I started my pre-professional dance training in Germany completing a Higher education preparation course (Studienvorbereitende Ausbildung Tanz) in Cologne. I also trained in South Africa at Camps Bay High School and Camps Bay Classical Ballet School.
I completed the BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. My dissertation focused on the implementation of imagery into technique classes to improve technique and performance skills. In 2018 I also completed my basic Progressing Ballet Technique certification and later completed my level 2 and 3 certifications.
Since 2017 I have taught in different settings including creative dance sessions in primary schools, technique classes in a high school, ballet for university students and Progressing Ballet Technique at all levels from primary school to college dancers.
In 2019, to further my knowledge, I joined a professional artistic further education program in mixed-abled dance education. Thru triannual intensives, we (disabled & non-disabled dancers) explore studio practice and theory with various dance artists. You can find more information on this under M.A.D.E. in my work.
I have also completed the 2021 Seedbed course by Stopgap and became an IRIS Teacher. IRIS is Stopgap Dance Company’s ground-breaking inclusive dance syllabus.
In 2021 I graduated from the MSc Nutrition and Exercise Science at the University of Central Lancashire with distinction. My focus is on improving the access to science-based dance training and nutritional knowledge for dancers.