Ann Marie is a native of New York City and started tap dancing at the age of two. She continued dancing (tap, jazz, modern, ballet and acrobatics) for 14 years. With the help of Destiny, and an interest in adventure she ended up in North Carolina. She fell in love with bluegrass and found herself auditioning for Apple Chill after only two lessons! She is also an Oncology Nurse at UNC Hospitals and a member of the Board of Directors of the Louis August Jonas Foundation, an international non-profit for teens with leadership potential.