Annette has been dancing since she was three years old. Growing up in Tampa, Florida at the beginning of the Disney craze, she had many opportunities for performance and education. Being the daughter of a dance teacher, she spent her summers traveling to New York to study with the best dance educators in the country. After graduating from high school, Annette continued studying ballet at The University of Tampa, and opened her first dance studio. In 1991, Annette moved to Memphis where she taught for five years at another local studio before opening Dance Dynamics in 1996. Since then, many of her students have received dance scholarships to college and have established professional performing careers including her daughter Natalie, who made it to the top three girls on “So You Think You Can Dance” in season two. Annette is a former choreographer and entertainment director for Libertyland Theme Park, and staff instructor for International Cheerleading Foundation. She also teaches dance enrichment at Grace-St.Luke School, and travels the country judging dance competitions when her schedule permits. Miss Annette and her husband Mitch reside in Arlington, and are the proud parents of Natalie, Nick, and Taylor.