How did I get into presenting?
SCHOOL LIFE/ DANCE LIFE/ NORMAL LIFE
I believe it all started when I was 4 years old. Mum and Dad enrolled me into Ballet and I fell in love with being on stage. Most of my childhood was spent in a leotard with my hair plastered with gel, slick back in a bun, and I loved every minute of it. I was part of Farrell Academy of Dance under the guidance of my dance teachers; Miss Susan, Miss Kylie and Miss Georgina.
Growing up I had a lot on my plate, not only did I dance but I did athletics, cross country, nippers, singing lessons, homework and not to mention I was a kid so I loved playing outside. While I was busy all of these activities helped to shape me into the driven person I am today.
During high school I entered a competition at Dolly Mag, and to my surprise I won! It was a competition to go to the finale of Australian Idol with 10 of my friends. From winning this competition I created an ongoing relationship with Dolly, and spent a lot of time in there. I did a bit of modelling for them and I also became the voice of teen kids.
From there I started to do a bit more modelling, but to be completely honest, it made me uncomfortable and I didn’t really like it. So I continued my journey to become a dancer. Dancing opened a lot of doors for me, and I even found myself dancing in India, LA, around Australia, FIJI and New York.
As my schooling years came to an end all of my friends were looking into going to university, full time dance or acting courses… I felt completely lost…
While I liked the idea of UNI I didn’t want to go just for the sake of going, I had good grades but no idea what I wanted to study. So I made a quick decision to feed that burning desire to become a performer and started at Brent Street full time dance.
I had an agent growing up (Mel from Agent M) so I was constantly auditioning. From a young age I was exposed to the emotional roller coaster you call ‘The Industry.”
In 2008 I booked my dream job, working at Hong Kong Disneyland. It was my first year out of school and it just couldn’t have come at a better time. I left full time dance and packed my bags for Hong Kong. HK was an integral part of my life and I learnt so much living away from home. One of the most important skills I picked up was cooking. This is the time in my life where I started to nourish my body properly! **I was a bit unhealthy growing up but that’s another story!
Hong Kong was fantastic, I made so many lifelong friends from all over the world (love you guys!) and had the opportunity to travel through Asia in our down time.
I did only do one contract in Hong Kong because I had this itching feeling that there was something more.