- Latin American
Advanced Diploma of Dance Teaching, The Australian Ballet School
Graduate Diploma of Education, Visual and Performing Arts, RMIT
Diploma of Teaching, Primary
Fellow and Life Member of Southern Federation of Dance
Training; Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, National Character, Modern Dance, Contemporary, Flamenco, Folk, Ballroom and Song and Dance.
I taught dance for more than 40 years. During that time I was engaged in choreography, syllabus design, teacher training and lecturing at Victoria University. Coming from a combined professional dance and education background, I have a broad skill set to share.
Concurrent with primary school teaching, I continued my advanced dance training at leading dance studios in Melbourne, Pineapple Dance Studios in London and The Joffrey Ballet School and Broadway Dance Center in New York.
In 1986 I collaborated with a colleague to create 10 new levels of Jazz Dance. This work expanded to become Southern Federation of Dance (SFD). I worked as both President and Secretary of SFD, as well as a dance examiner and adjudicator; examined thousands of dance student exams in ballet, jazz and tap over a 20 year period. For SFD I instigated competitions, masterclasses, teacher training courses, and workshops. I've also mentored trainee dance examiners.
During 2001 and 2002, I lectured in Dance and Drama at Victoria University, in the School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance.
From 1996 - 2017 I ran a large dance schools in both Brighton and Point Cook.
In 2018 & 2019 I was Assistant Choreographer for the Aus & NZ tour of Madiba The Musical, and Local Choreographer for the Australian tour of Fastlove - a tribute to George Michael.