I am a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and examiner who currently lives in New Zealand.
I grew up learning dance here in my younger years and then moved to Melbourne, Australia to further my dance training at the Victorian College of the Arts. Melbourne became my new home and I spent most of my life there, performing and teaching.
I have danced at the Melbourne International Arts Festival in the Speigeltent, appeared in various music videos for D.J’s and bands, and some short films. I danced on the Grand Final Footy Show at Rod Laver Arena, been a feature in a documentary for the BBC,and performed at various events, weddings, and movie premiers among others.
After some encouragement from a fellow dancer, I went along to a massive audition for Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines, and was successful. I worked for this company for two and a half years, traveling throughout U.S.A, South America, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, as a dancer, soloist, dance captain, and silk and harness flyer. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my dancing career.
Upon my return to Melbourne I caught up with my swing dancing family at Swing Patrol and set up my own classes Showgirls Dream, which then developed into a troupe called The Foxy Follies. This ran for 5 years at two venues – Sidewalk Tango, and Fusion Dance Studios – and only wound up when I relocated to Perth.
Now back in New Zealand I am teaching students of all ages, starting up my adult dance classes again in 2013, performing with various companies in Auckland, and examining for the B.B.O – British Ballet Organization.
I am very fortunate that I have always had supportive people in my life, especially my Mother, Sister, and Husband, who have encouraged me to follow my dreams and believe that I can achieve what I want to. The road has been hard, with many ups and downs, but that just makes for great stories to tell!
I hope you enjoy reading my blog and feel free to comment and add your own experiences and points of view. I would like this to be a place where many people can talk about dance and offer tips and advice.