Like many little girls, dancing and all the pageantry associated with it fascinated me. Love of the arts and dance in particular always remained with me although I was sidetracked many times throughout life. Eventually, when I began modern dance training and continued with ballet, I realized a personal commitment to ceaseless practice created the illusion of effortless movement. Pilates was incorporated into that training. My goal was and still remains to attain freedom expressed through elegant motion achieved only through a self-imposed physical, mental and spiritual discipline acquired by practice.