``Stage Combat taught me how to teach. Aerial silks gave me passion. Yoga lifted me out of depression.
After relocating to Michigan in 2008 to attend the University of Michigan, Diane joined the Ring of Steel Action Theatre to learn how to sword fight like they do in the movies, and it became the gateway for all of her future movement arts pursuits. Deb Keller, founder of Silkstream, introduced her to aerial silks, which quickly developed into a passion. She opened Ringstar in 2013, immediately renting out the space to other movement artists and beginning to teach silks classes. Two years later she completed A2 Yoga’s YT200 certification under Ana Hough. In 2018 she hosted and participated in AIReal Yoga teacher training, making Ringstar the only facility in Ann Arbor to have certified AIReal yoga instructors.
Diane currently teaches classes, workshops, and intensives in aerial silks, AIReal yoga, yoga, and flexibility. In addition to Ringstar, she has also taught at The Health and Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College, the University of Michigan, the Michigan Educational Theater Association’s annual Thespian Festival, Michigan Technological University, the International Thespian Festival, YoumaCon, the Midwest Media Expo, and many more.