Denise began studying taiji over twenty years ago, first with world push hands champion Stephen Watson, then with Cheng Man Ch’ing’s senior student, Maggie Newman. She has also been heavily influenced by work with Rick Barrett, Ken Van Sickle, Robert Mann and Wei-Ming Chen. Her talk at the 2018 International Daoist Conference in Beijing was subsequently published in the Journal of Daoist Studies (edited by Livia Kohn, PhD). She led a 2-hour workshop exploring space at the 2019 International Daoist Conference in Los Angeles. She has been certified to teach in the Cheng Man Ch’ing lineage by Maggie Newman and Ken Van Sickle.