My Story

How it all began…

Born and raised in the western suburbs of Melbourne, where street smarts were essential to survival, I discovered my passion for dance and gymnastics when I joined dance classes to help with my severe learning disabilities.  The stage summoned and, at eighteen, I secured my first gig touring China as a dancer. I spent the next fifteen years travelling the world as a backup dancer and model before falling into the stunt world, working as stunt double in Australian T.V and international block busters.

Dance in the Outback

After a while, I found myself tiring of the glitz and glamour, so I hit the road for the Australian outback with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects. For five years, I travelled to over fifty remote and rural indigenous communities, working with children and their Elders. I feel so incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to positively influence and change the lives of some of the passionate and amazing young people I met. During this time, my working involvement was with major mental health and health organizations such as Beyond Blue, the Red Cross, Headspace and Queensland Health, which allowed me to inspire and mentor artists, students and community members to make healthy choices in their lives and communities.

How life (and dance) can change

While in the outback, I met the man who is now my husband and the father of our little boy. Both talented and passionate, we embarked on a journey to bring Hip Hop and community development to the suburbs of Melbourne. Borne from a desire to provide alternative dance options for youth, (particularly boys), our company, Off The Street Hip Hop, has created innovative hip hop and breaking classes, events, parties and workshops for kids and teens. During this time, I also founded and produced a highly entertaining cabaret/burlesque show, Suitably Laced, which performed for five years in a variety of venues from Melbourne’s hidden bars to a display for the King of Malaysia.

The three of us have recently spent two years travelling the world while attending many of the world’s biggest Breakdance competitions. With our son happily settled in a backpack, Pete and I experienced some amazing and life-changing situations.

And now…..5678

Settled back home in Melbourne, I have joined forces with some ‘power women’ of the dance world to create extraordinary workshops and performance opportunities for women of all ages and abilities. I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Social Science (majoring in Psychology) and also working to conquer the demons of my childhood abuse. Through this, I feel I am now ready to share all my knowledge and life skills with my ‘sisters’ through my innovative and empowering dance programs; so helping them to find respect, compassion and belief in themselves.

Come dance with me!

Peace Out xx

My Projects

Innovative and empowering dance programs, workshops and performance opportunities.