<p>Winning 1st place in the 1980 Zachary Competition took her to theaters in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, &amp; Luxemburg, including the Munich State Opera, Zurich Opera and opera houses in Hamburg, Mannheim, Nurnberg, Wiesbaden, Oldenburg, Regensburg, Cologne, Berlin &amp; Vienna. She prizes the opportunity this provided to hone her art &amp; stagecraft, beginning with young dramatic soprano roles &amp; growing into the highly dramatic soprano repertoire. Returning to the States to sing the Dyer's Wife in David Hockney's production of R. Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Los Angeles Music Center Opera, double cast with Gwyneth Jones, was a highlight.</p>
<p>Excited by guiding her students' evolution, she now finds her philosophy of teaching informed by a quote which inspired her artistic development throughout her career: &quot;Imagination expands technique and technique expands imagination.&quot;<br />Her passion for art, theater &amp; dancing, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique &amp; Feldenkrais, all shape her teaching.</p>
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