Style: HIP HOP
HOMETOWN: Central Coast, NSW
DANCING SINCE: 5 years old
OCCUPATION: Beach bum
WHO INSPIRED YOU TO FIRST DANCE? Music did. My love of dance has always come from music first.
EARLIEST MEMORY OF DANCING: Listening to Tina Turner and dancing up and down the driveway with my sister.
SIGNATURE MOVE; The ‘maniac’ from “Flashdance”
WHERE WE’VE SEEN YOU? Guy Sebastian’s “Like It Like That’ music video, the Australian Deaf Society TV commercial and I also danced for Vanilla Ice at the V Festival
THING YOU’LL MISS MOST ABOUT HOME: My husband Simon, going to the beach and sleeping in
LUCKY CHARMS OR RITUALS YOU DO BEFORE WALKING ON STAGE? I close my eyes and visualise myself performing on the stage with everything going smoothly!
WHAT STYLE DO YOU HOPE TO PICK OUT OF THE HAT? I would really love to give the Rumba, Tango or the Paso Doble a go, I think they are really strong and sexy.
HOW MUCH DANCE TRAINING HAVE YOU HAD, AND IN WHAT STYLES? I have done casual class visits from the age of about five, but never did exams or competitions. I started off with jazz, but once I got to high school, I stopped going to dance schools and choreographed routines with our school dance troupe. In my early 20’s I started hip hop classes, joined a crew and got serious about hip hop dancing. I have also been taking weekly Bollywood classes for four years.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL DANCER? Wade Robson. I think his choreography is genius; it’s so creative and fuses many styles.
WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL BE YOUR WEAKNESSES IN THE COMPETITION? That I’m not very flexible or classically/ technically trained.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE AUSTRALIA TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I really want Australia to enjoy watching me dance and to feel inspired. I love what music and dance does for people’s soul, whether they dance themselves or just enjoy watching the art form.