A love of life and expression of art brought Desirae to partner dance well into her adult years. She currently competes at the Advanced level in the World Swing Dance Council, attends dance conventions throughout the United States and internationally, supports the programs of Boston-area dance studios, and participates in training groups for west coast swing dance improvement, including those she co-runs with Matt Davis. With Matt, Desirae is the co-founder of the Rising Tide Swing Dance Studio. She is also a trained public health professional with a degree in Health Education and Behavioral Science and a decade’s worth of experience in adult education and behavior change. Constantly working to both improve and enjoy her own dance, Desirae welcomes students into a process to fulfill personal and professional dance goals.