How long have you been dancing for and how did you get into it?
I’ve been dancing since the tender age of 2½. I studied Ballroom & Latin American, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Flamenco, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Street Jazz and Zumba.I have been teaching since I qualified at the age of 17, and it has been my full time job since I graduated university with a BA Hons in Drama and Business.
What is your favourite dance and why?
I don’t have a favourite dance – I like the variety of all the dances – I tend to prefer the more expressive, passionate dances.
What is your speciality?
I have trained in so many styles – ballroom, latin, ballet, tap, jazz, flamenco, salsa, argentine tango, contemporary, street, zumba.
My major achievement was at the age of 10 when I won at Blackpool and became British, Open to the World, Under 12’s Ballroom Champion. My most recent achievement was retaining my position in the British National Latin American Professional Final with my husband James. Another proud moment for me was when I won the Phyllis Haylor Scholarship in 2001 held by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. I won £1000 to further my dance education.
I am currently competing in Professional Latin American competitions at both national and international levels with my husband James. I believe that it is imperative to continue with my own training, so as to continue to develop and broaden my dance education, keep fit and also stay in touch with what it’s like to be the pupil! I regularly attend classes, lectures and private tuition in London with some of the greatest dancers of our era.