Sheila has been dancing professionally for over 35 years. Trained originally as a ballet dancer, Sheila began performing at age 18 with Concert Dance Co., MA, a modern dance company. Other performing credits include: Repertory West, CA, Northern Ballet Theater, NH, Independent Choreographers and Composers, MA, as well as additional companies on both the east and west coasts.
Sheila was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance and has taught at universities, private studios and prep schools including UCSB, Alan Hancock College, CA, The Groton School, MA, Ventura Community College, CA, Ojai Valley School, CA, and Acton School of Ballet, MA. She has directed and founded her own schools and performing companies and choreographed for many other performing groups.
Currently Sheila is continuing to develop dance and movement based workshops and classes that utilize the skills that dancers embody to help non-dancers improve both personal and working relationships and adapt to the accelerating pace of change both at home and at work. She is also helping individuals balance their energetic bodies through Reiki and Eden Energy Medicine one-on-one sessions and Stretch/Energy classes. Sheila holds a BA in Dance from UCSB, a MS in Leadership from Northeastern University, and is an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, and wingWave © coach.