Birdy first began dancing at the age of three and immediately found her greatest passion. She trained at Green Bay School of Dance for a few years but later moved on to train under Jeanette Makaroff of Makaroff School of Ballet in Appleton, WI. While with MSB, she was also a company member of the Makaroff Youth Ballet and performed roles including the little match girl in “The Little Match Girl” and Arabian in “The Nutcracker” at the Appleton PAC. She spent her summers going to summer intensive programs with the American Ballet Theater and the Rock School of Dance where she was trained by former professional dancers such as Ted Kivit, Robert La Fosse, and Alaine Haubert.
After high school, she attended UW-Stevens Point and received her BA in Dance, BS in Psychology, and a Pilates teaching certification through Balanced Body. While at UWSP, she was able to expand her dance education under the direction of Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen, Pamela Luedtke, and Michael Estanich. She has also had the opportunity to participate in master classes led by Aysha Upchurch, Nick Pupillo, Eddie O'Campo, Katherine Kramer, and Gerald Avery. She graduated in May 2020 and currently teaches at Madison Professional Dance Center.
Birdy is a descendant of the Menominee and Potawatomi tribes of Wisconsin. Growing up, she danced at pow-wows as a fancy shawl dancer and has a great cultural tie to dance. Birdy understands the cultural significance of dance around the world and aims to bring that knowledge with her into the studio and to the stage.
Outside of dance, Birdy loves to run her small business- Birdy's Beads- making Native jewelry, spend time with her family and Fiance, read, hike, and play with her cats, Nyx and Pumpkin!