I started dancing as a child at the Ipswich School of Dancing, where I was very successful in the medallist world and as a junior also on the open circuit. Dancing was my world and life, once the desire to become a teacher. I turned professional at the age of 16 and took my first associates at the age of 17 before going on to work at Ipswich School of Dancing with Olga Wilmot and Steven Verrall.
I often assisted Steven Verrall in NATD lectures and was very honoured when I was asked to do my first lecture for the NATD at Worthing by Roy Moxon. I have also trained many successful dancers, including Robin Windsor when he was a junior. I was honoured to lecture at Congress 2018 and danced with Robin in my demonstration.
Currently I am teaching in Norfolk and enjoying very much being the Anglian Area Chairperson for the NATD. I thoroughly enjoy being on the MOY committee and was delighted to be adjudicator at the first MOY final in 2016. Since then I have had the exciting challenge of being invigilator for the last two finals and will be invigilating again this year.
Going out to different areas to examine or lecture just fills me with joy and delight. Seeing the happiness, enthusiasm, dedication and love children and adults have for dance just makes my job a joy! My desire is as strong now as it was when I first discovered my love for dance and I am always learning and seeking new challenges within the dancing world. I am honoured to be in my position within the NATD and thank all those who have supported me.
Positions Held: Ballroom branch examiner, Anglian area chairperson.