructor, mentor, and most importantly an incredible addition to our CREATE family. She took the time to answer some of my favorite questions to ask, so read below and meet the amazing JOPLIN!
Q: Dance is _______? (& go...)
A: Dance is the ultimate way to express yourself! It provides an avenue to release, let go, and let your energy flow - no matter what you are feeling inside. Happy, sad, angry, silly - whatever the emotion - dance allows for a freedom of expression that is truly second to none.
Q: What is your favorite meal?
A: Way too many choose from, but Japanese Curry Tonkatsu is a comfort food favorite I love to make and dream about!
Q: What is something unique we may not know about you?
A: I was married to my husband on an episode of Masterchef in 2014! I also worked on season 2 as a Culinary Producer!
Q: Favorite styles of dance?
A: Tap and Modern
Q: Favorite style of music/ favorite artist &/or song?
A: I am a huge Jazz music lover!
Q: What is your favorite thing so far about the CREATE brand?
A: My favorite thing about the CREATE brand is the way we are able to empower children to develop their innate gifts and creative sensibilities which in turn grows their confidence to being their best and brightest selves!
Q: What dances have you worked on so far this year, that you can't wait to see hit the big screen?
A: I can't wait to see Flashdance and Home Alone!
Q: Anything else we should know!? Morning routine? Favorite time of day?
A: My family and I love to end most every night with a living room dance marathon! You are guaranteed to go to bed happy :-)