Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, I began my artistic journey at 6 years old when I began training as a classical ballet dancer. I was lucky to learn from teachers like Evgueni Katoussov, Irina Provorova, Koloubeck Ishenaliev, and Nazira Yakubova. As a dancer I performed with Ballet de Monterrey (directed by Luis Serrano) and with the Russian State Ballet (under the direction of Vyacheslav Gordeev) in Moscow, Russia, where I also got accreditation as a classical ballet teacher, specializing in Vaganova technique.
After these experiences, I decided to get a Bachelors's Degree in Dance Education. I taught for a total of 9 years in 3 different schools: Escuela Superior de Música y Danza, Escuela Rusa de Ballet Clásico (MTY, MX) and The School of Cadence Ballet (Toronto, ON). My students have performed at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), winning scholarships and dancing professionally in various companies.
After this wonderful adventure, I wanted to try my hand in the world of the pastry arts. I enrolled at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts in Toronto, Ontario and learned everything that the college had to offer. I then became part of the team of Nadege Patisserie, working alongside Chef Nadege Nourian and Executive Chef Philippe Urweiller to create beautiful desserts. It was during this period that I got my hands on my first real camera and began to explore this beautiful art called Photography.
I began to fall more and more in love with photography, it became my way of being part of everything that I'm passionate about. I have always wanted to be many things, not just one (multipotentialites here!) and it seemed like the natural thing to do. To be able to see and capture everything through a lens, the world seemed bigger and new.
Finally, after 5 years in the confectionary world, deciding to take photography to the next level and probably my husband thinking "again?!", I enrolled at Ryerson University School of Image Arts where I earned a Certificate in Photography Studies. I also got the opportunity to assist the lovely Karolina Kuras in photo shooting The National Ballet of Canada for the souvenir program of the season, while also working on some personal projects. All this right before the world changed in the infamous year 2020. Sigh.
Starting in 2021, and relocating to the beautiful Kelowna, BC (Okanagan Valley), I'm excited about what this new chapter in my life will bring and hopeful to connect and work with wonderful people through this medium. Thank you so much for reading and welcome to my camera!
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