Growing up, family workouts were a regular occurrence, from bike rides & swimming, to doing the bleep test in the garden! I started dancing when I was 3 and was lucky enough to turn that into a career, performing around the UK and abroad. I had the best time performing for a large holiday company and then dancing with Europe's number 1 Michael Jackson touring tribute act. I loved attending classes in a variety of styles and I loved the challenge of learning new choreography. I regularly competed in trampolining and later became a coach. My background in aesthetic performance enhanced my knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, something I now find invaluable when coaching my fitness clients. I taught Dance and PE in schools for 10 years and started Personal Training in 2020.
When I became chronically ill in 2020, I searched for activities I could do and found that the options were limited. I was determined to increase opportunities in disability sport, particularly in Dance.
I'm really passionate about reducing barriers to participation and I want more people to feel empowered through dance. I now specialise in Inclusive Dance for those with chronic illness, disability or injury. I have created a dance programme for schools to enable them to deliver high quality dance classes to children with disabilities. The programme is an excellent opportunity for staff CPD as well and you can find more details on my 'schools' page.
I am also a speaker and engaging large audiences. My most recent talk was on 'my journey from professional dancer to disabled entrepreneur - finding joy and purpose through dance'.
Having a disability or chronic illness shouldn't stop you from participating, but it can be harder to find something that works for you. I'm passionate about reducing barriers to participation and I want more people to feel empowered through dance. I want to inspire and engage people and show that you can still have a great workout and feel accomplished, sitting down doesn't have to change that.
I specialise in Inclusive Dance for those with chronic illness, disability or injury. Please get in touch if you're interested in staff training or my Inclusive Dance Programme.
I have free dance tutorials on my youtube page. If you enjoy dance and want to try something new, give these a go! You can also duet me on TikTok!!