When I first tried tap dance, I was 16.

 

 

I’ve been making noise with my feet ever since.

 

Like most who pursue a life in the arts, my journey as a tap dance choreographer/performer/teacher has come with much challenge and uncertainty. In spite of this, it has been a truly wonderful adventure, and still is.

 

 

I have traveled much of the world, built a wealth of experience and stories, and have worked and shared the love of this art-form with thousands of remarkable people.

 

No matter which direction my journey takes me, it’s usually not long before the call of the wooden floor has brought me back to tap dance.

 

 

I live in Melbourne, Australia. When the world is not in the grips of a global pandemic, I host monthly masterclasses for adults. I love to teach and to travel; I run sporadic classes in other areas where I can.

 

I also share tap dance with people across the world through video courses and other online learning adventures, as well as facilitating a global community of tap dancers.

 

May I help?

I love to teach, create, choreograph, perform and share the magic of this incredible art form with others. If you think I might be a good fit for you or your project, then drop me a message and let’s find out.

 

 


 

Performance, Choreography & Teaching Highlights

2020

Tap Dance for Living Rooms – Creator

2019

Australian Tap Dance Festival – Faculty
‘THREE’ (with Topology Music and Grant Collins) – Choreographer, Performer & Co-Producer
The Dance Center (California, USA) – Guest Teacher
Victorian College of the Arts (VCA – Melbourne, Australia) – Guest Teacher
The Space Dance and Arts Center (Melbourne, Australia) – Guest Teacher

2018

Australian Tap Dance Festival – Faculty
Derek Deane’s ‘Strictly Gershwin’ – American Premiere (Tulsa Ballet Company) – Tap Choreographer
The Dance Center (California, USA) – Guest Teacher

2017

Sydney Tap Festival – Guest Performer
‘Just TAP’ – How to Tap Dance for Advanced Beginners (Video Course) – Creator

2016

Derek Deane’s ‘Strictly Gershwin’ – Australian Premiere (Queensland Ballet Company) – Tap Choreographer
‘LIMBO’ (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art) – Writer, Performer, Choreographer
‘Just TAP’ – How to Tap Dance for Absolute Beginners (Video Course) – Creator
The Dance Center (California, USA) – Guest Teacher

2015
and prior

Australian Tap Dance Festival – Faculty
Queensland Theatre Company – Movement Consultant
‘THREE’ (with Topology Music and Grant Collins) – Choreographer, Performer & Co-Producer
‘Rhythm Junkies’ (with Red Hot Rhythm) – Writer, Producer, Performer & Principal Choreographer *
‘Tap Dance Concerto’ (with Queensland Symphony Orchestra) – Choreographer & Performer
Queensland University of Technology – Guest Lecturer
Dein Perry’s ‘Tap Dogs’ – Performer (Corporate)
Red Hot Rhythm – Founder, Director Choreographer, Teacher

Plus a bunch of corporate events. Clients include:
Montblanc, Piaget, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Virgin.

 

* Australian Dance Award winner for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance or Musical Theatre’ (2014)

 

Formal Training

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – Brisbane, Australia – Associate Degree in Dance