When did you start dancing?
I started dancing at the age of five because I wanted to follow my cousin to her dance class.
What’s your favourite part of teaching?
Watching my students grow into wonderful people and hoping that I made a positive impact on their lives.
If you weren’t teaching Musical Theatre, what would you do?
I’d probably still be working as a massage therapist which I enjoy but I’m lucky enough to be able to pass my passion of performing arts onto others instead.
What is your life outside of Stepnout?
Lots of teaching at other studios including my own studio in Bendigo.
What’s your favourite dance step?
Don’t mind the classic box step!
What advice would you give your younger self?
Stop being so lazy! I think I had a lot more potential than I gave myself credit for. If I worked harder at a younger age, I wouldn’t have had to play catch up when I was older.
What’s your next holiday destination?
I’m going away to Lorne for a few days over the long weekend in March which will be nice.
Who is your favourite performer?
I think I’d have to say, Julie Andrews because I grew up watching The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. Ellen DeGeneres and Kate McKinnon are close runners up!
What was the last show you saw?
Last week I saw a show called “Elegies of Angels, Punks and Raging Queens” which was on through the Mid Summa Festival. I was very proud because one of my friends produced and starred in the show. It was a very real performance about the Aids epidemic back in the late 80s/ early 90s and I cried about 3 times!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I always really struggle with these types of questions, I hate to try and predict where I’ll be because I literally have no idea. All I hope is that I’m not homeless and that I don’t live with my parents.
What is your greatest strength?
I think that I’m a very loyal person and it takes a lot to push me to my limits.
What are your goals for the future?
Continue to grow as a teacher and focus on performing for myself.
What is your best childhood memory?
Going away to dance competitions with my friends. We always had the best time staying with each other and spending time together. My little sister danced as well so our lives were a lot about dance comps!
If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?
I believe that we all make our choices for a reason, usually to learn from our mistakes. Of course, I have made bad choices but I have to use them as a way to grow and they have made me who I am now.
How would your friends describe you?
Loyal, funny, caring and colourful!
Tune in later in the year for more questions from Alex.
Who will be the next teacher…………. Watch this space