My training began at the age of three at a local dance school in Luton and then onto The Southsea School of Dance with Audrey and Nina Brown. It is thanks to the wonderful teachers that taught me that I decided to train to become a teacher as soon as I left school. After gaining my teachers qualifications (Associate in Ballet, Modern, Tap and National) I was offered the opportunity the dance as part of a professional company; which lead me into the world of performing.
As a professional dancer I have performed in a range of venues across the world from Pantomimes to Hotels in Madeira and finally on cruise ships around the world. My experiences in performing have enabled me to travel whilst performing in a job I love. The experience has helped me become the teacher I am today.
Following my degree and MA in Dance in 2003, I decided to open the doors to the Classique School of Dance. Teaching was always a dream for me and starting up my own school with the support of my husband and family offered me the opportunity to start my full time teaching career. Whilst opening my own school and teaching at South Downs College I gained my PGCE teachers qualification to support the renewed C.D.E certificate in teaching with the Imperial Society of Dancing (I.S.T.D). Whilst teaching I have continually renewed and refined my teaching skills and techniques to ensure I am fully up to date with the teaching requirements and gaining my Licentiate and becoming an approved Tutor for the ISTD has been a highlight in my teaching career.
Now, I teach at Fareham College and work as the Programme Manager for Media, Music and the Performing Arts to continue a further my skills within the
Further Education sector whilst teaching the Ballet and Modern at Classique.
I hope to continue to further my education in teaching dance to ensure I am the best I can be for my students.