When I was growing up in Australia I was obsessed by ballet! I studied RAD ballet, tap, jazz and character. I loved everything about dancing; the classes six days a week, getting my first pair of pointe shoes, the blisters and bloodied feet, preparing for exams, auditions, rehearsals and finally being on stage.
And even after changing course and forging a career in PR and Communications, I never lost my love of dance and ballet. I created The Wonderful World of Dance to share my passion, to showcase dancers and dance artists and ignite others’ love of dance. I’m so excited that we now have over 300,000 followers across 50 countries, reaching a 3 million a month!
I absolutely love speaking with dancers, choreographers and artistic directors, to give a voice to the people behind the tutus and dance shoes, those backstage and in the wings.
The Wonderful World of Dance is created by our #WonderfulTeam of contributors from dancers, dance students, dance teachers and dance writers around the world. We collaborate with world leading and emerging dance companies, world famous dance photographers, artists and artistic directors to tell the dance stories.
I love all forms of dance, from classical ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop, flamenco right through to dance theatre and experimental. I love dance that makes me think, that moves me, that presents me with something new and unexpected that makes me think ‘wow’.
Growing up in Australia, it was every little dancer’s dream to join The Australian Ballet or head to London and join The Royal Ballet. But with 1000s of dance companies around the world, I also want to inspire dancers and introduce them to other companies that present rewarding career options.
And as a result of social media, dance is exploding and although the future of dance is exciting, it has challenges around funding, accessibility, diversity, equality, relevance and health. I want to get underneath the beautiful facade and explore the depth of dance.
If there’s any dancers, companies or topics you’d like us to cover, I’d love to hear from you – just DM/msg me!
Editor-In-Chief, The Wonderful World of Dance