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.

 

I have yet to find an activity that nourishes the mind and body more than the astounding, timeless art of 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.

 

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

2021

Taptopia: A Global Community Connected by Tap Dance – Creator & Facillitator
Australian Tap Dance Festival: 10 Year Anniversary – Faculty


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

“I’d rather dance than eat.”

– Eleanor Powell