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.

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...

August 30, 2018

It’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced at least one (if not all) of the three 'A’ words at some stage in our lives. Even though dancers can come across as overly confident, happy and mostly positive, the truth is we can easily slip into a depressive/anxious state...

August 8, 2018

Outfit for dance call - check. Outfit for singing call - check. Every possible choice of shoe - check. Sheet music - check. Head shot and CV - check. Ok, it’s time to go to sleep now - big day tomorrow! You’ve got this.

If you didn’t already know, this is what dancers...

July 31, 2018

After a few beers with some friends, three weeks into my London adventure, my mind starts to wander. I’ve just enjoyed the company of two very talented dancers who have given everything they have to this industry. One has had to deal with an irreversible injury to both...

July 23, 2018

I’m sitting on the plane on my way home from Tel Aviv, Israel after visiting one of my besties. Her and her husband travel from Australia every year for 6 weeks to see his family with their 2 year old son. I had a small window of opportunity to pop over and see them -...

July 17, 2018

Ever dated a dancer? I have to admit, we’re not the easiest partner to have. At the drop of a hat, you can go from casually dating your dancer (and of course having a great time - we’re pretty rad) to suddenly, without getting any say in the matter, bidding farewell an...

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