A licensed Jitterbug teacher, Miss Gabi has been nurturing young minds and building confidence in the Smyrna area since the summer of 2019! However, her experience in performing arts education goes many years back and three states away to Little Rock, Arkansas! At Central Arkansas Cerforming Arts Academy, Miss Gabi served as a vocal coach and teaching artist, while also being involved in multiple theatrical productions there. She then went on to start the theatre department at Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School from scratch! Six musical productions and hundreds of students later, she moved to Georgia where she found a brand new community of passionate and creative students!
Through Jitterbug Performing Arts and JB Studios, Miss Gabi has helped her students discover confidence in the arts through classes, productions, camps, and private music and art lessons. She is so excited to start this brand new chapter in her Jitterbug journey and hopes you’ll come along for the ride!
Miss Gabi believes that it’s never too early to build confidence through creativity and the arts. Following the Jitterbug motto “Be Brave and Inspire”, she encourages her students to make bold choices and believe in themselves, while uplifting others as well.
As a Jitterbug-certified teacher, Miss Gabi follows “The Bug Code” in all of her programming. The Bug Code consists of six key words: RESPECT, CONNECT, ASK, GROW, EXPRESS AND CELEBRATE. While Miss Gabi loves to see progress in whatever creative skill her students are learning, she believes that the most important thing is that they find joy in the process. Miss Gabi uses the performing and creative arts as a tool to help her students discover confidence, and even learn life skills such as effective communication and expressing emotions in a healthy way.