She attended the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing where she earned her ISTD advanced ballet certification. She then attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she completed the CAP 21 - Drama Department Musical Theater Program.
She won the 2nd place Grand Prize 17th Annual McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival Award. Her second runner-up finish at the Capezio Dance Awards in 2013 resulted in her choreographing, directing, and co-producing her own show at the
She trained at her mother's dance studio, Shelley Shearer School of Dance, in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Producer Nigel Lythgoe called her a true asset to So You Think You Can Dance.