Colleen Buck is a native of the Washington, DC area and enjoyed dancing in local musical theater productions as a teenager. As a student at Boston University, she had the opportunity to begin formal dance training, studying tap, ballet, and jazz. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, she worked as a technical writer for a northern Virginia engineering firm and continued her education at the University of Maryland, where she received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In 2002, Colleen opted for a career change, returning to the dance studio where she found her passion teaching dance to young children. For the last 12 years, she has embraced the opportunity to pursue a true vocation, while still trying to grow as a dancer by taking classes weekly.