Style: JAZZ FUNK / BROADWAY
HOMETOWN: Perth, WA
DANCE SINCE: 5 years old
OCCUPATION: Dance Teacher
WHO INSPIRED YOU TO FIRST DANCE? My mother got me to dance when I was young and Michael Jackson kept me going as I got older.
EARLIEST MEMORY OF DANCING: Dancing with a broken arm to “Thriller”.
IF I WEREN’T A DANCER… I’d be a mac genius or a helicopter pilot.
WHERE WE’VE SEEN YOU? You might have seen me in a “ find thirty” advert in a blue B-ball shirt, or “The Footy Show” dancing behind Jo Beth Taylor. If you have travelled to Tokyo you may have seen me in “One Man’s Dream” or “Big Band Beat” at Tokyo Disney. I have also been on a Holland America Cruise Line Ship on either the Veendam or Zuiderdam.
CRAZIEST JOB YOU’VE DONE? Being Peter Pan was pretty fun, I got to fly by cables. Also working on a cruise ship was crazy because you could be having dinner in Barcelona and the next afternoon you could be having gyro for lunch at Santorini.
FAVOURITE DANCE MOMENT FROM FILM, TV OR THEATRE? Mia Michael’s piece with the bench and Travis Wall on SYTYCD US.
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married. I met Stacey at Tokyo Disney – she was Wendy and I was Peter Pan.
HOW MUCH DANCE TRAINING HAVE YOU HAD, AND IN WHAT STYLES? Since I started dancing at the age of 5, I have trained in jazz, ballet, tap, acrobatics and hip Hhp. Once working professionally I was taught roughly how to partner.
WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MAKE PROUD OF YOU? Well I know that my wife, mum and sister will be proud. But I would like friends and family that haven’t seen me dance – for instance my brother in Adelaide, sister in Melbourne and father in Belgium to have the opportunity.
WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL BE YOUR WEAKNESSES IN THE COMPETITION? My weakness would be my technique. Because I have danced all my life, it will be expected that I will be a technician, when in reality what I have mastered is my style and ability to adapt to others.