Born in London but lived in Australia most of my life, I started dancing when I was two with Highland dancing and then ballet in Gloucester Shire NSW. Since then dancing, in all its forms, has been a very important part of my life for over 46 years. I don’t remember a time I wasn’t dancing. I started Ballroom Dancing around 33 years ago I was very lucky to have the opportunity to start teaching soon after and I have continued to teach dancing for about 32 years.
I have done many other jobs over the years from working with animals in many different zoo’s to database management, complaints and IT management in the Northern Territory with the Dept of Health but teaching dancing whenever possible throughout my whole life is the job that brings me the most fulfilment. I love to see the joy of dancing in other people. It is a mind, body and soul activity and I hold in high regard the same values that partner dancing teaches. Respect, Resilience, Self Belief, Teamwork and Courage.
I also value knowledge and as such have a BSc Majoring in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and I am a qualified Personal Trainer. I am currently studying Counselling.
I have a 5-year-old Daughter (often seen at end of year/term events) and a 24-year-old son that both love to dance.