Cheryl has worked as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and as a mental health therapist for the last 25 years. Cheryl has a lifelong love of dancing starting at the age of 4 and went on to receive her B.S. in Dance from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. While at college she performed with the Skidmore Company for four years working with members of the NYCB, American Ballet Theater, Martha Graham Company, and Peggy Hackney. Upon graduation she performed as a soloist with the Repertoire Dance Company in Olympia, Washington, the Jo Emery Jazz Company in Tacoma, Washington and did freelance work with Dennis Spaight, performing his original works. Cheryl performed her own original works of choreography at the annual “Movement Montage”, in Tacoma, Washington, the Silver Bird Theater in Olympia and collaborated with many artists in the northwest to present multi-media and dance theatre projects at the Capital City Studio in Olympia, Washington. Upon her return to the East coast in 1996 she founded an after school dance program for at-risk youth in Concord, NH and Franklin, NH in affiliation with the Riverbend Community Mental Health Center. Dr. Paulhus earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Sarasota Florida and now resides in Alexandria, Virginia providing mental health services.