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Aussie Dancer Abroad

The real life of an expat dancer

 

About Me

I'm an infinitely curious dancer from Brisbane, Australia and I've been lucky enough to have travelled the globe with my dance career. I left Brisbane at 21 and 8 years later I'm now in London sharing my stories, life lessons and experiences with you.
Here's a little insight: It's NOT as glamorous a life as some may think. This is an honest, true account of what it means to be a professional, flawed and determined dancer.

September 6, 2019

I was 8 years old when I found out I had scoliosis. Little 8 year old me had pneumonia and needed a chest x-ray to look at my lungs; that was when doctors discovered my spine was curved in a slight S-shape (but my lungs were OK!).

There is no history of scoliosis in my...

September 3, 2019

Whether you’ve just finished your first contract or are on your twelfth, the time in between jobs is always difficult to manage for performers. You’re suddenly back in the audition rat race, looking for new ways to earn money while trying to keep yourself show-fit and...

June 14, 2019

It’s nothing new, all of us dancers are aware that the way we look is just as crucial to success as our hard work and talent. In both my training and career, I have been openly judged and professionally impeded countless times by my height, weight (both spectrums), bod...

March 10, 2019

It’s been a year since our one month trip through Europe. We’re seated at a busy pub in Parsons Green sharing an overpriced bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (forever pretending to be ladies of leisure), recalling and laughing at some of the crazy adventures we had...

February 11, 2019

I have noticed that most people I’ve spoken to recently about Valentine’s Day are not that fussed on it. “It’s just another day!” “I hate the crowds!” “Why would you go out on Valentines Day?!” I get it. To be honest, I don’t remember ever really enjoying a Valentine’s...

January 14, 2019

I’m going to talk about travelling. It’s something I have always loved from an early age. Experiencing a new culture, stepping into someone else’s shoes and seeing the world from a whole new perspective is a gift. To travel is to see a place unlike anything you have se...

November 5, 2018

I live on the other side of the world from my family and most of my friends. I am single. I have spent all of my savings. My main source of income is the lowest hourly rate I’ve ever earned. I have to work extra jobs to get by. I pay the highest rent I’ve ever paid.

I...

September 25, 2018

From having my bottom measured and photographed (up-close) to freestyling topless in nothing but a G-String - I’d say I’ve experienced my fair share of SHOCKING auditions. Here are my top 3 most SHOCKING audition experiences:

1. Dance Audition or X-Factor Audition?

T...

September 11, 2018

Even though we all know we should go to the gym - let’s admit it, a lot of us don’t. 
I, for one, never liked going to the gym. I hated running, picking up weights, doing burpees or anything that said “I’m going to work out now”. Luckily, my jobs kept me active and I m...

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My Scoliosis Story

September 6, 2019

A Guide to Inbetweening

September 3, 2019

Bad Body Talk

June 14, 2019

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