Q: When did you start doing Physie?
I was four years old and I started at Budgewoi physie club with Netta Baxter as my teacher.

Q: What was your very first Physie Class like?
I don’t remember but my mum told me I walked into class, joined in straight away and never looked back.

Q: Where is your Club located?
Wauchope NSW – 4 hours north of Sydney.

Q: When did your club start?
We started our club in 1981 and we are celebrating 40 years this year!

Q: What do you love most about teaching Physie?
I love seeing my girls and ladies excited on competition day, I love watching girls who I have taught since they were little grow into amazing young ladies and I love seeing the pride on my girls and ladies faces when they achieve something that at the start of the year they believed was impossible. The support that they have for their classmates and fellow members makes me so proud

Q: What is your personal mantra?
If you try hard, believe in yourself and never give up anything is possible.

Q: What’s your favourite routine and why?
Contemporary to teach and advanced to do. I love the movements and expressions available in these routines. I love being able to let go and let the music tell you what to do.

Q: What is your proudest Physie moment and why?
Oh my gosh, I have so, so many proud moments. My top two tho would have to be being involved with the 125 year Spectacular that was just unbelievable and I hope we can do it at the 130 year mark. The second one would have to be having my teams called out for overall Champions in 13/14 and 15/1st year sections in 2017 and 2018

Q: What’s your funniest Physie moment?
Oh I have a lot of those too….I was attending one of Jackie’s workshops a few years ago and I decided I’d just drive down and back in the one day, anyway I got up super early, like 4am i think and drove down arrived at the hall and there was absolutely no one there I waited a little while and then messaged Jackie to double check… It turns out I got the time wrong, It started at 10am, I was like 1 1/2 hours early… I was sooo embarrassed, I could have left home at a reasonable time if i’d double checked the email the night before.

Q: Who inspires you the most?
These questions are tough…. Um heaps of people inspire me. From the ladies in the office, to the amazing teachers I get to work out the back of the competitions with, right through to my students who turn up to class each week and do everything I ask and more. 

Q: Has Physie helped with any other areas of your life? If so, how?
Physie has helped with my confidence, my mental health, and being able to speak in front of large crowds. It’s even helped with my job. I really believe it’s shaped me into the person I am today and I honestly couldn’t see my life without physie in it.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?
The last 12 months has shown just why this sport of ours is so much more than dance classes and competitions. I wish all the directors, teachers, students and their families a safe and happy end of 2021 and i’m looking forward to seeing you all really soon xx