The ‘balanced ballerina’ story…
It all started when I was three – my love and fascination with ballet. So you could say it’s kinda my ‘thing’.
Prior to that I was studying a Bachelor of Communications at The University of Queensland… and deciding what I wanted to do with my life.
The reason I was trying to work out what direction to take was because I had just broken up with ballet after dedicating my life to it and studying at The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne.
I was heartbroken – but it had to be done. Whilst most dancers live for the stage, performances gave me anxiety and I much preferred the day-to-day classwork and behind the scenes of being a ballet dancer.
I loved working on my technique, I just didn’t see myself as a ballerina performing on stage every night. I dreamt of having my own business, attending university, not having to count calories… so I hung up my pointe shoes.
Whilst at university, my friends had retail and hospitality jobs and I was offered a job taking dance classes. It was this opportunity that made me realise what I wanted to do with my life.
I am here to serve.
My mission is to make ballet accessible to everyone and as a result bring a little grace into everyones daily lives.
While it’s always nice to have a perky butt or chiselled calf muscles, a love of ballet extends far beyond physical benefits.
I truly believe that ballet is a meditative state that builds ‘grit’ in children and focus in adults. It’s also much cheaper than therapy.
Who are my clients?
I work with children from the age of three to adults 80+ years young…
Some are absolute beginners (never done a plié in their life!) whilst others are pre-professional and about to embark on a professional career in ballet.
I have worked with Olympians, professional athletes and football players. With a bit of cross-training they use the mental and physical benefits of ballet to sharpen their performance and body awareness.
Even though I believe a piece of paper doesn’t make a good teacher…
I have a Bachelor of Communications from The University of Queensland. Also a Certificate 5 from The Australian Ballet School and a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management.
I have completed The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet teachers program, the amazing Marie Walton-Mahon’s Progressing Ballet Technique program and am currently studying to become a registered Dance for Parkinsons ballet teacher.
I can’t wait to welcome you into the studio, introduce yourself or your child to ballet or speak at your next event.
Peace & Plies,