A: I started when I was 3 at Clovelly in Sydney and physie was the only dance class that I would stick at. When we moved to Queensland, I joined Strathpine where I’ve been for 10 years. I’m in the seniors now and in 2010 I became a teacher with BJP.
Q: What’s your earliest physie memory?
A: I remember winning the 6 years at zone and I was determined to win overall champion.
Q: How has physie moulded moulded you as a person?
A: It’s created everything that I am! Confident, healthy, flexible – and I can do things that other people my age can’t. I’ve met fantastic people and had great experiences – I’ll take these with me into my career as an occupational therapist doing movement therapy.
Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching physie?
A: Teaching gives me confidence in life but even more than that, I enjoy the success of my students. I teach preschoolers and 5-6 year olds and they are so innocent – they have no fear or nerves.
Q: Has anything changed for you now that you’re a physie teacher?
A: Seeing the success and growth of my students has become the most important thing. And being a teacher, you realise the finer points of performance that you don’t realise as a competitor.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
A: I’ll still be teaching at Strathpine I hope, helping to build the club and hopefully the results. I want to maintain my enthusiasm and keep things fresh. And I would like to be working in movement therapy, teaching my clients the principles of physie.