Tell us about your career so far.
I found my love for dancing when I was around 5 or 6 in my hometown of Mona Vale, NSW and danced all the way through primary and high school at my local dance studio. After finishing school, I studied at the New Zealand School of Dance for three years before landing full time work at the Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) here in Adelaide. I was a dancer there for nearly 7 years under the directorship of Garry Stewart – creating, performing, and touring nationally and internationally.
Since finishing up with ADT, I have been lucky to expand my career, working on children’s theatre and television. I have created and performed in new work for children with Patch – beginning with I Wish… in 2021 and currently Home – and worked as a puppeteer for film and TV, including working with some of Australia’s most loved children’s characters, including Grug and Bluey.
When I’m not dancing, I teach dance to people of all stages of life and ability. I’m also developing my own dance theatre show.
What do you love most about performing?
Performing has always been a thrill and a joy for me because of the relationship you form with your audience. There’s a vulnerability that you must give into being up on stage. Although it’s both terrifying and intoxicating, I think this openness builds a bridge between you and your audience because they see your humanity and in that perhaps see a part of themselves.