Summer began her journey of dance in 2001 when she was introduced to Swing. Having enjoyed it so much she was anxious to know more. After going out one night to a latin dance club she was hooked! Through the years, Summer has learned many more dances in all genres. In 2005 she began teaching various classes in Latin, Ballroom and Swing. After a move to Charlotte in 2009, she joined the amazing group, Charlotte Latin Dance and began teaching Salsa with them. When the decision to move back to Wilmington became solid, she asked Heather & Ash of CLD to bring their model with her and become their sister school, Wilmington Latin Dance. Wilmington was ready and poised for some new energy and it's been an exciting journey growing the dance community. Since WLD's Launch Party in 2012, the word continues to spread and the community is growing! Latin Dancing is the choice for nightlife and Wilmington Latin Dance is the choice to learn and connect. Summer has a true passion for teaching and sharing the joy of dance. Performing is another avenue where her spirit can be expressed. She was surprised by the satisfaction of creating choreography and was up for the challenge! WLD's Ladies Bachata Team has been able to perform regionally and share their unique style through their routines. Summer is also the Director of Wilmington Touch, a local Team that is a branch of the internationally known, Island Touch Dance Academy. It is an honor for her to have been chosen to represent and direct a Team here in Wilmington that is a part of a world wide network of over 65 Touch Teams. Along with dance, Summer also enjoys drawing, painting and traveling. Her husband is one with crazy ideas as well and owns King Neptune Restaurant; an awesome restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. She also has two daughters with self expression and crazy all their own!
Every time I dance, I become a better version of me.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body. - Martha Graham