My earliest Physie memory is… at the age of 7 when I was sitting up the back of my younger sister Erin’s class at Moruya Physie. I watched the girls dancing and then mentioned to my mum a few weeks later ‘I think I could do that’.
I then attended my first class, joined in and knew all the work just from watching!
My favourite quote is…’Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine’.
My favourite Physie moment was when …. I marched out on the ICC stage after being selected for Grand after 5 years off from Physie. I was very proud of myself for getting back into a sport I’m so passionate about, and being awarded Grand Champion Girl was such a surreal moment.
Also, when I performed at The Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2022 with my Figtree Physie Club and shared the experience with my daughter Isabel.
I’ll never give up Physie because …. I love it! I have had breaks over the years and focused on dancing overseas, my nursing career and my family. But I am drawn back to this incredible sport that empowers women and girls of all ages.
When I’m not doing Physie I’m ….. a mum to my two children Isabel and Owen and enjoy family time. I’m also a Registered Nurse and thrive on caring for others in their times of need.
I’ll always be grateful for …. what my body is capable of at my age. I’m grateful for the ability to express emotions and stories through my dancing.
My favourite routine is…. The 2022 Contemporary ‘Falling’. I love the choreography and the emotion and meaning behind it. It’s a very special routine to me and I will always cherish the opportunity I have had to perform it on the syllabus video.
A fun junior routine I remember performing is The Time Warp dance.
Preparing to perform on the 2022 video was… an exciting and busy time. Learning the syllabus routines soon after the National Finals, as well as continuing mum life and nurse life was a true test to my multitasking skills.
My favourite thing about the video shoot was…. seeing the amount of work that many people put into filming the syllabus video. I felt very honoured to be involved alongside other talented Physie girls and ladies, I had so much fun and I enjoyed every minute!
My Physie teacher always said… as a junior ‘head up not just eyes up!’. As a senior, ‘believe in your ability, trust in your technique, don’t overthink it, just let go and perform’. Oh and ‘shoulders back!!’.
I am inspired by …. my Physie teacher and friend Emma Sadd. She inspires me to work hard, ooze confidence and enjoy myself in all aspects of my life. Emma is an incredible teacher who knows how to bring the best out of me, especially when I doubt myself and don’t think I can do it. I’m forever grateful for our friendship.