B.A. Degree (English, Classical Civilizations, History of Art, German) (WITS, Johannesburg)

ISTD Cecchetti Student Teacher Qual (Advanced Vocational Level)

ARBTA Accreditation (Association of Russian Ballet & Theatre Arts, UK)

Project Management H. Cert. (Damelin Business College, Johannesburg)

TEFL Diploma (i-to-i, Ireland)

Website Design & SEO Diploma (Raffles Business College, Auckland)

Flexibility & Myofascial Release Cert. (Perfect Form Physiotherapy 'Dance Teacher and Health Professional'

Certification: Lisa Howell Physiotherapy (Sydney/Dublin)

PBT Certification (Progressing Ballet Technique, Marie Walton-Mahon, Sydney/Dublin)

In Progress: Pilates Certification (Centre of Excellence, UK)

Life Experience:
South Africa:

  • Professional ballerina dancing soloist and principal roles including Peter in Frank Staff’s Peter and the Wolf, Aurora, Gulnare, Gamzatti, Cinderella, Sylphide, Paquita, Raymonda, and various neo-classical and contemporary pieces for Dance Umbrella and other Festivals

  • ISTD Ceccetti Vocational Quals & Vaganova Intermediate Qual

  • Ballet tutor for private adult classes, and classical ballet repertoire and variations

  • Administrative role in corporate setting: event management / book publication & launch incl. black-tie gala dinner, reception & award ceremony project management and successful execution

New Zealand:

  • Administrative role in a tertiary educational setting: Bethlehem (NZ) Teachers Training Institute (2004-2006) 

  • Freelance Ballet tutor specialising in pre-professional and adult classes, and classical ballet repertoire and pointework (2006-2011)

  • Company Owner, Artistic Director, Tutor and Performing Ballerina: Auckland Ballet – Adult Repertoire Ballet Company (2006-2011)

  • Private Ballet Tutor : Masterclasses for NZ Ballet Competitions (2009)

  • Whangerei Ballet Summer School Intensive: Ballet Masterclass Teacher to three levels: 6-10, 11-14 and 15-19 year olds; choreographer, final show co-producer (2010) 

  • Senior Ballet Tutor at the Performing Arts School of New Zealand, (late teens and adults) including repertoire, pointework and strong involvement in the various School Productions, Shows and Performances (2009-2012) 

  • Flexibility and Body Alignment Tutor at the Performing Arts School of New Zealand: Classes offered for 14+ year age group and Adults (2009-2012) 

  • Executive Board Member of the Performing Arts School of New Zealand, with active involvement in the decisions affecting the running of the School (2010-2012)

Ireland: (Dublin)

  • Private ballet tutor: Teaching ARBTA Russian Syllabus classes and pointework to juniors and
    Open Level Adult Beginners, Improvers and Advanced/Pre-Professional Ballet (2012-present)

  • Private tutor for Ballet Competitions (Solos / Groups) (2013-2015)

  • Flexibility and Body Alignment tutor at NUIG Kingfisher Gym (2013-2014)

  • Ballet Tutor at NUIG Dansoc (2013-2015)

  • Artistic Director of Ballet Áthas Youth Ballet Company (Dublin)

  • Dance House Dublin:  Dancer Wellness, myofascial release & flexibility, and adult ballet & pointe classes

  • PBT - Progressing Ballet Technique Certification

  • In progress: Pilates Certification (UK Centre of Excellence Dip).