Asteria got her dance start at the age of 3, in a small rural one room dance studio in Northern Michigan. As she grew up, she started attending summer dance camps and began studying at Dance Arts Academy in Traverse City, MI. After receiving her dance degree from Northwestern Michigan College in a modern dance concentration, she took her skills around the globe where she worked in performing arts schools and dinner theaters across Australia and New Zealand. She has been a movement educator for 18 years and has made it her mission to make dance accessible for all bodies.
When she came back to the states, she ended up in Portland and has made it her home for the past 5 years. Here, she discovered her love of the aerial arts in addition to her love of dance. She continues to coach dance and aerial, as well as performing around venues in the PNW. She is the current Assistant Dance Center manager at BodyVox, an aerial instructor, and freelance choreographer. Asteria has made it a continuous mission to create accessibility for ALL people to enjoy the love of movement with her outgoing, safe, and energetic teaching style.