“Straus” teaches Acro at bellA with her sister Sharon. She moved to Virginia Beach with her family in 1973 with her dad being in the Navy, and competed in gymnastics for Kellam High School. She graduated from Longwood University with a degree in Health and Physical Education K-12, and a minor in dance. While at Longwood she played field hockey and competed in gymnastics. She has been a teacher at Kellam High School for years. She is the Head Gymnastics Coach, teaches 9th grade "BioFit", and 11/12th grade PE. It is a joy to have her as part of the bellA dance family with ties that go all the way back to Jean Wallace where her daughter Kirsten started dancing when she was 2 years old. Her love and creativity for Acro is outstanding, and appreciated by her colleagues and students.